Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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SoccerDie is a curious mix of shoot-em-up and foosball. Yeah, really. It’s a tough game and lacks sufficient depth to really hook you in, but fans of punishing difficulty curves might appreciate it for a little while.
You’re a soccer player who has to kick a ball up the field into the opposing goal to vanquish some aliens. No, you’d be wise to not question things too much, but it seems that’s how you wipe out the alien invasion of Earth. There’s a catch though. You have to work your way through a gauntlet of aliens and they don’t make it easy for you.
There’s a constant stream of bullets coming your way and it’s down to you to figure out how best to avoid them, as well as time things perfectly. Fortunately, SoccerDie is fairly forgiving when it comes to offering up extra lives and continues but it does soon turn into a game of attrition and grinding.
You gradually work your way up the pitch in the hope of scoring. Once you achieve that, you start all over again, albeit with tougher opposition on your hands. Monsters appear in the middle of the pitch, not just on the sidelines, and bombs also make an appearance. It’s tough going and SoccerDie never lets up.
The question is - is it fun? Kind of, but it’s a little too repetitive to be anything more than a curiosity for a brief time. It doesn’t really evolve past that simple initial idea. Instead, you’ll find yourself forgetting what was so fun in the first place as you push your way through yet again. This is where an upgrade system might have helped, but alas, it’s not to be. SoccerDie keeps it a little too simple in the end.