‘Go Soccer’ Puts the Field in the Palm of Your Hand

Price: $.99     Score: 8/10     By A. PapachristosGo

For those who are still suffering from World Cup Soccer withdrawal after all these months, you’re in luck.  Now you can take a piece of the excitement with you wherever you go with Go Soccer by Apostek SoftwareGo Soccer brings users a virtual experience that puts them right on the field, kicking the ball just like their favorite pros, hitting targets and scoring points all in an attempt to put them at the top of the online leaderboards.

When you begin, you must first choose from one of Go Soccer’s two Bullz Eye modes: Challenge and Chain.  The first, 10-ball Challenge, requires users to hit the given target in 10 shots, awarding points after each shot based on accuracy, ball control and unbroken chain.  The second mode, Non-Stop Chain, test users’ patience and skill by requiring them to hit the target without ever missing a shot in order to amass points.  Unfortunately, if you do miss a shot, the game will restart.

You see, Go Soccer utilizes an intuitive, finger-flicking motion control that allows users to quickly hone their “kicking” skills and develop their own personal tricks, such as curveballs and power shots.  Under the Help section listed on the sidebar menu, users will find the specific tips and details that will have them flicking successfully in no time, racking up points and landing them at pro status in the realm of the online global and regional leaderboards.  Simply flick firmly in the direction you desire, using the length and strength of you finger drag to speed up or heighten your kick.  Even account for wind speed and direction, just as if you were right out there on an actual field!

Best of all, users can adjust their audio, altering game and music volume using separate controls for each, as well as an overall volume control.  Personally, when playing such a game, the soundtrack can often help concentration, instigating a great rhythm that puts you in the zone and helps you excel.  And, in an upcoming update, Go Soccer promises to add the convenience of playing your own iPod music while playing, not just the two tracks currently provided.  Take advantage of the beats and you’ll be beating your competition in no time at all!

Go Soccer [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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