Rocket League has been delighting for years on consoles and on the computer, not for nothing is it a perfect game to compete online. In his cocktail of emotions Psyonix introduced soccer, cars, stunts, competition and the challenges of facing a team of players online. The result was millions of downloads, a success that we also predict for the mobile version.
Is it the same mechanics as Rocket League?
They have put a lot of time and effort into creating this free mobile game that maintains the main Rocket League competition mechanics and redesigns them for mobile devices. In Rocket League Sideswipe, players compete from a new perspective on the field in 1v1 or 2v2 matches. These frenetic matches will last two minutes and can be played with any friend, wherever they are, thanks to the online features.
Rocket League Sideswipe for mobile looks great. The control of the cars is carried out by means of gestures and on a horizontal field, not in 3D. Even so, the cars can jump, fly, accelerate, the pirouettes are extremely varied and, in short, Rocket League Sideswipe aims to offer great doses of fun once the multiplayer matches are fully active.
The controls in Rocket League Sideswipe will be mobile-friendly and you’ll get used to them in no time, whether you’ve already mastered Rocket League or are still learning how to navigate the pitch. It may take a while to get used to the control of the car, since it is not just running but driving it to hit the ball. In addition, there are advanced mechanics, as in Rocket League, for those who want to rise to the competitive ranks or want to play at another level.
Combined car and soccer jumps
The pirouettes can be varied, since we can do double jumps, jump combined with turbo, backflips … The range is wide, also counting on the particularity that the turbo helps us launch the car and fly across the field, challenging the laws of physics and something that is not allowed in its predecessor.
We are not short of game modes either, since we have a tutorial to familiarize ourselves with the controls that appear at each start of the game, as well as being able to access it whenever we want. Besides that, we have a freestyle mode, where we can practice with the ball, unlike the tutorial.
Not only that, but we can play exhibition matches against an opponent, against two and with various levels of difficulty. In addition, we have available three tracks of different themes and designs’made in Rocket League‘, under the names of SC Field, Dink House and Shortstack. A wide variety of modes to play offline and enjoy the game, which are independent of the internet connection.
In the garage, Rocket League Sideswipe will have extensive car customization options similar to those of Rocket League. There will also be a online ranking system for competitive games. All this is very relative, due to the connection problems that we will comment on below. But hey, there they are in case they work.
The performance is nothing but decent, it is excellent. It does not lock or we have drops of frames, both the transitions and the animations of the cars during the game are very fluid. And let it be in 2D format does not limit the fun at all. The gameplay remains just as explosive, without having the feeling of having a short soccer field or a downgrade in experience.
In another vein, the game is still customizable when it comes to gameplay. Despite the lack of physical keys or controls, this edition of Sideswipe has options to modify the size and path of the virtual buttons, as well as adjust their positions thanks to a mapping to configure the controls. Outside of that, the most interesting thing is found in the graphics settings, where we can set their level and the maximum FPS rate, which goes up to 60 frames.
How to download the Rocket League Sideswipe APK
The game was already released in a first preview version on a limited basis in some countries (Australia and New Zealand), but for those who don’t want to wait, this APK can be downloaded now. The car soccer game is a very popular title on consoles, something that will surely also carry over to Android devices. Although it has only been released in Australia and New Zealand, is there a way to download Rocket League Sideswipe on your Android phone.
A launch that has been enough so that the APK of the game can be downloaded in the rest of the world, without having to wait for it to be officially launched in the Google store. Although this download is not working for all users who try it, the steps to follow to install the game on your Android phone are:
- Download the APK Combo package installer to install the game ZIP on your phone, available from your website.
- Download the full ZIP of the game, available at this link. The download must be done on the phone and has a weight of 788 MB.
- Open the APK Combo installer.
- Find the ZIP.
- Proceed to its installation.
- Open Rocket League Sideswipe on your phone.
- Register in the game using your Epic Games account
Many users have found that it is impossible to access the servers, because their capacity is limited as it is a first test. But it is possible that little by little more space will be given, which will allow you to try the car soccer game on your Android phone.
At the moment, no VPN applications are needed to simulate access from New Zealand or Australia, countries where the tests are being run. Nevertheless, you may not be able to access the servers as they have limited capacity. And they will not always be activated, only for the duration of the first test. Under our tests, we have been able to run two-on-two duels without problems.