Developer and publisher Unfinished Pixel will be bringing Super Soccer Blast to Switch later this month, it has been revealed.
Yes, the creators of Super Volley Blast and Super Tennis Blast are back with a brand new sport to enjoy in their arcade-style series of sports sims. Just like earlier titles, Super Soccer Blast offers a lighthearted and accessible take on its chosen sport, with "fast and fluid gameplay" that should be a good match for those not so keen on the realism found in the likes of FIFA or Football Manager.
You can get a decent taste of the action in the brand new trailer above, but we also have a feature list and some screenshots for you.
- Coin-op inspired gameplay: Accessible controls that enable charging and aiming your shots, perform tackles and dashes, shoot lobs and more. Each move is bound to a specific face or shoulder buttons, creating an instantly accessible control scheme.
- Test your skills in different leagues and soccer cups in the World Tour mode. Football with the fast-paced and skilled-based gameplay of over-the-top classic sports games such as International Superstar Soccer.
- Geared for couch fun: Up to 4 players on local multiplayer.
- Customise your player from head to toe with a wide range of looks and accessories. Thousands of possibilities to bring to the grass pitch avatars of yourself, friends, family, your favourite players or famous celebrities.
The game's set to launch on Switch on 19th June, just a week after it's scheduled to release on PS4 and Xbox One.
Do you like the look of this one? Are you a fan of arcade football games? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
@Retron Me too. If the price is reasonable, I may buy it.
Looks pretty sweet to me, reminds me of sensible soccer all those years ago.
Does it enable you to be a goal scoring superstar hero? Can you let your hair down and play with the best?
Looks better than most of this genre that I've seen on Switch, but something about the quick edits in that video make me highly suspicious - they never show more than a glimpse before cutting away to something else.
It looks like a really well finished game ! I might buy it day one !
Looks like a ton of fun based on the trailer. Online ?
Looks much more interesting and fun than fifa to me.
The gameplay looks fun and solid. Add an amazing online multiplayer, ranking, leagues, seasonal events, championships etc.
and you have insta hit/classic for years.
It's that simple... yet so hard to achieve...
@ooyah I always thought it was "...play with flair..." ?
EDIT: Seems we are both wrong!
"...You let your hair down and play to the fans..."
Did anyone else for a split second think this was a sequel to "Super Soccer" on the SNES?
There are loads of sequels to Super Soccer out there for the SFC and PSX. I think the most recent was called Hyper Formation Soccer.
ps. I did a double take at the title too
@SwitchedOn_Games I thought it was flair too...
This does look interesting. I'm still waiting on a re-release of some kind of Sega Soccer Slam. Unexpectedly that game had me hooked back in the early 2000s.
Looks pretty fun. Honestly more interested in this than any FIFA game on Switch
@antonvaltaz @SwitchedOn_Games @Ooyah
No, you're all wrong. The real lyrics are:
"You're a goal scoring superstar hero.
Lying in his uniform, dying in the sun."
Seriously though, Richard Joseph was a superb musician and Jon Hare making the Amiga sing to his music was the icing and cherry on an already rich and moist fruitcake. Um...
Sensible Golf was a bit crap though.
Always interested in an arcade sports game if they get it right... Golazo! is pretty good and this game appears to compete directly with it.
Would much prefer SEGA Soccer Slam HD...
The Tennis and Volleyball games of this series are great fun! Definitely looking forward to this one.
if it plays like virtua striker on the dreamcast and is better than desktop soccer on switch, then i'm in
Looks pretty cool. Should be called Super Footie Blast though.
Makes me want a Vindaloo!
@holygeez03 I said the same thing and couldn't agree more!
Will wait for Captain Tsubasa ⚽
@C0NNERS I thought that looked awful. I was intrigued with the art style and screenshots, but I watched some gameplay on YouTube and there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how you score, it's like midfield knockabout, through ball, striker one on one, blast up power bar, cut scene to mega blast kick, then the goalie has his own cut scene where his hands are on the ball and his body is behind it, then it freezes for a second and it decides to award you a goal or not. It either flies off at an improbable angle or passes through your goalies body. Looks well presented, but the novelty wore off after about 4 minutes for me.
I liked Sega soccer slam back in the day, don't think I would be so taken with it now. This seems to strike a better balance for a fun kick about.
@PapaMurphy It will live and die on how well the various in-game / skills development systems work, and how fun they are to use. Hopefully they'll be a strong strategic element to it. The premise is interesting and a refreshing change of approach from most football / soccer games, so if they get it right, could be a winner. We'll know soon enough!
@C0NNERS yeah definitely. I'm not going to totally dismiss it out of hand, I'll DL a demo if there is one, see what I think. I personally prefer things to be a bit more plausible in a sports game. If it all goes too wacky, I'm out.
What The Golf being a spectacular exception to that rule 😆
Just give us a proper SWOS on the Switch already!
Maybe I'm wrong but it seems too arcadish.
Looks like the closest I'll get to sensible soccer on the Switch. Definitely buying it tonight
@TheGameTutor We can all but dream. My Japanese adaptor came today so I can play the Japanese only Super Soccer sequels (Super Formation Soccer) but I really want a new version of SNES Super Soccer or at least matchmaking on switch snes online.
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