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It's first to five points to win. You score by throwing the ball through a hoop on the side of the circuit. For it to count, you need to have taken the ball around the small circuit without it going to the other team. Each subsequent lap adds another point to the goal's value when you eventually score. You have to balance going for more laps against the increased risk of losing the ball.
To aid your progress, you need to build up speed and momentum by skating up the steep slopes on either side of the circuit, before rushing back down. You can then use your speed to dodge opponents and tackle the player with the ball. When you win a match, you earn followers that increase the size of the crowd of fans that turn up to your game, and you can freely customise your avatar to suit your style.
With its fast-paced and uniquely competitive online gameplay, it's a great game for players of all ages. Teenagers and more adept players will appreciate the nuances in the challenge of teamwork required to do well.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Roller Champions 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
Cross-Platform:The game allows you to play with people on all systems: Switch, Console and PC.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.
7+ 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. Younger players need to persevere to learn the mechanics and manoeuvres. You need to make knife edge decisions that benefit your team which requires communication and thinking ahead. It's more approachable than Rocket League, with the ball sticking to players and a single button press to pass, which can make it easier for youngsters to get into.
- 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.
- In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
- You need a subscription to play online:
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