Motor Vehicle-Football Combo Game
In Motorball, the goal of playing is to drive the ball into the back of the net – literally. This Rocket League-inspired game puts you in a heated football match with your car and that of an opponent making up the list of players. The game is set in portrait mode and features different venues for different levels of play. To win, you must get in 3 goals before your opponent does. And you have to do this within a set time limit (usually 1min 30sec). If you and your opponent reach a draw score when the timer runs out, that round of play will go into overtime, where the first player to score wins.
Simple Play Mechanics
Although this is a football/soccer game, there are no pass or shoot buttons. There is a multi-directional button for guiding the ball into the opponent’s net. The navigation control on the left side of your screen allows you to maneuver your car forward or turn it towards any spot you want.
As a match continues, randomly generated power-ups and turbo boost sprout all over the field. The first car to drive over a power-up collects it. In turn, a side button appears for unleashing the collected turbo or power-up attack.
All PvP Play
Motorball makes up the second online multiplayer game from Noodlecake Studios. You will be playing live against real online players throughout and can send out real-time hilarious emoticons during and after matches. The game even includes a leaderboard that players can strive to top.
Motorball Tips, Tricks & Beginners Guide
The directional button is a little wonky and takes some getting used to. So, do not give up when the ball keeps slipping out of your grip or other players speed past you with ease. Keep playing, and you will eventually get used to controlling your car.
Watch Videos to Improve on Strategy
Motorball is a strategic game with all manner of tactics you can apply during play. One option is to go on the offense and immediately rush for the ball when a round starts. Another strategy is to let the other player go for the ball and play defense. Better yet, you can draw out the opponent by perfecting your fake-out and go for an easy goal. You can learn all these strategies and more by watching other players via an included Motorball TV button.
Make Your Power-ups Count
Even as you focus on preventing the ball from reaching the back of your net, try and get as many power-ups as you can. They come in a variety of forms, including blobs of goo that will stop your opponent’s car, mine-like explosives, water pistol attachment for long-range shots, among others. Learn what each power-up does and wait for the perfect moment to present itself before striking. If you time it just right, every power-up you use can lead to a goal or prevent the other side from scoring.
Spend As You Go
There is no point in holding onto your earnings in Motorball. The more you spend, the better you will become. As you play more, you will gain coins. You can then use your earnings at the garage to get your car a new paint job, eye-catching decals, boost trails, etc.
There are a ton of upgrade options to choose from at the garage, all of which are purely cosmetic. The upside, however, is that spending coins at the garage also gets you XP points for leveling up and unlocking new arenas.
You also earn medals and gems after winning matches. These buy new cars or upgrade a vehicle’s speed, boost, acceleration, and control stats to become a goal-scoring machine.