Posted July 19th, 2010 by Jason Fanguy Our Rating: :: HE SHOOTS! HE SCORES!
Soccer Superstars manages to turn the harsh brutalities of a popular pastime (non-believers can visit youtube and/or the emails sent to them by their parents for indisputable video/photo evidence) into a deep, cute, cartoony game title for the iDevice that can be enjoyed by hardcore and novice fans alike.
For all you sports lovers out there, Gamevil, the acclaimed developer that brought us the fantastic Baseball Superstars series, as well as Zenonia and Vanquish, have submitted Soccer Superstars to Apple and are waiting for approval.
Soccer Superstars is a full featured soccer app that seems to me like a blend of the original NES Soccer and Mario Strikers. From the hands on video (which you should watch), the app is extremely fast paced and looks to use special boosts to create those super dramatic special shots.
There are five different play modes, exhibition, My League, Season Mode, Cup Mode, and Dramatic Mode. From the looks of a few screens, it seems that My League and Dramatic Mode will be the most fun. My League looks like a full featured soccer management mode that may include such sim features as salary and fan involvement. Dramatic Mode, while not nearly as involved, puts you in high pressure situations and forces you to win to go on.
Soccer Superstars looks to be the perfect solution for the post World Cup match hangover, especially if your team loses. Check out the video below and see for yourself. Enjoy!