Long ago, in the now faraway past that is Year 3, the Neopets Staff had a competition between themselves in the Krawk Island Deckball Championships. It lasted two weeks, with Mr. Roboto eventually emerging as the winner.
First off, you'll only be able to make Neopoints if you play on the 'Captain' difficulty level of any of these games. So make sure you're set on the highest level or else you won't win any Neopoints.
In this game, you can choose to play as either a Mirgle or Pawkeet in a match of ship deck soccer. Using the arrow keys to control your player, you basically try to bump the deckball into the other petpet's goal. Sounds easy right? Sure...
In 'Survival' mode, you have to score as many goals as you can before your opponent scores a goal on you. There is no time limit, but I think of this game as the most difficult as the amount of time it may take the computer to score can be less than thirty seconds.
You have three minutes to beat the computer. Not too difficult, as you have plenty of time to make up for points as the computer scores against you as well.
Here, you have to score five goals before the computer does to win. The amount of Neopoints you earn will depend on how fast you are. A bit more difficult than 'Timed' mode, as that gives you a set amount.
Like the random events that TNT loves so much, there are random happenings in a game of Deckball as well. Power-ups don't appear all that often, and depending on the type it may stay for a whole round or only for a few seconds.
|This will slow down your petpet, not the other petpet.|
|This will speed up your petpet.|
|Sometimes random barriers and blocks will appear on the boat that prevent both the deckball and petpets from moving. These seem to stay for the whole round.|
|These will appear in front of goal from time to time and prevent the opposing player from scoring. They will disappear after a while.|
If you are playing on 'Survival' mode, always play defensively. Stay on your side of the field and try to keep the ball away from your goal, as the Mirgle is faster than you when playing on the hardest difficulty.
In 'Points' mode, try to play offensively as there is no penalty if the Mirgle makes less than five goals.
When playing on 'Timed' mode, keep in mind that the Neopoint prize depends on how many goals you score - one goal equals around twenty points. The maximum 1000 Neopoints can be awarded after around seven goals. (Thanks to Kirk for letting us know.) Avoid the anchors, as well as crackers if you have steering issues with the higher speed.
This game guide was written by: DragonBeak