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Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars only $4.99 on PSN for a Limited Time

Jordan Williams's Avatar Posted by Jordan Williams on Oct 15, 2009 // Business Development, Psyonix

Greetings PlayStation.Blog readers,


October marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (SARPBC), our first self-published title, and we feel like having a party. But what kind of birthday party would this be without gifts, right? We want you to come celebrate with us. So how about a birthday where we give the gifts to YOU! From October 15 through October 29, you can download SARPBC for just $4.99 in celebration of the game’s first successful year! Yup, not one week, but two whole weeks to get in gear and download one of PSN‘s most explosive and addictive games for only $4.99!!!

Like our fans, we here at Psyonix absolutely love SARPBC and its die-hard community; they are the best fans an independent developer could ask for, which is exactly why we want to recruit more of you! We know you’re out there, so let’s make the SARPBC community explode! Hop online, get in the Battle-Car arena and show us what you’ve got because if you’ve been waiting for the right time to get this game, there’s no better time than now!

Have you had the opportunity to play SARPBC? Have you acquired all of the trophies and/or uploaded your awesome goals and saves to YouTube using the in-game editor? We want to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave a comment or two below.


Oh, and before I let you go, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Psyonixinc and sign up on our forums at And to all our dedicated fans already out there, thank you for all of your support and to one heck of a year!

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+ Jordan Williams on October 15th, 2009 at 7:54 am said:

jerk_man, working on getting it on Amazon, but unlikely it will happen within the next two weeks unfortunately (not Psyonix’s delay – we’d love to have it there for you)…


+ TakiFuGu on October 15th, 2009 at 7:55 am said:

Good competitive pricing. Now I’m motivated to spend a little cash on this. Since day one I thought the $15 price tag was ridiculous so I never bothered. Jordan, the key to having a block buster hit on PSN is to have a undeniable price (between $5-$10). Speaking for myself and a few friends, we don’t buy anything that’s $10-$15+ on PSN. My only two exceptions were Wipeout Pure and Lumines.


+ GGCAN on October 15th, 2009 at 7:57 am said:

This is a really good game and if you still haven’t gotten it, the $4.99 price tag should not leave you any reason not to purchase this game.


+ Kirkpad on October 15th, 2009 at 8:06 am said:

See, this is how you publish on PSN. Release a good game and build a fan base, then keep all DLC free.Psyonix obviously realized that paid-DLC will just split up their community.

This is way better than the likes of Fat Princess where they expect us to pay for a single map!


+ grimgard on October 15th, 2009 at 8:21 am said:

Lame game. dont waste you $$ on this one.


+ Avatard on October 15th, 2009 at 8:34 am said:

I bought this game the day after it released a year ago for $15 and I’ve played it like it was a $60 game. I had to put away Resistance 2 to play this game because its just so fun and addicting. $5 is a steal for this game. If you don’t already have it, get it before the price goes back up to $10.


+ AceBeeDee on October 15th, 2009 at 8:48 am said:

Hands down the best PSN title that is available! I would love to see like a thousand more people playing this game online and get some 3v3 ranked going finally. I’ve had this game since day one and it is the only PSN title that i keep coming back to for more! BUY NOW!!


+ mister1337 on October 15th, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

Needs more info on how Dissidia will be up today.


+ tojeka on October 15th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

I like the game but the heavy tearing of the graphics give me headaches. It would be so great if the game would run with vsync on, maybe a little bit slower! Other Unreal Engine Games dont have this issue, i wonder why!

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    + Corey Davis on October 15th, 2009 at 10:59 am said:

    Hey tojeka,

    We have an option available in the \”System Options\” that enables VSync for players that prefer having it on.

    We leave it off by default because most of our players have reported preferring the faster framerate achieved by leaving VSync off, but if it\’s stopping you from playing, please turn it on and see if that helps! Thanks!

