Toasterball (Switch, PC)

Toasterball is kind of a mix between volleyball and soccer.  You and up to three other opponents (two on each team) volley and bounce the ball and try to make it to the other team’s goal to score points.  Whoever gets to five first wins.  Oh yeah, and you also play as toasters!  Use the L and R buttons to flip and move left and right.  And press them both down and release to launch toast to volley the ball around.  Just don’t hold down too long or you’ll burn the toast!  Toasterball is available on Switch and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

The two main modes are Solo and local Multiplayer.  You can choose from five stadiums.  You can also choose to have random stage effects in Classic Mode, or edit which ones you want in Custom Mode.  Some of the stage effects include moving floors, anti-gravity, or portals to warp the ball around.  My favorite is the one that turns the screen into 8-bit Pong!  You can also view the different toaster players’ profiles, which seems kind of pointless to me since they are just different colors and pretty much play the same.

My only real problem with the game is play control is a bit inaccurate.  Luckily you can practice moving your toaster around in the locker room before a match.  And I think it’s just one of those kinds of games that are meant to be like that to be silly.  So if you want a goofy, just for laughs sports game to play with friends, you may want to check out Toasterball.

Kid Factor:

Nothing violent or objectionable here.  Your toaster can explode but that’s it.  Reading skill is helpful for some of the menu text, but not necessary just to play.  Toasterball is rated E for Everyone.

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