Gamevil's Soccer Superstars [$4.99] recently hit the App Store, bringing the same classic sprite based graphics, gameplay that will take you back to the Super Nintendo days, and RPG style progression of super players that will have you saying "just one more game" long after you should have stopped playing. Much like Baseball Superstars 2010 [$4.99 / Free], this extra layer of depth provided by the RPG elements inside the game somehow manage to make the Superstars games incredibly appealing even to those of us who don't normally get that involved in sports games.

So far reactions in our forums have been positive, with some people having issues with the controls. In Soccer Superstars, the movement of your player is controlled using an analog stick of sorts, but to keep you from constantly needing to keep your left thumb on the screen your player will just keep running in whatever direction you touched last. It seems like once you wrap your head around this somewhat unconventional control scheme, Soccer Superstars is just as much fun as Baseball Superstars, a personal favorite of mine.

We're going to be taking a closer look at this game in the near future, but in the meantime, Soccer Superstars is a safe purchase for anyone who likes arcade style soccer games and/or endlessly filling experience and stat bars to advance a roster of characters.

  • rich_952000

    I've been really enjoying this game. I liked BS '09 and '10, but, for me Soccer Superstars is the sh*t :D

  • rich_952000

    I've been really enjoying this game. I liked BS '09 and '10, but, for me Soccer Superstars is the sh*t :D

  • Gene

    So far, this game is absolutely not a safe purchase for someone who likes arcade footboll (soccer). The controls suck really bad.

    If you're getting this game because you like the sport, get a different game.

  • Gene

    So far, this game is absolutely not a safe purchase for someone who likes arcade footboll (soccer). The controls suck really bad.

    If you're getting this game because you like the sport, get a different game.

  • Gene

    So far, this game is absolutely not a safe purchase for someone who likes arcade footboll (soccer). The controls suck really bad.

    If you're getting this game because you like the sport, get a different game.

  • BigRich

    Man i dont know what your talking about. This game is awesome, i would say this is the second best app i have. you gatta get used to it,at first it is hard but when you get the hang of things its a blast insta buy

    • Gene

      BigRich, my point is that there are much better football games on the iTunes. Also, Baseball Superstars 2010, is a much better sports RPG than this one.

    • Gene

      BigRich, my point is that there are much better football games on the iTunes. Also, Baseball Superstars 2010, is a much better sports RPG than this one.

  • BigRich

    Man i dont know what your talking about. This game is awesome, i would say this is the second best app i have. you gatta get used to it,at first it is hard but when you get the hang of things its a blast insta buy

  • BigRich

    Man i dont know what your talking about. This game is awesome, i would say this is the second best app i have. you gatta get used to it,at first it is hard but when you get the hang of things its a blast insta buy

    • Gene

      BigRich, my point is that there are much better football games on the iTunes. Also, Baseball Superstars 2010, is a much better sports RPG than this one.

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  • BigRich

    You have your own opinion, im just telling everyone who wants to play a fun soccer game then this is the 1 for you. Baseball superstars is better but thats cuz i love baseball.Both is from the same company so they are very similar in many ways.

    • Gene

      And I, being a huge fan of football, am just telling everyone who wants to play a fun soccer game to look elsewhere.

      • roguewave

        Which is fine, just understand that you are in no way the majority of users and you voice will eventually be drowned out by people who are aware of the game's multiple sontrol schemes and how to use them.

        This game is the shit - hit it up!

      • roguewave

        Which is fine, just understand that you are in no way the majority of users and you voice will eventually be drowned out by people who are aware of the game's multiple sontrol schemes and how to use them.

        This game is the shit - hit it up!

      • psyc

        "This game is shit – shit it up!"

        fixed

    • Gene

      And I, being a huge fan of football, am just telling everyone who wants to play a fun soccer game to look elsewhere.

  • BigRich

    You have your own opinion, im just telling everyone who wants to play a fun soccer game then this is the 1 for you. Baseball superstars is better but thats cuz i love baseball.Both is from the same company so they are very similar in many ways.

  • BigRich

    You have your own opinion, im just telling everyone who wants to play a fun soccer game then this is the 1 for you. Baseball superstars is better but thats cuz i love baseball.Both is from the same company so they are very similar in many ways.

    • Gene

      And I, being a huge fan of football, am just telling everyone who wants to play a fun soccer game to look elsewhere.

      • roguewave

        Which is fine, just understand that you are in no way the majority of users and you voice will eventually be drowned out by people who are aware of the game's multiple sontrol schemes and how to use them.

        This game is the shit - hit it up!

      • psyc

        "This game is shit – shit it up!"

        fixed

  • http://emirarkman.com Emir

    This is SO laggy on my 3G iPhone!

  • http://emirarkman.com Emir

    This is SO laggy on my 3G iPhone!

  • http://emirarkman.com Emir

    This is SO laggy on my 3G iPhone!

  • http://youtube.com/appchat Elle

    Dude I love this game! I've had no problems so far! My review/hands on - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlFGZjp3XLY

  • http://youtube.com/appchat Elle

    Dude I love this game! I've had no problems so far! My review/hands on - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlFGZjp3XLY

  • http://youtube.com/appchat Elle

    Dude I love this game! I've had no problems so far! My review/hands on - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlFGZjp3XLY

  • Sticktron

    The review is a little misleading.. Anyone who's played a soccer game before is saying that the soccer portion of the gameplay is awful. I'd say that's a rather important detail.

