iPhone Game Friday: Football Fever

With the launch of the 2010 FIFA World Cup last week, we decided to bring you an iPhone Game Friday special featuring some of the best soccer games around for the iPhone. For those of you who need something to pass the time between matches, the following games should have you covered.

We’ve already mentioned Football Manager and FIFA 2010 in previous editions of Game Friday and so in this edition will be focusing on entirely different games.

Once again, if you have any comments, or an app that you want reviewed, get in touch!

PES 2010

PES 2010

PES 2010

Although not currently available on the US App Store, Pro Evolution Soccer has finally made it to the iPhone. Also known as Winning Eleven in Japan, this is the first release of the popular console title to the iPhone.

The game has the official UEFA Champions League and Europa League licenses along with an extensive national team selection and with the ability to control your team using both the accelerometer and a touch-screen D-Pad, the game should appeal to most soccer fans.

Great pick up and play gameplay and international competitions make this a fantastic game to play during a break in the World Cup action.

Price: $9.99
Developer: Konami 
Download: App Store

Soccer Superstars

Soccer Superstars

Soccer Superstars

From the makers of the popular Baseball Superstars, Soccer Superstars allows you to manage your own soccer team to stardom. Take control of either an individual player or whole team and train them up to become world beaters.

The graphics are very arcade-y, reminiscent of classic soccer games from the early nineties and there are 5 different game modes to keep you occupied.

Gameplay is reflective of the RPG element to the series, whereby you must develop your player through events, items and training as well as customise them by altering their physical features and apparel. Well worth a look!

Price: $4.99
Developer: GAMEVIL 
Download: App Store

Goaaal

Goaaal

Goaaal

Free for a limited time only, Goaaal is a penalty shootout game, pitting you against an ever improving goalkeeper in two different game modes, Arcade and Progressive. Arcade mode sees you get 10 shots to score as many points as you can, while in Progressive mode, you start with 10 balls and earn more with every target and badge you hit.

Control the game by flicking your finger to shoot the ball and score points in order to take yourself up the worldwide leaderboard. It’s a very simple premise that has been executed well by Skyworks.

Price: Free
Developer: Skyworks 
Download: App Store

Flick Football

Flick Football

Flick Football

Following a similar control system to Goaaal, Flick Football sees you take free-kicks instead of penalties, with the requirement to score goals in order to gain points. There are 4 game modes, each featuring a different constraint and you can control one of 36 nations including all nations within the World Cup.

The game also cleverly features Facebook Connect, allowing you to easily compare scores with your friends and try to work your way to the top of the Leaderboard. At just $0.99 it’s a bargain for what looks like a great game.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Neon Play 
Download: App Store

Kickabout

Kickabout

Kickabout

Finally this week is Kickabout, a keepy-uppy game for the iPhone. The simple aim of the game is to keep the ball off the ground using the accelerometer to position a target underneath the dropping ball. The more keepy-ups, the higher your score becomes, and you can upload your final score to the online leaderboard.

A clever added feature is the ability to compete for your country by uploading your score and country to the global leaderboard. This then takes the average of all players from your country to work out the worldwide leader. Pick up and play at its best.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Coincidence Ventures
Download: >App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

We always appreciate your feedback and suggestions for other games so please let us know what you have been playing in the comments below.