The football season is well underway now, and some of your children’s favourite Cartoon Network characters are hoping to capitalise with their Superstar Soccer game.
Released for Apple and Android devices, it’s a fast-paced football game that children can play against various cartoon shows, or against one another.
“Play as one of 16 different captains from your favorite Cartoon Network shows like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Clarence and Uncle Grandpa,” explains its app store listing.
“Unleash unique defensive dribbles and special moves for each character. Combine passing, shooting, dribbles and tackles to create your own awesome soccer plays and win the day.”
The action is viewed from a side-on perspective, with players controlled by an on-screen directional-pad that floats on the left-hand side of the screen, and buttons for passing, shooting etc on the right.
Initially, a few characters are available as captains: Jake from Adventure Time, Gumball from The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven from Steven Universe. The others are unlocked with virtual coins earned by playing the game.
Kids can play single matches, compete in the Superstar Cup tournament, or challenge other players over their local Wi-Fi network – for example a sibling or friend with a smartphone or tablet – or over the internet.
The game itself is fast and furious, and initially – to this ageing football gamer at least – a bit tough. However, as you master the controls, it gets much easier to string passes together and score goals, as well as not running around like headless chickens when the other team has the ball.
Young football fans who also watch some / all of the TV shows will love this, especially the options for customising the captains.