Saturday, April 16, 2022

#25: StreetSoccer (Mark's Top 100 2022)


  • rank: 2,681
  • rating: 6.5
  • published: 2002
Print Status
  • out of print
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.
    • I'm hopeful that Portal Games' upcoming Eleven will fill in the management side of soccer in my collection. (Yes, I backed it.)

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