Illusion Labs' latest iPad game Foosball HD just went live on the App Store after a quick approval process. We previewed the game earlier this week at WWDC.

Focused around a multi-touch interface, the Foosball HD allows two players to compete with each other on a virtual foosball table.

Each player has control of their respective players and can move their men using simple swipe controls. Forward and Back move the players horizontally on the field while Left and Right spin them in the appropriate direction.

We had a great time playing Foosball HD at WWDC as did many others. Illusion Labs' Anders MÃ¥rtensson had the game in tow at our TouchArcade developer mixer last night and the game had a constant crowd around it, yelling and cheering for goals. While the game comes with a single player mode, the multi-player is where the game shines.

With familiar gameplay, solid controls and a great implementation, Foosball HD delivers on one of the early promises of the iPad, in-person social gaming. Early adopters are also enjoying it in our forums.

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  • remon

    instant buy! now all i need is an ipad...

    • Mac Dreidel

      +1. This is the only ipad game that has made jealous so far

  • remon

    instant buy! now all i need is an ipad...

    • Mac Dreidel

      +1. This is the only ipad game that has made jealous so far

  • Anonymous

    There are certain games a where an iPad can replace the real thing (e.g. board games). A foosball table can never be replaced by an iPad. Sorry, but I pass.

  • Anonymous

    There are certain games a where an iPad can replace the real thing (e.g. board games). A foosball table can never be replaced by an iPad. Sorry, but I pass.

  • Kim Hansen

    So what!? X2 and FIFA etc. cannot replace the real game, but people still play them all the time. It's just a game - and it looks great :)

    • Anonymous

      I think you're missing the point. If you want to play foosball, just go to a bar or to a friend who has a table. No point in playing it on an iPad. Case in point, I got Real Racing 'cause I think it is a great app, but I'm not bashing it for not being the real thing 'cause I'm not about to take my car and drive it on a track like that.

      • Mac Dreidel

        I hope you are trolling, otherwise that is the worst arguement I've heard in recent years. First of all, not everyone is old enough to go to a bar and secondly, not everyone has the good fortune of having a friend with a table. I don't believe the developers even set out to "replace" foosball tables. It's about the novelty of having a foosball-esque experience whenever you feel( e.g. During a long car ride or flight, where it would be impossible to play foosball otherwise). So, maybe it's you who missed the point of this app and maybe perhaps the ipad itself.

  • Kim Hansen

    So what!? X2 and FIFA etc. cannot replace the real game, but people still play them all the time. It's just a game - and it looks great :)

    • Anonymous

      I think you're missing the point. If you want to play foosball, just go to a bar or to a friend who has a table. No point in playing it on an iPad. Case in point, I got Real Racing 'cause I think it is a great app, but I'm not bashing it for not being the real thing 'cause I'm not about to take my car and drive it on a track like that.

      • Mac Dreidel

        I hope you are trolling, otherwise that is the worst arguement I've heard in recent years. First of all, not everyone is old enough to go to a bar and secondly, not everyone has the good fortune of having a friend with a table. I don't believe the developers even set out to "replace" foosball tables. It's about the novelty of having a foosball-esque experience whenever you feel( e.g. During a long car ride or flight, where it would be impossible to play foosball otherwise). So, maybe it's you who missed the point of this app and maybe perhaps the ipad itself.

  • owl

    No spinning!

  • owl

    No spinning!

  • Anonymous

    Not trolling. Your argument is fair about not being able to go to a bar or not having a friend with a table. However, lots of community centers have tables, so underagers should have access. I should mention I DO have a foosball table. The thrill of 2-on-2 on a real table is unmatchable.

  • Anonymous

    Not trolling. Your argument is fair about not being able to go to a bar or not having a friend with a table. However, lots of community centers have tables, so underagers should have access. I should mention I DO have a foosball table. The thrill of 2-on-2 on a real table is unmatchable.

  • Argonomic

    The point of these apps is that chicks dig them. Load up air hockey on an iphone sometime. Same result.

  • Argonomic

    The point of these apps is that chicks dig them. Load up air hockey on an iphone sometime. Same result.