Pass Football (by indie developer Sergii Kryzhanovskyi) is a watered-down soccer game now available in the App Store for just $0.99. What I mean by “watered-down”, is that it does most of the legwork for you. In fact all you have to do is pass and shoot.
Indeed, Pass Football is definitely not a full-featured soccer game. It’s more of a striped down arcade approach, that revolves specifically around passing and shooting. This is done in a way that is actually very well put together, and works great on a technical level, but just isn’t all that compelling to be completely honest.
- Simple and well put together
- Decent AI
- Not that much fun
In Pass Football (aka soccer) you play as either the red team (by default) or the blue team, which you can change up via the settings menu if you want. When your team has possession of the ball all you really do is tap to pass and shoot. If you don’t have possession of the ball, you simply have to wait until the AI gets its back for you. Sure you can Que up a pass or shot while you wait for the AI to steal the ball back, so that the second your team regains possession, the AI will immediately pass or shoot the ball to that specific location you set.
There’s really no way control the movements of your team members, in fact they pretty much wander around on there own. The AI is decent enough and for the most part they do a good job making sure you always have the ball and they tend to position themselves in ways that are ideal for passing and shooting anyways.
In order to pass and/or shoot the ball you must tap on one of the highlighted green areas. This can be one of your team members (who don’t have possession of the ball) and/or the opponents goal.
Also the size of the field is scaled way down and it’s more like a hockey-rink then a soccer field, as there is literally no out-of-bounds . So if you’re feeling creative you can try to bank some shots off the invisible wall.
Pass Football is a simple little watered down soccer game that is for all intents and purposes put together very well, but unfortunately it just isn’t all that much fun and lacks much needed depth and personality.