February 20, 2015 7:00 AM | Joel Couture
Things happen fast when your weapon is also your only protection. You can deflect other incoming balls using your own dodgeball, but that means you're not attacking. You'll never make it up the leaderboards of these hallowed neon halls that way. You need to be on the offense, and with a couple of power-ups like laser balls, homing balls, and boomerang balls, you may be able to tip things in your favor. Still, what if you're a multiplayer-fearing misanthrope like myself? Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball has a single player campaign with bosses and superpowered upgrades so you can still entertain yourself playing dodgeball alone.
The game has a nice visual appeal when your screen isn't being obscured by a glowing ball of imminent death. The robot-filled night club pulses with the beat of the music, mixing light and dark to give the game a Tron-like visual style that matches the silly sport. The game's family-friendly FPS gameplay has also earned it a lot of fans already, making it the number-one rated multiplayer game on Steam. That's handy, since the game has just slipped out of Early Access and is into its full release, so if you want to see what all the fuss over this game (which was made by a single developer at 82Apps) is about, you can go grab the complete package right now.
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball is available for $14.99 ($11.99 for launch week!) on Steam. For more information on developer 82Apps, you can go to his website or follow him on Twitter and YouTube.