Soccer Moves Review
- Publisher: Fuzzy Logic (Pty) Ltd
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 31 Oct, 2013
- Size: 108.0 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Simple to control.
- Amusing animations and characters.
- Great sense of accomplishment when the ball hits the back of the net.
- Cancelling moves should be a little easier.
Soccer Moves' turn-based take on goal-scoring is surprisingly addictive and engaging.
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Soccer Moves' turn-based soccer gameplay presents a profound metaphysical question. Sure, the goal is to move, pass, and score a goal by outwitting your opposition. However, your teammates are exact replicas of one another, raising a deeper question about the various roles we assume and shift between in the games we play.
We're just kidding - it's about balls and that.
Instead of employing the grids used in most turn based strategy titles, Soccer Moves uses a radial system to control moving, passing, and shooting. Touching a player and swiping outwards will move them to around the pitch. Swiping without touching a player will allow draw a path down which to pass the ball. You need to make sure there's a player positioned to receive it, though, or the stage will reset.
Tapping on the goal will enter shooting mode, allowing you to line up your shot and try for maximum power and points. You have a limited number of moving and passing points for each stage, and the opposing players react to your movements (effectively blocking any pass or goal attempts if they're within distance).
Though you might think a turn-based system would suck all flow from the beautiful game, Soccer Moves' stop-start take on the sport actually works a treat. Outwitting the opposing team with a well-placed pass by leading them away with a fake out, and then scoring a goal right outside their blocking distance feels great.
The victory animations are amusing, and watching your opponents weep and beat their fists is always a pleasure. Each level feels like a solving a physics puzzle, one which rewards you with a quick snapshot of sporting glory. We'd have appreciated the addition of an undo button, though, as correcting your moves is a little fiddly.
The game is free to try, but gives you the option to unlock all content for 69p / 99c. The store contains items to help perfect levels or to accessorise your players, and, though it does recommed a few items here and there, it's never intrusive.
Players looking for the next FIFA might balk at the turn-based play-building, but for those who love puzzles, Soccer Moves certainly scores a touchdown! What? Wrong game?
DescriptionOutsmart defenders with your clever moves and become the ultimate soccer legend!
** #1 Sports game in 47 countries
** #1 Puzzle game in 41 countries
** Top 5 Game in 39 countries
Defenders inspired by infamous players, past and present, stand in the way of you living the dream. With a limited number of moves, cleverly pass, run or shoot your way through the defenders to score the perfect goal.
Progress from novice to pro, improving your skills and unlocking kits, journeying from humble beginnings at amateur grounds all the way to the fame of the international stage.
Are you ready to become the ultimate soccer hero?
•Fight your way through eight defender types inspired by legendary players
•Master various moves like chip, dribble and curve on shots
•Use your moves wisely to solve over 90 unique level challenges
•Progress through five unique environments, from a local park to incredible stadiums
•Unlock various outfits from major country kits to zombies and action heroes
•Collect rewards for completing unique objectives on every level
** “If you are a fan of puzzle titles and soccer, Soccer Moves is for you. If you have no care for kicking a ball on grass and only care for puzzle titles, Soccer Moves is still an excellent free-to-play iOS title worthy of your time.” - Arcade Sushi 8/10
Soccer Moves is free to download and play up to the 17th level, after which you have the option to purchase Career Mode to unlock the full game.
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