Super Shock Football Review
- Publisher: EA Chillingo
- Genre: Simulation
- Released: 18 Sep, 2009
- Size: 33.5 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Achievement and statistic tracking via OpenFeint.
- Local multiplayer options available.
- A fun, casual play – not to be taken too seriously.
- The game can get incredibly frustrating due to the randomisation of play.
- There are no other multiplayer options besides local 2 player split-screen.
- Not a whole lot of control in regards to gameplay itself.
If you’re looking for an entertaining and light hearted way to kill some time, then Super Shock Football is a great game to do so.
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Super Shock Football is a throwback to the old electric football machines that had tiny players moving around a vibrating football field. Players must strategize and use different plays, set up team positions and hope that they manage to get a touchdown as all player movement is randomised to mimic the old vibrating game machines.
Players are limited in regards to the amount of control they have over their team but as mentioned, plays and tactics can be selected and team members can be moved around using the iPhone touch screen interface. A small help section will get you used to the game rules and ready for the, somewhat uncontrollable, football action.
The game’s 3D visuals are well done and the player models look great. The sound is well done, capturing the atmosphere of a football game but players are free to use their iPod during gameplay as an alternative. The game also offers players single and local split screen multiplayer modes to play through with achievement and stat rankings via OpenFeint.
Super Shock Football is good for a casual play but can become a quite frustrating at times. Because the character movement is randomised, players will spin in circles or more commonly, get to within 5 yards of the touchdown line and then turn and move away from it. It will take a while to get used to this but once you do, you’ll have a humorous and exciting title on your hands.
DescriptionVINTAGE VIBRATING FOOTBALL ACTION! Finally a unique football game that anyone can play! This isn't your typical Madden style game. Immerse yourself in the fun filled nostalgic world of Super Shock Football. Enjoy a touch of something old, as well as new, in this charming re-envisioning of the classic electric football game. Lace up and get in the game!
WHAT'S NEW IN THE 1.2 UPDATE
■ Added "Nudge" feature that lets you affect players random movements. (Can be turned off)
■ Players made a little less random so they don't run the wrong way as much.
■ Added option to turn off the passing timer.
■ Upgraded to Open Feint 2.4
■ Added Fixed overhead camera angle
■ Tackling tweaked and balanced.
■ Bug fixes
■ Recently featured by Apple under "What's Hot" and "What We're Playing"
■ Brilliant local multiplayer. Simple touch controls. Hilarious gameplay. The most fun I’ve ever had with a football game. It’s a blast! EDITORS CHOICE AWARD -touchgen.net
■ I found the artwork and graphics of Super Shock Football to be one of the most visually appealing on the App Store, and the quality of it is unsurpassed.
■ Super Shock Football oozes with charm and humor, from the title art to the incredibly detailed menu screens to the real-time 3D gameplay.
■ Real vibrating football action, just like you remember! Your iPhone will shake just like the original game! Don't worry though, this feature is off by default to conserve battery life.
■ Challenge a friend for intense two player split-screen merriment!
■ Experience full 3D game-play with dazzling graphics and a fun, vintage art style that will keep your eyes entertained for hours on end!
■ With a flick of your finger you become the quarterback. Look down the field and toss the pigskin to the open man.
■ Unlock 40 achievements and brag about your stats in the online leaderboards. Open Feint Enabled!
■ Real-time physics means you never know what will happen next.
■ Over 20 different preset plays ready to go in your playbook. Or make your own by moving around the onscreen players, however you choose.
■ A ragtag league with five completely different teams, each more hilarious than the last.
■ Play at your own pace with 3 difficulty settings to choose from, including Rookie, Pro, and All-Pro!
■ A real-time day and night cycle helps keep things fresh by matching the in-game sky to the one outside your house.
■ Keep track of your record, touchdowns, passing yards, and more with the stat tracking feature.
■ Tilt, rotate and turn the iPhone to get your ideal viewpoint. Play the game from the vantage point that works best for you or mix it up and use them all.
■ More control than ever before. "Nudge" your players in the right direction. Electric Football was never this much fun!
Developed by Steamroller Studios
Published by Chillingo