Volleyball Arena, a new game title from the famed mobile game development company Miniclip is now available on the play store and pretty hot with activity. It is a PvP game where two users are matched against each other in a bout of volleyball where the player with the higher score after 90 seconds wins the match and gets to take the prize money home. There are no limits to the number of rounds that can be played and the game continues even if a comeback is seemingly impossible. Players can find leisurely fun in this fun game, and to help those players we have this Volleyball Arena Beginners Guide walkthrough of the game to guide any beginner through the initial phases of the game.
Introducing the Basics of Volleyball Arena
The game follows a simple set of rules which are easy to follow, yet makes for a very entertaining game with well-placed elements. The game’s goal is to keep the ball in the air as long as possible without it touching the ground by keeping it off the ground using volleys and slams. The first player who will fail to keep the ball off the ground will concede a point to the opponent.
Each player can make up to three touches per turn to attempt to keep the ball in the air. Also, hitting the net while trying to volley the ball over it will also result in a point for the opponent. Therefore, the user has to follow the game carefully in order to set up their opponent so that they miss their volley and award a point to them.
But it’s a video game, so there’s supposed to be a tweak somewhere in the rules right? Well yes, the game does have a twist in the rules to make it more fun and entertaining, that is, it has a set of special power-ups that will grant an upper hand to those who use it in the game.
The game features numerous characters distributed across different arenas and has customizable outfits. Each character has a base power which can be upgraded by collecting the required number of character cards from card packs in the game.
The base power indicates overall how well the character will perform in a match. The characters have different attributes such as speed, jump and shoot which increase when upgraded and result in better performances in those specific skills. Different characters can be unlocked by playing matches and winning card packs.
When opened card packs give several items such as clothing accessories and player cards. When the required number of player cards are gathered, the character it represents is unlocked. The same applies to all the accessories such as gloves, shoes, hats, glasses, and hats. They can be also acquired from the in-game shop, but they can only be obtained via a real-time transaction involving real-world money.
If you have played the popular game 8 Ball Pool from Volleyball Arena’s creator Miniclip Games, then you will surely be able to draw a parallel between the arena system in the two games. The game features several arenas, each featuring a court in different cities spread throughout the world.
Each arena will be unlocked when the player reaches a specified level by earning XP points from playing the game. Also, the entry fee of the arenas increases as the level goes up, but the prize money you get is also greater. To keep the player’s economy sustainable and not pay to win, players will have the freedom to choose the arena they play in the amount of in-game currency they wager, thus keeping the risk factor of wagering balanced with the odds of winning.
The power-ups unlock similarly to the arenas. That is, they’re unlocked as the level progresses, and over time the player will have access to a large arsenal of powers which they will be able to use in their matches to gain advantages.
Each player can equip up to three different types of powers. The first slot is unlocked by default in the tutorial, but the second and third slots are earned by playing the game and leveling up, which is fairly easy given the simplicity of the game. The powers have different rarities which ascertain the odds of finding one in a pack. For example, the Fire Ball is of Epic rarity and is thus tougher to get than the Freeze Ball which is classified as a power of common rarity.
Volleyball Arena Beginners Guide: Tips and Tricks
Here are some of our tips in our Volleyball Arena Beginners Guide to help you, newbies, to kickstart your journey.
1. Finding the sweet spot to serve the ball
Serving the ball when going first is an advantage as the player can decide the tempo of the game by either serving aggressively or in a more passive manner. It is recommended to take a run up from the backside of the court and jump before the delivery to give maximum momentum on the ball and make it tougher for your opponent to intercept. Although using this move sparingly is better, so as to use it as a surprise element.
2. Constantly being on the move
It is pertinent to mention that staying still while your opponent serves or volleys the ball is never a good idea. Going back and forth allows for a more dynamic approach to intercepting the ball on your side of the net. On the other hand, being still might often catch you off guard if the opponent delivers the ball too close or too far away from the net.
3. Predicting the ball’s trajectory from the opponent’s actions
Being attentive to your opponent’s actions can make the difference when you’re in a dire need of points. Serving a volley from different areas of the court, while jumping or not jumping, the height of the ball when struck, the position of the ball, etc. factors contribute to varying trajectories of the ball. For example, striking a ball dropping from a considerable height grants extra speed and drop to the ball and hence makes it a whole lot more challenging to parry back.
4. Use the Dive button whenever needed
The Dive button is often overlooked but is an absolutely amazing mechanism to save yourself from conceding points when the need arises. Keep an eye on a ball that is way too far out for you to reach, and when the ball is halfway down, tap the dive button to punt the ball back to the opponent’s side of the net.
As someone who has played the game, if I have to share an opinion about the game, then I’d be pleased to inform everyone that the game is indeed fun to play and makes for a very great time killer when in a passive mood. The simplicity makes it all the more appreciable as it could be mastered by nearly anyone regardless of their gaming skills. That’s it, all the basic tips covered, if you find any hassle whatsoever in the game, you can always fall back to this Volleyball Arena Beginners Guide for help. Don’t worry, like always we have got you!
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