Soccer Kickoff Free is a game Application released by independent developer Mark Andrade. The game also comes in a paid version of the game, which simple drops the “Free” from the title. There is practically no difference between the two versions except in-game advertising, so we highly recommend you get the free version. In fact, you can’t even see the ads if you aren’t connected to the web, so there’s no question on which version to get 🙂
As for the actual game play in this App, it’s not much more than one of the traditional POWER/ANGLE shooter games that were very popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The goal of the game is to kick the ball as far as you can, avoiding obstacles in the way, and taking advantages of powerups. You do so through the power/angle selector, and while it may seem simple, there is much more to the game than just choosing the highest power and angle. The obstacles and powerups make the game very interesting and addicting as well, with obstacles such as pylons, full-stop barriers, and slow down barrier, and powerups such as an additional kick, ball throw-up, and ball roll-down.
Soccer Kickoff Free
Besides all the obvious features, this game also takes it a step further for it’s users by creating high score tables. Not only can submit your score online to compete against millions of other people, but you can also save your score locally to compete against people that use your iPhone or iPod touch, and even yourself. Even with all these features, however, the developers were only able to take such a simple concept so far, and the game can get quite boring for repetitious play. So, even though the game was well developed, the concept for the game is fairly poor, and we award this game a sizable 3 out of 5 stars.