Disclaimer: A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for this review.
Disco Dodgeball Remix is an adaptation of the PC game Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball which launched in 2015. Each match takes place in one of fifteen different TRON-like glowing skateparks. And players rush to scoop up procedurally generated dodgeballs. From there they make long shots, trick shots, and bank shots trying to get eliminations or complete certain objectives based.
Disco Dodgeball Remix Is More Than Just A Port
The game now has 21 Different Gameplay modes to choose from. These modes include a classic PVP, Grand Prix, and Elimination. Meanwhile, cubes and hoops provide a more objective based gameplay. However, as interesting as many of the modes are sometimes their objective is not always clear, this leads to frustration. Single players can have fun in the Arcade upgrading their robot while taking on bosses. Or they can try out online multiplayer. With level-up game progression, players can unlock over 70 items to customize their robot. The game also now includes a number of powerups including a boomerang ball and a jetpack. But honestly, it felt like too much was added and not enough was perfected.
Violence Is For Everyone In Fantasy – As Long As You’re At Least 10
The game is comically labeled Everyone 10+ for Fantasy violence. For some who graduated in the early 2000’s, this may conjure up memories of dodgeball being banned in school for being “too dangerous”. Apparently hurling large rubber projectiles across wide open spaces at one another is a bad idea. Most children under 10 will never get to experience dodgeball in the traditional sense in school. And while many schools worked around it by replacing rubber balls with softer foam ones Disco Dodgeball Remix made no effort to work around this rating. When struck by a ball, robots flat out explode.
But perhaps the fantasy violence comes in the form of a monster-truck voice styled announcer announcing when players get things like “first blood” or an “ultra kill”. Is it necessary? No. Does it add anything to the game? Not really. Could it be argued that it’s fine for children under the age of 10 to play? Of course. If you’re really worried about the dangers it poses, why not turn off the volume? While the music does resemble that of a skate park it gets redundant sounding quickly and starts to feel more like background noise.
One Man’s Dream Taken To The Next Level
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball was developed by one man, Erik Asmussen. But he needed help adapting the game to consoles. That is when Zen Studios stepped in. The vice president of publishing at Zen Studios, Mel Kirk, stated the “when Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball came out on Steam, I think I was among the first people to download and buy it”. And that when his kids loved the title he wrote Erik. Erik stated that he was happy that Zen helped as he did not have the knowledge to move the game to console himself. Will it be your new favorite sports type thing? Maybe. It depends on how many other sports types things you have I suppose. But it is a console game with local co-op and could be nice to pull out when friends come over.