5 tips and tricks that every Beyblade player must know
Beyblade is the name of a line of popular Japanese spinning top toys. The toy line has several interchangeable parts. Beyblade is played as a game with two players. For information on how to play the game, read more here.
Each match is usually played using a Beyblade stadium. Each player can use up to three different Beyblades per match. Each Beyblade used can have as many interchangeable parts on it as allowed (there may be restrictions in tournament play). The person who scores seven points in a match win.
5 Tips and Tricks That Every Beyblade Player Must Know
Points are scored in the following manner
One point is given when an opponent’s Beyblade is either knocked out of the stadium or knocked outside of the ring (also known as a Ring Out).
One point is given when an opponent’s Beyblade has stopped spinning (also known as a Spin Finish).
Two points are given if an opponent’s Beyblade bursts in battle (also known as Beyblade Burst).
If there is a tie, points are given to both players. If there is a tie at seven points for each player, the player who has been determined to definitively win a battle is named the winner of the match. For information on different types of Beyblades, read more here.
Types of Beyblades
Beyblades are categorized based on their abilities to attack, defense, stamina, and combination. Although this varies depending on the type and model of the toy, generally stamina is weaker against attack, defense is weaker against stamina, and attack is weaker against the defense.
There are four main types of Beyblades:
These Beyblades are geared towards outlasting their opponents in the stadium. Their stamina compensates for their lack of power and is an advantage against defenses Beyblades.
These Beyblades deflect enemy attacks. They are generally slower than attack Beyblades and launch slower, but are good to have in battles against everything except stamina Beyblades.
These are the Beyblades that you want on offense. Their job obviously is to attack other Beyblades. They can take a few hits, and are effective against stamina Beyblades.
These Beyblades have a little bit of everything that the other three types have: attack, defense, and stamina. They’re multipurpose make them handy for endurance battles.
As mentioned before, Beyblades are very easy to customize to make each one unique. There are additional weight disks, attack rings, and different sizes of ripcords that you can use. The available options depend on the type and model of Beyblades that you are using.
For some helpful tips on winning your next Beyblade battle, read more here:
- Read the materials that come with each Beyblade top that you buy. The leaflets that are enclosed, often show the top in battle and give helpful hints about launch angles and attack types that work best for each one. This gives you a distinct advantage over inexperienced competitors.
- Wait for your opponent to launch their Beyblade, and then launch yours. You have a good chance of knocking your opponent’s top out of the air or even stopping them from spinning entirely.
- Study your opponents. If you haven’t played Beyblade before or if you’re going against a new opponent, pay close attention to how they play the game. Watch what types of Beyblades they use in each match so you can counter their attack, defense and stamina strategies.
- If you’re using a defense-focused Beyblade, pull the ripcord as fast as you can. This can endure your opponent’s attacks, deal more damage to their Beyblade, and even cause it to stop spinning or force it out of the stadium ring. The best defense is a good offense!
- Watch where and how your opponent spins their Beyblade. If they go first, you can watch their launch angle and aim appropriately to disrupt their attack and even force them outside the ring. If you watch where they launch from, you can determine where their Beyblade is going, and you can plan your attack, defense or stamina strategy from there. You can even knock their top or stop it from spinning with a good launch. Great way to score some easy points!
There are also a few Beyblade common sense safety tips to follow:
- Never aim or fire Beyblades at animals, people, toys, TVs, etc. You could seriously hurt someone or something by doing so.
- Use caution when handling moving Beyblades. You don’t want to hurt yourself, either!
- Launch Beyblades in a Beyblade stadium, as they can be damaged or broken when used on floors, granite countertops, tables or other hard surfaces.
- Do not use extra-long ripcords, because they can eventually wear out the launcher mechanisms or even snap off and break inside the top.
- Double weight disks make Beyblades too heavy at times to use with the same launcher every time.
- Beyblade stadiums are made of plastic and are susceptible to breaking and damage when used enough. You may want to invest in a few Beyblade stadiums if you are a frequent player or take the time to carefully glue or tape over cracks and scratches in your well-used game stadiums.
- Beyblades are made of plastic, and are not as durable as other toys may be. Avoid stepping on them, dropping them from high places, standing on them or doing anything else that would cause them to crack or break. If you have a favorite Beyblade or two, take extra care in cleaning them after matches to preserve them for later battles.
- Try not to launch your Beyblades from high angles or launch them on hard surfaces like concrete, driveways or sidewalks. This can cause damage to the blade base tip, and can eventually break or cause poor performance by your Beyblade in future battles.
There are a lot of different types of Beyblades, Beyblade stadiums and accessories available at toy stores, hobby stores, and various online retailers. There are also a lot of different kinds of matches and tournaments that you can play. Choose your equipment wisely, play safely, and most importantly: have fun!