Name: New Star Soccer
Platform : Android
New Star Soccer has to be one of the best sports game at least the best soccer game that we have ever come across on a mobile platform! Yes, FIFA and PES both exist now and yet we have our reasons for calling New Star Soccer as our favorite. The object is to score as many goals as you can while more obstacles – defensive walls, high winds and so on – are put in your way but that’s the arcade mode of the game with a theme that has been observed and developed by many developers in the past. The fun really begins once you begin the Career mode of the game.
The Career mode is where you take over the life of a footballer and your basic aim shifts from just scoring goals to actually living the life of a footballer which includes everything – from gelling with the team, having a good repo with the Boss, increasing your footballing skills and effectively managing your social life as well which includes buying things such as property, fancy stuff – cars, bikes, property and a long list of things to increase your lifestyle quotient.
To put it in simple words, as a single striker starting out, you begin in non-league football as a 16-year-old with shocking match fitness, working your way to the big time. On the pitch, this means scoring wonder goals, setting up chances for your team and intercepting the odd ball here and there. Off the pitch, it means dressing for success and decking your house. These off the pitch items that you buy like property help you in maintaining your fitness.
The game becomes about managing your resources in a bid to build your skills while keeping everyone happy. It’s a classic ‘just one more turn’ game that keeps you playing for hours. There is so much to do in the game and the management seldom gets tough at certain point of time which is exactly the reason that it keeps you hooked for a long time. We say this from personal experience for we have spent most of our Sunday, six hours at a stretch playing the game.
One thing that the game developers could work on would be the graphics of the game when you are actually playing football rather than managing the player or the overall development. The graphics are similar to the games that you used to see in the last decade and doesn’t really justify the game but then everything other than playing football, which is just a minor part of the game so to say, makes the game overall very very interesting and intriguing indeed.
Another weak link in the game would be that the game becomes monotonous after a certain amount of time. Yes, there is a lot to do but then if one looks at the growth after playing a couple of seasons is still pretty remote and not very vast either. Yes, as the level of your player increases they do add on the difficulty of the wind speed and direction which takes time to get accustomed to but still there isn’t much more to increase the difficulty of the game.
All in all, New Star Soccer is certainly a game that keeps you hooked for a long amount of time every day and certainly can be one of the better ways to pass your time on a lazy day. So if you are someone who has ever played the likes of Football Manager, The Sims, this one might tend to keep you hooked like these simulation games were effectively able to!
We give All Star Soccer 4 on 5 from us at Observer’s Paradise. We cut half for the graphics and half for not adding different kinds of difficulty. It still makes All Star Soccer a must have application if you are a football (we hate calling it soccer) and a simulation games fan!
You can buy All Star Soccer from Google Play Store here.