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Play OverviewPlay Overview

OddBallers (2023) is an over-the-top action party game where you compete in dodgeball-style battles, only here you throw more explosive things not just balls. From wacky ball games to fistfights on moving ships dodging crates, each battle is unique and offers lighthearted fun. There are other silly games to play, but this combines both the absurd with a competitive edge and everyone can play regardless of age or experience.

You play the minigames in arenas ranging from simple farms to the tops of skyscrapers, each with its own hazards like wrecking balls or gun turrets. Experimenting with nonsensical physics and strange interactions between objects often results in plenty of opportunities to uncover novel and unusual ways to surprise opponents and claim victory.

The battles range from all-against-all death matches to team games, races and even fist fights. One minute you are playing dodgeball with lawnmowers and explosive oil drums, the next you are racing to avoid an unfortunate end. As you play you unlock new stages and modes along with cosmetic items to customise your character and (that all-important) victory dance.

The result is a bizarre yet always amusing game that levels the playing field through strange mechanics and stage hazards that can strike at any time, giving every player a chance to succeed through cunning, creativity and experimentation.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked OddBallers 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Fighting game with Shooting and Sports elements. You can play with 1 to 6 players in the same room or as a 6-player online game. Local play is up to 4 players, but Switch goes up to 6 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence. Gameplay is rather frantic, with players throwing items at each other while avoiding hazards such as TNT boxes or beehives. When characters are hit, their health bar reduces and they are stunned for a second with stars circling their heads. They occasionally make sounds, such as screams and grunts, but the overall tone is comic and the designs cartoon-like.

Some mini-games show involve chickens being thrown into machines. This causes a puff of feathers to emerge, after which a cooked chicken comes out the other side.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to be able to cope with losing, sometimes unfairly, and quick reactions to on-screen events are important too.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

CostsCosts

OddBallers usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.
 

OddBallers

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store PC Coming Soon

OddBallers

XBox Store Xbox X|S £17.99
XBox Store Xbox One £17.99

Oddballers

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
You can buy cosmetic items to customise your character. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/01/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-6 (6 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting (Shooting and Sports)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: GM Swing (@GMSwing)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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