||(Win98/2000/ME/XP) (Mini Retail) (LEGOSOCCPR)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Ages 8 and up
7.0 from Game Zone
This Is Soccer Madness Like You've
In Soccer Mania, play soccer the way you want. Customize the
craziest mini-figure soccer teams and challenge awesome opposition. Use amazing
power-ups in hilarious matches across action-packed, themed LEGO environments.
It's an adventure that takes you from the Arctic to the Wild West to Mars. If
only real-life soccer was this much fun!
Choose you soccer team from lots of crazy LEGO
From medieval castles to the depths of space, there are
tons of fantastic LEGO settings.
Fast-paced soccer action on the LEGO field, the ball
never goes out of play!
Use all your skills to win the LEGO Cup Challenge!
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP: Pentium II 350 MHz 64MB RAM 50
Mb free disk space 8-Speed CD/DVD-ROM drive required 16MB 100% DirectX 8.1
compatible video card 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card DirectX 8.1
(Included on disk)
Windows 95/NT not supported
Game Zone by Michael Lafferty
"Since EA (EASports in particular) has some
knowledge of creating soccer games, there was some anticipation in how the game
would be translated to the world of Legos. Ok, even the manual states that the
game is loosely based on the sport. Each team has six players, the action is
fast, there is no out-of-bounds, other elements that slowdown the pacing of the
game have been eliminated, and the keeper area is protected from intrusion by
offensive players. The ball can also bounce around like a ping-pong ball,
bounding off players and goal posts. The game also has an arcade-style set of
power-ups to ensure lively game play. Player movement has been kept simple.
"Like much of the Lego world, this is a game that should be
particularly appealing to younger players..."
"Graphically the game lives up to the Lego standard. The
environments are fun, bright and colorful. The animation is also well done. The
sound does a solid job of supporting the graphics. The control elements are
kept relatively simple so that younger gamers can play.
"When it comes to actually presenting the game of soccer,
this title is merely average. The game lacks the sports fundamentals and
nuances that make the sport so exciting. There are no age parameters stated on
the game's box, but this game was built for a younger crowd who simply wants to
play and enjoy, with little regard for the game's intricacies."
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