Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe
Developer: Unfinished Pixel
Publisher: Unfinished Pixel
Platform: Nintendo Switch (Also available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation)
Age Rating: PEGI 3
Release Date: 11/06/2021
A code was provided for review purposes
Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is an arcade-style soccer game featuring a bevy of teams representing various countries. This is a by-the-book kind of soccer game; you can shoot, pass, tackle/steal the ball from opposing players. All fizzle and no steak as they’d say. Additionally, you can easily spot your player as he’ll be the one with the blue arrow above his head, so that’s quite helpful given certain visual shortcomings explained below.
To accompany the simplistic and user-friendly gameplay, Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe features a handful of game modes; along with the Quick Match, you can play various World Tour tournaments such as Copa Cup, America vs Europe; just to name a few. As you play matches, you can also complete a plethora of challenges such as Do 20 Passes in a Row, Score 50 Goals, Hit the Wood 5 times; among others. Some are a bit more challenging whereas others are easy peasy such as creating a male (or female) avatar. Fans of customizing will be happy to know what you can create a custom avatar and stylize your team.
The game’s main nuisance pertains to its presentation, which will be detailed below, but it does feel that the players are very small on a big field. I’ve played this game mostly in handheld mode, and even in this portable mode, it felt very small. The other issue is that the game feels soul-less, empty. While you can tackle various tournaments, additional game or party-centric modes would’ve added longevity to this game.
Is This a Wii Game?
The game as a whole looks great with its kid-friendly, cutesy visuals where players are reminiscent of the Mii characters we’d spend hours customizing. The whole game has a cute, cartoony look that can’t help to make you smile; albeit aside from the smallish players, there’s nothing wrong here. The font size of the overall in game, menu-ing aside, seems a bit too small. For example, when pressing pause, you can see the control layout, but the writing is so small that it looks mashed together and blurry. As far as the audio goes, it’s as barebone and generic as you’d expect. Menu-ing is a poor man’s clone of some Mega Man tracks while during a game, you “hear” the crowd with wah-like noises.
Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is a fun, enjoyable, and easy to pick up and play soccer game that’s best played with friends but for the solo experience, it’s very paper-thin with extremely limited replay value. You can always tackle a championship (the game’s or a custom one), but it’s not the type of game you play for hours on end. A great soccer game for newcomers to the sport who just want to have fun without the headache of micro-managing every little detail.
Rapid Reviews Rating
3.5 out of 5
Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe can be purchased on the Nintendo Switch’s eShop.
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