I’m looking to do a ‘Top 5’ style Round-Up each month in 2018, so here goes – Top 5 Rocket League Showroom Battle Cars! Just squeezing into the month on the 31st.
When The Boy and I got Rocket League on the Switch we set about collecting all the cars from the ‘Showroom‘. These are downloadable cars that you can buy for a small fee. Some are just additional standard battle cars – these are included in the Collectors Edition of the game if you have/pick up that. Then there are some licensed ones from different brands, as you’ll see below. The Boy and I have hammered it out and decided on our Top 5, as follows:
#1 – ’70 Dodge Charger R/T
This is a licensed car from the Fast and the Furious movie franchise. I confess I have pulled rank over The Boy to make this #1 as this has become my go-to car. What I am looking for in a battle car is a good balance of speed and heft. I want to be able to go as fast as I can but I find a few of the very fastest cars a bit lightweight. With the ’70 Dodge Charger I get there pretty fast and I hit the ball pretty hard.
#2 – Dominus
This is a standard battle car, rather than a licensed one. It’s one of the fastest in the game and the one The Boy uses most. He loves the speed and it certainly seems to work for him. If you can cope with the pace, it’s a great choice.
#3 – Twin Mill III
This one is on our list to represent the Hot Wheels licensed cars. The Boy‘s favourite toys are Hot Wheels so the chance to combine that love with video games is great for him. Twin Mill looks like a strong car but actually it’s strength is more in it’s speed.
#4 – Batmobile
This car is licensed from the recent Batman vs Superman movie and when we were waiting for Rocket League to be released on the Switch, The Boy was totally obsessed with it. It’s a great choice in game but actually his love of it didn’t last long as it can’t be customised – other than the accent colour none of the cool toppers or decals you collect in the game can be applied to it. We still come back to it fairly often though.
#5 – DeLorean Time Machine
This car needs no introduction to those of my generation! Still my favourite movie car, from the Back To The Future trilogy from the late 80s. Although, like the Batmobile, it can’t be customised, I still come back to it a lot thanks to the attention to detail in the design. My favourite part? When you have no boost but press the boost button, the sound effect is direct from the movies. Perfection.
Bonus: Road Hog – Painted Cobalt
In addition, buying new ones from the showroom isn’t the only way to get your hands on new battle cars. The Boy managed to trade a bunch of the stuff we’ve gathered over time from playing for this special version of the Road Hog car. It’s painted cobalt which means that some parts of it don’t change colour when customised, leading to a car of 3 colours instead of just two. Great fun!
Click here to purchase the collector’s edition (with a lot of the showroom cars included) on cartridge from Amazon.co.uk:
Of course, spending all of this real world money does mean that the game is more expensive but when a game this good is this cheap (look out for my review soon!), a small amount of money here and there has been a fun treat, rather than an extra charge that doesn’t seem fair. If only more DLC could be arranged in such a way!
Have you picked up any of the showroom cars for Rocket League? Or have you bought other DLC in small increments like this in other games? Let us know in the comments below.