Review Super Party Sports: Football
Soccer meets Angry Birds
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 26 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Ads and microtransactions, uncreative
Super Party Sports: Football is a game that feels like Angry Birds soccer edition. In the game you pass a ball to other plays in different environments (floating grass hills and the like) by charging up your players kick power. This is done using a joystick, which neither feels as fun or as polished as Angry birds. Then you keep passing it to other players in other positions untill eventually all of the opposing players have been knocked out by your kicks. Then the ball catches on fire and goes through the goalie. Unfortunately, you never get the chance to actually attempt a goal without the fire ball because the goalie always can block it. This would of been a fun feature - to have an element of luck within the game.
Is Super Party Sports fun? It can be satisfying to blow through people with a soccer ball, and aiming works relatively well when levels aren’t too complicated. As you might expect, levels do get harder and it’s more finicky to get the ball to go where you want to. Its more about finding paths and certain choke points to achieve your goals then aiming correctly to take down a tower. Some of the levels felt hard, but because of the slippery control scheme and certain bumps in the levels, it wasn’t challenging but more annoying.
If you don’t mind some frustration, I can see the gameplay being decent enough. The game has customary microtransactions and ads all over the place which might be the dog poop on the cupcake for some. Every time you win, you get an add, and every time you start a level you have the option to pay for a better ball that looks cooler (did this really have to be a part of every level?). What I mean is that you have to pick to not pay for a ball, instead of going into the menus later on and upgrading it. When you die, you can pay to come back, and there are a plethora of costumes to sport out your small character with.
Super Part Sports: Football makes soccer into another game entirely. It didn’t have to be soccer, but it could of been sling shot wars, or baseball, or any other action that involves throwing and having the object end up somewhere. The goal mechanics in the game don’t really serve a purpose either, because you can only score by killing the last person, which doesn’t feel like scoring at all.