    • Eli Hodapp

      I've played quite a few soccer games and have been having lots of fun with Soccer Superstars. *shrug*

      I think the issue a lot of people are having is they can't wrap their head around the somewhat unconventional control scheme.

      • Sticktron

        Oh please don't patronize us. The soccer play, as programmed, is a poor representation of the sport. Clunky and simple, but not fun.

      • roguewave

        Eli is right on the money. It's refusal to spend a moment getting acclimated to the controls that is causing this confusion. We get that it isn't how everyone would prefer it to be, it's still super fun.

      • roguewave

        Eli is right on the money. It's refusal to spend a moment getting acclimated to the controls that is causing this confusion. We get that it isn't how everyone would prefer it to be, it's still super fun.

    • Eli Hodapp

      I've played quite a few soccer games and have been having lots of fun with Soccer Superstars. *shrug*

      I think the issue a lot of people are having is they can't wrap their head around the somewhat unconventional control scheme.

  • Sticktron

    The review is a little misleading.. Anyone who's played a soccer game before is saying that the soccer portion of the gameplay is awful. I'd say that's a rather important detail.

  • Sticktron

    The review is a little misleading.. Anyone who's played a soccer game before is saying that the soccer portion of the gameplay is awful. I'd say that's a rather important detail.

    • Eli Hodapp

      I've played quite a few soccer games and have been having lots of fun with Soccer Superstars. *shrug*

      I think the issue a lot of people are having is they can't wrap their head around the somewhat unconventional control scheme.

      • Sticktron

        Oh please don't patronize us. The soccer play, as programmed, is a poor representation of the sport. Clunky and simple, but not fun.

      • roguewave

        Eli is right on the money. It's refusal to spend a moment getting acclimated to the controls that is causing this confusion. We get that it isn't how everyone would prefer it to be, it's still super fun.

  • bluedonkey

    Anyone know how to change the difficulty level for all modes (ie cup, season, my league)?

    Every time I start a cup mode, the setting is 'Easy' and I can't change in 'Match Setting'.

    Thanks if you can help.

  • bluedonkey

    Anyone know how to change the difficulty level for all modes (ie cup, season, my league)?

    Every time I start a cup mode, the setting is 'Easy' and I can't change in 'Match Setting'.

    Thanks if you can help.

  • bluedonkey

    Anyone know how to change the difficulty level for all modes (ie cup, season, my league)?

    Every time I start a cup mode, the setting is 'Easy' and I can't change in 'Match Setting'.

    Thanks if you can help.

  • BigRich

    Anyone who wants to play a football game get madden but whoever wants to play soccer game get this.

  • BigRich

    Anyone who wants to play a football game get madden but whoever wants to play soccer game get this.

  • BigRich

    Anyone who wants to play a football game get madden but whoever wants to play soccer game get this.

  • lol

    BigRich from the comments above I can say you are a big douche.

  • lol

    BigRich from the comments above I can say you are a big douche.

  • lol

    BigRich from the comments above I can say you are a big douche.

  • BigRich

    Well when people are assholes i strike back.

  • BigRich

    Well when people are assholes i strike back.

  • BigRich

    Well when people are assholes i strike back.

  • Mega Man

    Is this another lazy low-res JAVA port from Gamevil which runs at a snail's pace on an iPhone 3G?

    • psyc

      Yep. Whatever engine they use to make these games the graphics feel like they were ported from versions made to run on dumbphones.

  • Mega Man

    Is this another lazy low-res JAVA port from Gamevil which runs at a snail's pace on an iPhone 3G?

  • Mega Man

    Is this another lazy low-res JAVA port from Gamevil which runs at a snail's pace on an iPhone 3G?

    • psyc

      Yep. Whatever engine they use to make these games the graphics feel like they were ported from versions made to run on dumbphones.

  • lol

    lol no, from reading the above
    I think you are the *only * asshole here.

  • lol

    lol no, from reading the above
    I think you are the *only * asshole here.

  • Thomas

    Det här spelet är underbart! spelat den i flera timma och still going! =D det enda jag saknar är att kunna föra över min spelare till season game mode...

    I'm no soccer fan but directly Well, this is sports, and blood, sweat and tears into the smallest =PPPP

  • Thomas

    Det här spelet är underbart! spelat den i flera timma och still going! =D det enda jag saknar är att kunna föra över min spelare till season game mode...

    I'm no soccer fan but directly Well, this is sports, and blood, sweat and tears into the smallest =PPPP

  • Thomas

    sorry for the Swede .. but.... this game is wonderful! simply =)

  • Thomas

    sorry for the Swede .. but.... this game is wonderful! simply =)

  • Stephen

    When are they going to make a Dodgeball (oh I miss the old Super Nintendo game) or (American) Football version...I love this game!

  • Stephen

    When are they going to make a Dodgeball (oh I miss the old Super Nintendo game) or (American) Football version...I love this game!