Review Score! World Goals
Engaging goal shooting simulator
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 03 Dec 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Decent animation, quality 3d graphics, lots of levels, addictive game play
Score! World Goals for Android is a very engaging soccer app that gives you the chance to set yourself up for some of the best goals in the world. In this game, you are given simple swipe controls that can be used to strike at the goalie.
On each level, you will be shown a dotted line that explains the path the football must follow. You will then need to swipe your finger through this path and the ball will be kicked in that direction. In some cases, you will need to swipe the ball multiple times so that it can be passed to other players on your team.
Whilst this sounds easy, there's a catch that makes things more challenging. You are only allowed three peeks at the preset ball path, and once you have looked at this, you cannot check the path and will have to go on your own accuracy instead. Even with the dotted line it can be hard to get shots perfect. So without it scoring goals is a fun challenge, especially when you need to pass the ball multiple times beforehand.
The graphics are quite nice, but what's most impressive are the responsive animations each time you interact with the ball. Each player on the field will interact differently depending on how you aim the ball, and the animations look incredibly realistic. The user interface is also displayed beautifully, and to top it off, this game comes packed with very atmospheric background sound effects, including cheering crowds and a very ecstatic presenter.
Score! World Goals is free to download, although there are in-app purchases that offer you more hints in-game.