Chop Chop Soccer [rating: 4/5]
Despite the success of the Chop Chop range of games Chop Chop Soccer is my first dalliance with the range of sports games that swap reality for oriental cuteness.
I’ve played most of the soccer games that are available in the App Store including Fifa, PES to X2F2010 all of which concentrate on being soccer simulations with accuracy and depth. Chop Chop Soccer however focusses on simplicity and fun which it ultimately succeeds in.
The gameplay is as bright and fun in the navigation menus as it is in the gameplay and when the three players, yes it just a 3-a-side game, run out onto the pitch you’ll see how cute they are immediately. Don’t take this as a sign cute gameplay though as these mini players play hard.
The controls of Chop Chop Soccer couldn’t be simpler, in fact you actually only need one finger to dribble, pass, shoot and tackle making this probably the simplest soccer game in the App Store.
You can play a single game or take part in one of four tournaments which will see you playing and teams from all across the world in a variety of ‘stadiums’ from small town USA to the Egyptian pyramids.
You can play the game from 3 different camera angles and play through four difficulty levels with the Expert level proving to be the ultimate challenge, in fact I wasn’t even able to score a single goal against the opposition at that level.
Chop Chop Soccer doesn’t aim to compete against the full on soccer simulators but what is does offer is an instant dose of crazy soccer action that provides the same gratification when a goal is scored as it does in the other more serious alternatives.
- The simplest soccer controls ever
- Instant soccer gratification
- End to end action
- Not for all tastes
- More arcade than simulator
Price: $0.99 (App Store)
Released: Aug 04, 2010
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Size: 26.8 MB
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Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.