The vehicle is a white Betsy }}, with Professor Genki's large grinning face attached to the front, and a mounted cannon on its back. Adorned to the side of the vehicle is the same grinning face, this time appearing simply as a logo, with the words "SUCK IT UP" written on the side door. It is a very fragile vehicle and it takes little damage to destroy it.
The Super Ballistic Manapult also appears in Genkibowl VII during the Sad Panda Skyblazing activity where it is used to blast the player back into the sky after they clear all the mascots off of the rooftop. In this incarnation the Manapult resembles more of a carriage rather than a truck.
This vehicle possesses a unique weapon called the Genki Cannon, which can suck up and fire any pedestrian, but not corpses. It can hold a maximum of six people.
These can be used as projectiles, however they do almost no damage and are difficult to aim.
The Protagonist can be sucked up, and the player can aim and fire the cannon, which can be useful for accessing rooftops, where collectibles may be found. When The Protagonist is inside the cannon, pressing the Action button exits the vehicle.
The Genki Manapult has a total of 9 Vehicle Customization options. It does not have Nitrous, Kneecappers or Industrial Rims available. The available Wheel Sizes are 19-24 and the available Wheel Widths are 14-15. Mods include
The Genki Manapult resembles the black semi in the movie "Maximum Overdrive", based on a short story by Stephen King.
When The Protagonist is inside the cannon, anyone walking past the vehicle may also be sucked in, but The Protagonist is fired first.
If there is a Homie present after The Protagonist is fired from the cannon, they get in and drive to The Protagonist.
Despite their sheer size, the Genki Manapult is capable of sucking up all Brutes, including homies, and shooting them just as high as regular pedestrians.
The cannon can be used to fire The Protagonist inside otherwise inaccessible structures, such as cargo containers or through the closed doors of the Syndicate Tower.
In Saints Row IV, the horn is set to default, so the Genki quotes are removed.
In Saints Row IV, the vehicle sucks up people, including The Protagonist, but does not fire them. Xbox Title Update 3 fixes this, and also adds a new firing sound effect.
If another vehicle is retrieved whilst the Manapult is out, it disappears but the air effect at the front of the vehicle remains hovering in mid air, in the same way that helicopter air effects have remained since Saints Row 2.
It is possible to suck Commander C.I.D. and kill it afterwards.