Tuesday, March 10, 2015

#43: StreetSoccer (Mark's 100 - 2014)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 43rd
  • 2012: 86th
  • 2010: 24th
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 1081
  • rating: 6.62
Print Status
  • don't think it's in print... but there are lots of copies available on the secondhand market
Why It's On The List
  • It doesn't so much simulate soccer (like Pursue the Pennant attempts to simulate baseball)... instead, it uses a backgammon-ish mechanic to simulate the feel of a soccer game - and does so brilliantly.
Tips & Tricks:
    • Like playing backgammon, winning at StreetSoccer is as much about the position you leave yourself in as well as pushing hard to score...
    • And like backgammon, what appears initially to be a random dice game actually reveals itself to be a very tactical game of risk & probability.
    • There are three different online PBEM versions of StreetSoccer... the one I used to play on (a lot!) was Little Golem.


    Unknown said...

    Also a nice iOS implementation available.

    Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

    I did not know that... well, thanks for taking $4 out of my pocket. :-)