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Jump high with your rocket car

Rocket League Sideswipe is a free sports mobile video game that lets you play the iconic “soccar” game on your mobile device. Developed by Psyonix Studios, this 3D car game is the official mobile spin-off of Rocket League and includes various beloved features for both old and new players to enjoy. This time, you play in strict side-scroller mode rather than the classic 360 controls. Take note that this version is an XAPK file, which requires an XAPK installer to work. 

The unique union of soccer and cars

Rocket League is a 2015 vehicular soccer video game developed by Psyonix and is the sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. Here, you play traditional soccer using rocket-powered cars—instead of human players like in FIFA and PES. The game typically has up to eight players assigned to each of the two teams and the goal is simply to hit a ball into your opponent’s goal to score a point. You can play either by yourself or with friends in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 multiplayer online modes.

There are also fun extra modes like Rumble, Snow Day, and Hoops, which either change the goal design, rules, or the environment. Aside from that, you can compete in the big leagues through the leaderboard rankings, tournaments, Challenges, and more. This sports game’s fame eventually turned it into a legitimate esports game. Additionally, its superb cross-platform play aided in its success, allowing both local and online co-op between any console and version. However, in terms of a mobile version, you get to enjoy a different world.

Something a little different

Rocket League Sideswipe retains the original game’s core features. However, instead of a 3D playing field where you can freely jump, fly, spin, and flip in all directions, your screen is locked in a side-scrolling view of a small 3D environment. Your movement is now limited but this also presents a whole new way of playing Rocket League. You can use boosts, physics, and speed to propel yourself and do cool tricks in order to hit the ball. Fortunately, the touchscreen controls are easy to pick up

Unlike the original game, this spin-off focuses on fast-paced matches that last just two minutes. This makes it easier for mobile players to quickly get into a match and leave—especially if they’re playing on the go. However, two minutes can still be a long time and the short length only turns the heat up for the battle for victory. The game modes available include Private Matches for 1v1 and 2v2 and Competitive Ranked. You can also play classic mode or some of the extra modes like Hoops.

The deep car customization function also returns here, letting you glam up your vehicle. These cosmetics are purely for appearance and won’t ever affect your gameplay, just like the first game. Sideswipe is in early access and periodically offers alpha test chances for players in selected regions. This version, on the other hand, is an XAPK file so you need to get an installer, such as XAPK Installer, to extract and bundle its files and properly install it.

A fun mobile version

All in all, if you’re looking for an all-new challenge in Rocket League, then Rocket League Sideswipe is a great choice. Whether you’re a veteran player or a newbie interested in the gameplay, this mobile spin-off’s controls are easy to learn and it offers exciting and frenetic rocket-centric soccer action. It’s only too bad that it doesn’t have all of the original game’s modes like the option for 3v3 matches. 


  • Fast-paced two-minute matches
  • Unique gameplay tweak from Rocket League
  • Various game modes
  • In-depth car customization


  • Doesn’t have all the game modes from the original game

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