Earlier this month we posted about Gamevil's next sports RPG, Soccer Superstars. Much like Baseball Superstars 2010 [$4.99 / Free], Soccer Superstars comes packed with the same fantastic anime-styled sprites, multiple game modes, and best of all, the ability to train up your own super players which adds an insane amount of depth to the game.

The controls in Soccer Superstars work quite well, what Gamevil did with the controls that I particularly enjoyed was the way you didn't always have to have your finger on the virtual joystick. Instead, you only need to move the joystick in the direction you want your player to move, and they just keep on running. Holding a direction causes your currently selected player to dash momentarily. A the series of on-screen buttons work exactly how you would expect them to if you've ever played any soccer video game.

In the games I've played, the AI seemed competent enough to provide a decent challenge and overall Soccer Superstars has an arcade sports feel to it, focusing more on fun than any kind of realistic simulation. Of course, realistic simulation goes right out the door as soon as you get involved in training up your super players as they're all capable of different super moves. My favorite one turns the soccer ball in to a giant fireball and sends it careening towards the goal.

If you're the kind of person who can get entirely too sucked in to any game where you're filling experience bars, much like Baseball Superstars, Soccer Superstars will likely suck you in in the worst way. Just like how I'd grind through baseball games for the next player upgrade, I've found myself playing game after game of soccer to improve my super players.

Soccer Superstars should be hitting the App Store very soon, and when it does, we'll be taking a much closer look at the game.

  • asolja

    Looks pretty good but its not soccer it is Football,thats why the ball is moved with the foot.

    • Xurkey

      No it's soccer.

      Learn to be American.

    • Link85

      It's soccer.

      • Sticktron

        A less arrogant reply would have been "In America, due to American Football being so popular, we call it Soccer.

      • psv

        Officially, it can be either. The true name is association football, and football vs. soccer varies from country to country.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Soccer_football.png

  • asolja

    Looks pretty good but its not soccer it is Football,thats why the ball is moved with the foot.

    • Xurkey

      No it's soccer.

      Learn to be American.

    • Link85

      It's soccer.

      • Sticktron

        A less arrogant reply would have been "In America, due to American Football being so popular, we call it Soccer.

      • psv

        Officially, it can be either. The true name is association football, and football vs. soccer varies from country to country.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Soccer_football.png

  • TonyRockyHorror

    I'll definitely pick this up! Loved the baseball game. I just wish they'd put out iPad native versions!

  • TonyRockyHorror

    I'll definitely pick this up! Loved the baseball game. I just wish they'd put out iPad native versions!

  • KiLLERiCE

    I want this now!
    This game is taking Apple too long to approve.

    They should take one look at the title and Co. and approve the damn thing! :)

  • KiLLERiCE

    I want this now!
    This game is taking Apple too long to approve.

    They should take one look at the title and Co. and approve the damn thing! :)

  • Shoda

    I love it! I am going to be getting it as soon as it releases! I hope they added/will add something related to the World Cup this summer in it!

  • Shoda

    I love it! I am going to be getting it as soon as it releases! I hope they added/will add something related to the World Cup this summer in it!

  • John

    Football is my fav sport can't wait for this one! And Spain is taking the cup!!!!(or brazil :))

  • John

    Football is my fav sport can't wait for this one! And Spain is taking the cup!!!!(or brazil :))

  • Sticktron

    The graphics remind me of Sensible Soccer in a way...

  • Sticktron

    The graphics remind me of Sensible Soccer in a way...

  • http://www.gamesazouz.com Mohamed Mansour

    Football is my fav sport can't wait for this one!

  • http://www.gamesazouz.com Mohamed Mansour

    Football is my fav sport can't wait for this one!

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Korea knows we own the world's economy so name it what WE call it.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Korea knows we own the world's economy so name it what WE call it.

  • CIPRIANO ESCOBAR

    Awesome, COMPRARE la VERSIÓN IPAD HD!!

    ESPAÑA WC2010, PODEMOS

  • CIPRIANO ESCOBAR

    Awesome, COMPRARE la VERSIÓN IPAD HD!!

    ESPAÑA WC2010, PODEMOS

  • Dee

    Looks good. I want a arcade style soccer game that plays like Shaolin Soccer/Super mario strikers!

  • Dee

    Looks good. I want a arcade style soccer game that plays like Shaolin Soccer/Super mario strikers!

  • shin

    would the european release have a different name?

  • shin

    would the european release have a different name?