Brazil World Cup 2014 has come and gone. We had a blast watching national teams confronted in passionate matches, sweating blood to raise the golden cup. Only Germany could make it this time. And no one questions they deserved it.
Now there’s a timeout from the end of the World Cup to the beginning of the new season. A break that’s killing us all, football (soccer) supporters.
No sweat. Appszoom is here to kill your boredom with a curated compilation of 5 excellent soccer games with a peculiarity: all of them are controlled with touchscreen gestures. Swipe and draw the ball’s path with impossible flips to hit the net with flying colors. Make the crowd roar.
Fat Fish Games’ Tiny Striker is one of our latest discoveries, but someone said the last shall be the first (isn’t it?); so there we go.
Tiny Striker binds together all the elements of the perfect time-killer. You need both a fast mind and a fast finger to draw the parabola that’ll make your free kick impossible to stop. The goal is lasting as long as you can. And for achieving so you must score in the few seconds you are given in each turn. It won’t be a piece of cake: more defenders will be added to the wall gradually and the goalkeeper will start moving across the goal.
You can submit your personal records on online leaderboards provided by Google Play Games.
By contrast, Perception Technologies’ Crown Caps Soccer is a veteran in the market, one of the pioneers of the genre. Gameplay’s straightforward: you have three moves in each turn and you must swipe your cap-players to drive the ball towards your opponent’s goal.
A simple game concept which, otherwise, has been enhanced enormously since its first version by adding new game modes including 2 players hot-seat, online multiplayer, transfers, leagues and cups. A must-have.
Score! Classic Goals’ recreates those goals that made history. The aim is to reproduce those goals as accurately as possible by swiping and drawing trajectory lines over the field.
For many goals, you need to pass the ball before shooting. In those cases, the target players will be highlighted. Swipe to pass, then aim and shoot. Bear in mind that each movement counts for the final score, so even passes should be recreated as faithfully as possible to get all three stars. It’s just as simple as it sounds, plus addictive like you’ve never imagined.
Fluid Games’ Fluid Soccer is for real tacticians. It focuses on set-pieces and strategic play, though some users will find this game rather close to some kind of physics puzzle games. Anyway, it’s a game that true soccer lovers will enjoy more than any other “typical” soccer game since it equally requires both fast reflexes and tactical skills.
Gamegou Limited’s Perfect Kick is a real-time multiplayer penalty kick game. Something halfway physics and sports. This game doesn’t beat around the bush with licenses or sophisticated movements, it’s an addictive game based on childish graphics and simple gameplay. As a good mobile native game, makes a fair use of gestures and social integration, mixed along an effective physics engine to avoid becoming boring too fast.