Survival Ball is one of three special games in Survival Mode of Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. It is playable with up to four players and is always played with four characters, with the computer controlling the remaining characters.
In Survival Ball, players start off via a normal gameplay countdown and will approach a ball. The player must then grab a hold of the ball using Gravity Control and throw it through one of the numbered goal hoops that hovers on the field. The player will score points based on the number displayed (10, 30 or 50) on the said hoop. Hoops that give a lot of points are usually placed at tricky locations which require very accurate aiming.
The criteria for the winner depends on the Rules Settings set by Player 1. There are two settings: Time Limit and Match Points. The Time Limit setting can be set to 3, 5 or 10 minutes while the Match Points setting can be set to 100, 300, 500 or NO. In all Match Points options except the last one, the player that scores the specified number of points first wins. If no player reaches the score, or if Match Points is set to NO, the winner is the player with the highest number of points when time runs out.