Find out how to access both Dodgeball and Battle Royal modes in this arcade-centric retro beat-'em-up throwback.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is finally back, ten years later. After a delisting issue removed the retro arcade beat-'em-up from digital distribution for over a decade, it's finally available again for fans of the movie and comic to jump in and play solo or with three other friends for some good, old-fashioned co-op play. If some retro action has been missing from your life and the actual classics aren't cutting it, this unique tie-in game might be exactly what you've been waiting for.
The main game finds you banding together with teammates or going it alone as you work through a variety of different stages as Scott Pilgrim or one of his friends. There are seven in total, and each feature multi-part sections that you must complete, teeming with enemies. In the end, one of the seven evil exes appears that you must defeat. It's a bit of a challenging journey to reach each ex, and it will require plenty of patience.
But there's more to the game beyond the initial set of stages to work your way through. It may not be immediately apparent since the game isn't advertised as anything other than a retro beat-'em-up, but this particular version actually comes packing a bit of extra content that you can jump into straight away. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition is named as such because it comes with everything the original game did, and more. Part of that includes a special DLC that you had to purchase back over a decade ago: the Knives Chau DLC pack. It may not sound like much, but what was once a paid add-on to the game now comes with the base version.
This new version of the game now has two additional ways to play: Dodgeball and Battle Royal. And you may not realise it, but they're available to jump into right between your nose. If you're interested in trying either mode, you can do so without any special codes or purchasing anything further. Here''s how you can play Dodgeball and Battle Royal modes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition.
How To Play Dodgeball and Battle Royal in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
If you want to access the two other game modes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, you don't have to worry about ponying up extra cash or anything like that. The content is included with your original purchase. All you need to do is go to the main game menu. Find "Extra Game Modes" and select that option. Then you can choose between Dodge Ball and Battle Royal.
Choose Dodge Ball to play that activity first. Choose between three difficulties to get started: Average Joe, Rough & Tough, and Supreme Master. Then pick which character you want to play as, or which ones you want your friends to take on as well if you're playing together.
You're matched up in an intense game of dodgeball. A random ball-like object (even beach balls) will spawn in the centre of the map. It's then a free for all for every player to race toward the centre of the map, pick up the ball, and throw it at an enemy to score. In the end, the person left standing is the winner.
You can't see how much HP or Guts during the game (the major stats throughout your main playthrough), but you can pause during the match to see these stats at any time. Though it won't do you much good if you aren't participating enough and taking other enemies out. That's the key to success, after all.
Go back to the main menu and choose Battle Royal using the same steps you did earlier for Dodge Ball. You'll be asked to select your characters and difficulty again. This time, you'll be thrown into a ring with other players, or computer-controlled AI. The goal is to be the last person standing after a knock-down, drag-out duel. It can get a little messy, so you need to bring your A-game if you want to emerge victorious.
As you can see, choosing to play either extra game mode is exceedingly simple. You just need to make your decision at the main menu. What's more, you don't have to worry about whether or not you're finished with the main game. These modes have no bearing on your regular game progress or levels you've earned. They're just there for fun.
Now that you know all about these fun little extras and how to get to them, show them off to your friends who may not even have noticed they got a little more this time around with their regular game ticket price. It's knowledge well worth spreading, after all.
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