Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe Review


It took us path too long to understand why we are getting an “America vs. Europe” from Super Soccer Blast. In the past year alone we have had Super football explosion and Super Sports Explosion, which contained a Super Soccer Blast, so why and why now? You might have figured it out before us: it was released to coincide with Copa America and Euro 2020 – but a year late. Yes FIFA can do the cynical reissue, why not Super Soccer Blast?

What you get for your money is the original Super Soccer Blast, but with those two more tournaments. You can play any Copa America or Euro 2020 team, and follow their path to glory from the group stage to the final. After going through the euros a few times, we can confirm that Turkey and the Czech Republic are black horses and will run away with the whole thing (maybe not Turkey).

There are, however, a few asterisks here. While the groups are correct, the order of the matches is not. For reasons we cannot understand, this has not been reproduced perfectly, and the opening matches are in the wrong order (England start against the Czech Republic, for example), and the knockout matches are take place between the wrong teams. When you consider that Super Soccer Blast: America vs. EuropeThe only reason for being is to coincide and capitalize on the two big tournaments, it’s a bit inexcusable.

It goes without saying that you also don’t get an official product here, so player names are a long way off. There are good Sensible Soccer-style substitutes for around five of the players – Ivo Bramovich walks leisurely up front in the Swedish attack – but the rest is generic. Thanks to Unfinished Pixel, then, for packing a full (and awesome, frankly) avatar, avatar, team, and name editor, so you can work into the wee hours making sure Phil Foden has exactly the right Gazza buzzcut.

This is an international version of Super Soccer Blast, so at least you get the right team names. Argentina can’t sue for using her name, after all. Kits are mostly on point too, but – obnoxiously – there isn’t a second kit for each team, so if you’re playing England vs. Germany you’ll need your binos to try and spot the difference between the men in white. It is sometimes crippling the game.

Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe Review

Otherwise, Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is – as far as we can judge – identical to Super Soccer Blast.

He clearly knows he can’t compete with the big names, so he’s coming up with something simple, immediate and colorful. With the editor and the ability to mix and match male and female players, this is one of the best (and most affordable) choices for a young player who is more interested in building their family as footballers. , rather than playing the role of Kylian Mbappe.

For anyone who expects a little more from their football games, Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is a mixed bag. It has some nice arcade touches that might make it a distraction after the commercial, but it’s too rough on gameplay and lacks key features to be anything other than that.

We’ve had a few flashbacks to Olympic Soccer on PS1, like Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is the footballer brand that relishes the longshot. There’s a satisfying arcade weight to a shot, and you can take a punt from the midline and still force the goalie into a save and resulting corner. We lost count of the number of times we kicked the defense on the bike and accidentally scored a shot on target, as the ball was heading towards the opposing goal. We’re clearly not in sim territory here, but once you understand what the priority of Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is, it can make multiplayer games laugh.

Everyone connects with the ball like it’s Matt Le Tissier, and we’ve scored some absolute goals in Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe. The cross-and-head is also a miracle solution to unlock any defense. Insert it into the box and your attacker will hit it in the top corner. Again, that’s part of the arcade and highscore charm.

Super Soccer Blast: America vs. Europe Xbox

But for all those weird positives, there are a few things that bring it down. AI is good when the ball is at a player’s feet: if it’s on yours, they’ll chase you and pressure with gegenpressing, and if it’s on theirs, they’ll make decent attacks. But the moment the ball is loose, the AI ​​loses its mind. They will be stunned and let you pass without a guard rushing or being intercepted. Sometimes they spin in place, trying to shake off the existential fear of a loose bullet by chasing their tail.

And while the various passes, lobs, and shots are all present and powerful, there’s a weird automatic assist in play that feels bad. You’ll notice a long raked pass, but the game won’t allow you to activate it, as it’s locked onto someone closer. For a younger player this assistance will be a boon, but it is too far a training wheel for an adult player, and there is no way to change it. Switching between players is just as difficult.

If we had to sum up the game of Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe, it’s big and powerful, with every shot and pass absolutely pummeled. But it’s also slow and heavy, and you never feel completely in control. You end up feeling like you have a team of Harry Maguires, rather than someone with a little more finesse.

Basic functionality is also lacking. Even the things you expect from, well, any football game. There is no offside, and no red or yellow cards, so hang in there and hack your way. Score and you won’t be able to watch a replay, or display a summary screen to check current goal scorers. These are all weird omissions, especially considering this is the game’s third iteration, and they wouldn’t take long to implement.

Super Soccer Blast: America vs. Europe Xbox review

We’d be hard pressed to say that Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is actually wrong. You’ll get absolute bangers, and the basics of attack and defense are handled well. There is even an argument for it to be a My First FIFA for a young player, thanks to a powerful customization system.

But that’s too thin for a game that’s in its third version, and the glaring issues should really have been resolved by now. Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe roughly makes it through the group stages, but is unceremoniously eliminated in the first of the knockout matches.

You can buy Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe for £ 8.39 on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S

It’s taken far too long for us to figure out why we’re getting an “America vs. Europe” from Super Soccer Blast. In the past year alone we’ve had Super Soccer Blast and Super Sports Blast, which contained Super Soccer Blast, so why is that and why now? You may have realized it before us: it was released to coincide with Copa America and Euro 2020 – but a year late. If FIFA can do the cynical reissue, why not Super Soccer Blast? What you get for your money is the original Super Soccer Blast, but with…

Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe Review

Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe Review

2021-06-20

Dave ozzy





Benefits:

  • Intended for young players
  • Thin and functional gameplay
  • Possibility to play the Euros and the Copa America

The inconvenients:

  • Doesn’t emulate tournaments perfectly
  • Lightweight features
  • Real gameplay issues

Info:

  • Many thanks for the free copy of the game go to – Unfinished Pixel
  • Formats – Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Version reviewed – Xbox One on Xbox Series X
  • Release date – June 10, 2021
  • Introductory price from – £ 8.39


TXH Score

3/5

Benefits:

  • Intended for young players
  • Thin and functional gameplay
  • Possibility to play the Euros and the Copa America

The inconvenients:

  • Doesn’t emulate tournaments perfectly
  • Lightweight features
  • Real gameplay issues

Info:

  • Many thanks for the free copy of the game go to – Unfinished Pixel
  • Formats – Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Version reviewed – Xbox One on Xbox Series X
  • Release date – June 10, 2021
  • Introductory price from – £ 8.39

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