Being a huge fan of the original River City Ransom on the NES and the similar Super Dodge Ball (NES) and the Super Dodgeball Brawlers (DS), I figured this game would provide a good bit of fun. Unfortunately, ball control is annoying at best, the music and sounds suffer the same ailment and penalty kicks are awfully constructed. You view everything from the side so you can't tell if your opponent is shooting high left, right middle, etc. This fun of this game is like waiting for a punchline from a bad joke. You expect something decent and are instead left with boring gameplay and sloppy controls. I was hoping for some arcade-style fun in the form of a soccer game. Instead, I can tell the developers tried taking the formula from their dodgeball games and translating it to a soccer field. It did not work.
No: I don’t recommend this product