Soccer People – Football Game is a fun, uniquely styled soccer game that’s great for all ages and brings the beautiful game straight to your smartphone.
Developed by itach lab, Soccer People uses rough 3D cubes to bring futbol to life on your device, full of splendid features and rad sound effects.
Soccer People is perfectly paced and is perfect for kids or adults to play.
Soccer People features a unique gameplay view that allows the user to see all 22 on-field players at the same time. Plus, users can move more than one player at a time which lets users actually use strategy in their moves.
Similar in some aspects to console games like FIFA, it has a much less serious graphic style with its use of 3D cubes to make up its graphics, and is a bit harder to control ball movement and player movement on a small screen (especially with thick fingers).
Although with a bit of practice, users can get a better feel for the game and ball movement becomes much more fluid.
The primary tournament consists of teams that each have their own specific abilities – whether that’s dribbling, faster pacing, etc. which helps to mix up each match.
We loved the style of the game with its definite “lego-look” appeal but found that it much more enjoyable to play on a tablet-sized device instead of a phone.
Users need to keep in mind that their players are controlled by dragging on them directly, whereas ball movement is done by tapping on the outer edge of the screen (and the longer the tap is held, the more powerful the pass).
Overall, Soccer People is a great game for folks who enjoy the game of soccer and like being able to string together solid passes from a top-down perspective.
Appearance and Layout
Soccer People is predominantly a “blocky” game in appearance, with the occasional highlight reel shown that shows the blocky cubes in their full 3D appearance, but for the majority of the game it is viewed from a top-down, full field viewpoint. The colors are easy on the eyes, and the icons are self-explanatory.
The layout of Soccer People takes a little time to understand, but with a bit of trial-and-error, it turns out to be perfectly suited for this style of game. As mentioned before, players get dragged on to move and the outer edge of the screen (e.g. the audience stands) gets tapped on to kick the ball, and we found it hard occasionally to get out players to kick where we wanted them to pass with the ball.
Overall, the layout and appearance works well for Soccer People but we found that it takes a little while to get used to it.
Soccer People is free on the Google Play Store and is about 65 MB to install. It does have a variety of In-App Purchases that range from $0.99 to $2.99 but they are not essential to playing the game and completing the tournaments.
Soccer People requires Android 2.3.3 and up.
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