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    + Corey Davis on October 15th, 2009 at 10:56 am said:

    Hi Tojeka,

    We do have VSync available in the game\’s options if the tearing bothers you. We have it off by default because many of our players prefer faster framerate over VSync, but if it\’s stopping you from playing please try flipping that option to \”On\” and play some more!


+ Hushed-Massacre on October 15th, 2009 at 8:58 am said:

I, like Carter above, bought this game when it first came out a year ago for $15 and haven’t stopped playing it since. $5 is a steal for this game.

@tojeka: The game does have a Vsync on/off system option in the settings to remove any screen tearing issues that may pop up.


+ HardCor on October 15th, 2009 at 8:58 am said:

I love this game! DLC Hint Psyonix…adding missles to the game that can target the ball and/or other cars would be awesome!!


+ TheManick on October 15th, 2009 at 9:09 am said:

Still says $9.99 for me, will it drop when the PS store update rolls out?

$4.99 is a steal, and this is PSN exclusive right? I’ll buy it just to support the PSN and your studio.

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    + Jordan Williams on October 15th, 2009 at 10:32 am said:

    Manick- The price drop is effective today through the 29th, but sometimes PSN takes several hours to make the updates take effect. So standby…


+ Pelt_Hunter on October 15th, 2009 at 9:15 am said:

My birthday is the 20th.. so Borderlands is what I’m claiming is my gift from Gearbox. However, since I have an extra 5 sitting in my PSN wallet I might just have to pick this up. Especially since it has trophies.

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+ Jordan Williams on October 15th, 2009 at 9:20 am said:

Thanks everyone for your support!!! Being a small independent studio, it means the world to us!



+ G1283 on October 15th, 2009 at 9:26 am said:

its freakn awsome super addicting
i played once with one of the developers dont remember his name i think it was pen something not sure
great game trying to convince my best friend to buy it im sure he will.


+ jncasanova on October 15th, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

The price drop is great to get more people to play it!!!

Just hope you have released new arenas, game modes, or something for us who own it since first week. Can’t believe it has been a whole year!!


+ Dori-Yan on October 15th, 2009 at 9:52 am said:

worth every penny!
my number 1 played game this year.
addictive as hell
much love for Psyonix :D


+ Arsenal55 on October 15th, 2009 at 9:53 am said:

Hmmm. Debating on getting this. 5 bucks does seem like a steal so I think I will :)

This game looks fun!


+ Skant on October 15th, 2009 at 10:12 am said:

I really love this game.

The reviews I’ve read on it have been harsh, unjust, and inaccurate. And this game sticks out in my mind as one of the best examples of why game reviewing is so screwed up anymore, and how much game reviews are self fulfilling prophesies.

It kills the sales on a real gem of a game. A lot of people who would have loved it end up never trying it.

It’s a travesty.

This really is a great game. It’s a unique game play idea. There’s nothing else like it.

I’d say it’s not for the casual gamer, because the basic game mechanic requires you to hit a ball more or less accurately with a toy car. It’s not super hard, but it does take a bit of skill. Anyone above casual level can do it with a little practice.

But frankly, that’s what makes the game fun. It seems like every game is designed (ie. dumbed down) for casual gamers anymore, and it’s nice to see one that isn’t.


+ daascender on October 15th, 2009 at 10:39 am said:

lol, i just bought the game last week. its a good fun game!


+ Jon_Mclane on October 15th, 2009 at 10:47 am said:

Wow! I wish my friends celebrated their birthday by giving me gifts. For 5 bucks I’ll buy basically anything :D I remember playing the demo of this and thinking it was pretty cool but never got it cause of the 15 dollar price, then when it hit 10 I kind of forgot about it but 5 bucks, I’m practically stealing. Any chance the fbi knock down my door and arrest me if I buy this?


+ dsigns209 on October 15th, 2009 at 10:54 am said:

Great game, everyone should buy it. I still play it and Ive had it since day one. Support Psyonix, the more people playing the more new free DLC we’ll get.

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