Review Soccer Runner: Football rush!
Endless runner for football fans
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 06 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fun gameplay twist, good progression system
Soccer Runner: Football Rush! for Android is another welcomed entry in the endless runner genre. It's got a quirky anime inspired art style, and basically revolves around a soccer player's wet dream - to overcome insane odds and score the winning goal.
If you've played one endless runner, you've pretty much played them all. The controls are identical to every predecessor before it. You swipe left and right to dodge objects, swipe up to jump over them, and swipe down to slide underneath.
Sometimes you'll find yourself in between a bus and a wall, this is where power-ups come in to play. Drink an energy drink and you'll be smashing through barricades and jumping over buses like the incredible Hulk.
There's not much in the way of a story. From what I could gather you're dribbling the soccer ball through urban dangers to score the ultimate goal - all while your angry coach chases you down and berates you when you crash into wall or get ran over by a bus. Just like real life! Once you get to the end of the level you'll find yourself face-to-face with the goalie. After a quick countdown you'll be thrown into a quick time event to determine whether you score or not. While the QTEs aren't difficult, the pressure can cause you to crack at times.
As you play through levels you'll gather gold which can be used to unlock upgrades and additional characters. Most of the characters will require the purchase of in-game currency purchased in the in-game store with real money.
Soccer Runner: Football Rush! introduces soccer with the endless runner. This creates a fun gameplay dynamic that offers a twist to an already well defined genre.