Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, also known as SARPBC or Battle Cars, is a battle-themed arena game that involves car racing and the game of soccer/football, created by Psyonix and released on October 9, 2008 on PlayStation 3.

It is the predecessor to Rocket League.


The player controls a Battle-Car which they use to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal on a pitch, known in-game as an arena.

The game is played by one or more players, locally or online.

Official synopsis

Take matters into your own hands in this visceral, high-octane, physics-based vehicle sports game that lets you choose one of a variety of high-flying cars equipped with huge rocket boosters. Soar high into the air to score amazing aerial goals, perform incredible saves using the vehicles' acrobatic abilities, and even demolish enemy players at supersonic speeds! Every point is immensely satisfying when you must propel your entire car at just the right angle and speed to send the ball flying into the goal, compared to most sports games that have you "Press X to Shoot!" Take on players from around in the world in ranked, unranked, and organized team matches. Battle your buddies in local split-screen, or challenge the world together in online split-screen mode. Hone your skills offline against a tournament of computer-controlled opponents or by conquering twenty unique, challenging mini-games.


Image Name Notes
Octane Available from the beginning.
Marauder SARPBC
Marauder Available from the beginning.
Zippy Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Scavenger, Striker, Powerslide, and Sweeper mini-games, or playing a ranked match on each of the three original arenas.
Renegade SARPBC
Renegade Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Combustible, Multi-Ball, Volley, and Stalkers mini-games, or scoring 10 goals in ranked matches.

It is the only car that has not returned in Rocket League. However, the car appears as wrecked in the background of Farmstead arena.

Aftershock SARPBC
Aftershock Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Unbalanced, Breakaway, Colorblind, and Cubic mini-games, or getting 15 saves in ranked matches.
Backfire SARPBC
Backfire Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Time Warp, 8 Ball, Unfair, and Keeper mini-games, or getting the Hat Trick award in three ranked matches.
Scarab Unlocked by obtaining at least one star in the Domination, Territory, Sandstorm, and Airborne mini-games, or getting 25 wins in ranked matches.


  • Urban
  • Utopia
  • Wasteland
  • Cosmic (added December 2008)
  • Galleon (added August 2009)
  • Stadium (added August 2009)



  1. Entertainment Software Rating Board
  2. PEGI Pan European Game Information

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