DOES THE WORD ‘BEYBLADE’ SOUND CONFUSING TO YOU?
We get it, the big wide, totally complicated world of Beyblades can be daunting to some parents. Your child throws words at you such as, ‘Fafnir’ and ‘Spriggan’, and to you these may just sound like a list of mythical creatures - that’s actually
because they are based on them!
So, here’s a bit of history on them to start with -
Beyblade’s are spinning top toys originally developed and first released in Japan in July 1999.
The Beyblade Burst series debuted in 2015, followed by Beyblade Burst
Evolution , Beyblade Burst Turbo , and most recently Beyblade Burst Rise . They are customisable, with interchangeable parts and are now manufactured by many different companies under an array of different brands. Both the toys and their names were inspired by a traditional spinning top. The concept is similar to Battling Tops, a board game developed by Ideal Toy Company in 1968.
Secondly, when your child asks you to play or ‘battle’ with them you can battle in
confidence with these simple and easy to follow instructions -
The game is played with two players or more.
Each player is allowed up to three Beyblades to choose from during a match.
A Battle Royale is where three or more players play. The last top spinning wins.
Points are awarded to the player based on how their Beyblade knocks out their opponent's Beyblade:
● One point is awarded if the opponent's Beyblade stops spinning (Survivor/Spin Finish).
● One point is awarded if the opponent's Beyblade is knocked out of the stadium or into a trap on the edge of
the ring (Ring Out/Over Finish).
● Beginning with Beyblade Burst , two points are awarded if the opponent's Beyblade bursts (hence the name)
during a battle (Burst Finish).
In the event of a draw (both Beyblades are knocked out of the ring, stop spinning simultaneously, or burst at the same time), no points are awarded to either player.
Finally, a short overview on the different types, so next time your kid asks you for one - they sure won’t be disappointed!
1. Attack/Striker: These Beyblades specialize in attacking other Beyblades.
They battle fiercely and try to knock out the other Beyblade as fast as they can, but at the cost of having poor stamina
They tend to outperform Stamina-Type Beyblades due to their lack of defense.
2. Defense/Defender: These Beyblades specialize in knocking back attacks.
They tend to travel slowly and are heavier than other types, resulting in
opponents being deflected. Their weight also causes them to launch slower,
resulting in less stamina. They tend to wear down Attack-types but are outlasted by Stamina.
3. Stamina/Endurance: These Beyblades specialize in stamina. They are used
so they can out-spin the enemy Beyblade and win. In exchange for a lack of
power, their stamina lasts longer against other types of Beyblades making
them naturally advantageous over Defense-Types, which focus on resisting hits.
4. Balance/Combination: These Beyblades specialize in a mix of the other
three types listed above, giving them no glaring strengths or weaknesses.
They use a mix of Attack, Defense, and Stamina Types put together to make an even mix to win but with a major flaw : balance types don’t pack a punch of any type and have relatively low stamina. Due to this, stamina types are the best type to battle against balance types.