Soccer is a bit slow moving with the huge pitch, offsides penalties, and deliberate passing. Soccer Physics is soccer condensed down into a fast paced arcade form with the entire play field on a single screen, and just two players on each team. It’s even crazier than it sounds thanks to one button controls that give you hardly any control over your players, and they essentially are flopping around like fish out of water. The resulting game is absolutely chaotic in every way as each player is flipping around, and the ball is so close to either goal at all times.
Soccer Physics comes from the makers of Tug the Table, and delivers a very similar crazy set-up. There’s also a focus on same device multiplayer for two players to both have to deal with the one touch controls. The game is a bit like Air Hockey combined with Foosball, and mixed with an absurd control set-up. The players rarely do what you want, especially based on what direction they end up jumping, but you can actually get somewhat used to it. There’s such a random component to the game that it keeps you constantly engaged, and interested in replaying.
The game also features a single player mode with the first to five winning against a skilled AI. After each goal, there’s a random set-up that includes beach balls, tiny goals, slippery fields, no heads of the players, and more. Everything is designed with absurdity in mind, and the game maintains that ideal throughout, while still providing a highly entertaining experience. It can be frustrating to not have much precision, but that’s part of the fun of the game. There’s a two button option as well to control each player individually in single player, or to allow for up to four players in same device multiplayer. Each goal offers a unique process, and you can share any one that’s particularly kooky.
Soccer Physics ($1.99, Universal) is as fun as it is crazy, making it well worth picking up for some unique entertainment that can also be shared.