Review: Super Dodgeball Beats (Nintendo Switch)

Super Dodgeball Beats

Super Dodgeball Beats, the world’s most insane rhythm-sports game! You’re invited to the craziest dodgeball contest ever.

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 654mb download size.
  • Rhythm action gameplay.
  • Motion controls-on/off.
  • 3 modes-Championship, Multiplayer, and training.
  • Game-time pressing a button that matches the beat.
  • Actions-press the right button at the right time as the circles collide. Long buttons presses or stick movements.
  • Stats screen.
  • Opening and repeatable tutorial.
  • Gameshow presentation.
  • Cool loactions/courts.
  • End of game breakdown on successful hits and misses with an overall rank.
  • Build a bar from playing and unlock new teams, songs, mascots, etc.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Training-pick a team, song and special move then just play.
  • Multiplayer- 2 players local, pick team and power up.
  • Codex-shows info on unlocked items and people, credits and rewatch cutscenes.
  • Cutscenes are done in a comic book style.
  • Championships-3 total championships and earn points from playing.
  • A game is around 5 minutes long.
  • Combo counter.
  • Simple controls-moves match the face button layout, r button for special moves and the stick for particular actions.
  • Special moves are to put off your opponent and can distract or hiding the circles.
  • Easy to get into.

Super Dodgeball Beats

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Slow to get unlocks.
  • No online.
  • Lacks any customizations.
  • Only the one game type.

Super Dodgeball Beats

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Super Dodgeball Beats is a Rythm action game set within the Dodgeball world. You press buttons in time with the music (circles) and the goal is to keep the ball on your side of the bar to win. You build up a special move that is for nothing more than to distract your opponent and can be done in many ways like hiding the circle or having a big face bounce around. As said the characters are mapped to the buttons and with that, the game is very easy to just pick up and play. I like that you can get unlocks but it is slow and I suspect it because there is very little to actually unlock. I never really notice the whole Dodgeball thing when playing as I’m concentrating on circle timings. For a Rythm action game though it’s not as hardcore as other games in the genre but it’s enough to be both challenging and accessible. I liked it but it has nor real hook to keep me coming back like score-chasing or an online rank.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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