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Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, also known as "SARPBC" or "Battle-Cars," is a battle-themed arena game that involves car racing and the game of soccer, created by Psyonix and released on October 9, 2008 for the PlayStation 3.

It is the predecessor to Rocket League.

Gameplay

The player controls a Battle-Car which they use to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal on a pitch, known in-game as an arena.

The game is played by one or more players, locally or online.

Official synopsis

"Take matters into your own hands in this visceral, high-octane, physics-based vehicle sports game that lets you choose one of a variety of high-flying cars equipped with huge rocket boosters. Soar high into the air to score amazing aerial goals, perform incredible saves using the vehicles' acrobatic abilities, and even demolish enemy players at supersonic speeds! Every point is immensely satisfying when you must propel your entire car at just the right angle and speed to send the ball flying into the goal, compared to most sports games that have you "Press X to Shoot!" Take on players from around in the world in ranked, unranked, and organized team matches. Battle your buddies in local split-screen, or challenge the world together in online split-screen mode. Hone your skills offline against a tournament of computer-controlled opponents or by conquering twenty unique, challenging mini-games."

Battle-Cars

Image Name Notes
Octane SARPBC
Octane Available by default.
Marauder SARPBC
Marauder Available by default.
Zippy SARPBC
Zippy Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Scavenger, Striker, Powerslide, and Sweeper mini-games, or playing a ranked match on each of the three original arenas.
Renegade SARPBC
Renegade Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Combustible, Multi-Ball, Volley, and Stalkers mini-games, or scoring 10 goals in ranked matches.

It is the only car that has not returned in Rocket League. However, a wrecked Battle-Car resembling the Renegade can be seen in the background of the Farmstead arena. He also appears in the Rocket Pass 6 trailer.

Aftershock SARPBC
Aftershock Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Unbalanced, Breakaway, Colorblind, and Cubic mini-games, or getting 15 saves in ranked matches.
Backfire SARPBC
Backfire Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Time Warp, 8 Ball, Unfair, and Keeper mini-games, or getting the Hat Trick award in three ranked matches.
Scarab SARPBC
Scarab Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Domination, Territory, Sandstorm, and Airborne mini-games, or getting 25 wins in ranked matches.

Arenas

  • Urban
  • Utopia
  • Wasteland
  • Cosmic (added December 2008)
  • Galleon (added August 2009)
  • Stadium (added August 2009)

Konami Code and other Easter Eggs in Rocket League

  • On the title screen, enter the Konami code replace the Rocket League logo with SARPBC logo and the SARPBC theme plays.
    • PS4: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, x, o, options
    • Xbox: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start
    • PC: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, enter
    • Switch: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, +
  • The Accelerato rocket boost plays the instrumental SARPBC theme.
  • The balls from the Urban, Utopia and Wasteland arenas are available as antennas.
  • The Galleon arena appears in AquaDome arena as a wreck in the backgorund. It also appears in the Rocket Pass 6 trailer.
  • The Renegade battle-car appears in Farmstead arena as a wreck in the background.
  • The SARPBC-10 antenna available during the Anniversary Event has the SARPBC logo.
  • The Floppy antenna available from Rocket Pass 6 has "SARPBC 2" written on it's label, which is a reference to Rocket League itself, because it is the successor to SARPBC. [citation needed]SARPBC easter egg

Gallery

References

  1. Entertainment Software Rating Board
  2. PEGI Pan European Game Information

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