The new game of the series «Captain Tsubasa» was released in October in Japan. Many people state that this new version has a graphic environment that is very faithful to the original series, and that it does not lose anime humor characteristic features. It is not the first time a game about Captain Tsubasa is created, especially for the old Sega consoles and 16 bits Nintendo. It was originally created by the company Tecmo, and Bandai Namco redesigned it.
The main difference between the original game and this new version for Playstation2 is that we will control only one player during the whole match ?captain Oliver Anton?, who will have to make decisions that will affect the final result of the match. The ones with great memory will remember that the 16 bits game was not like the other football games, i.e., a real simulator where all was let to the players’ skills. In this case, you have to decide what to do next, as if it were a role-play game. Each player has a special skill that will differentiate him from the rest. The commands access menu is very accessible and dynamic, with different colors to pass the ball, shoot or long pass. By the end of this year, the Japanese company plans to release a multiconsole version which will adapt to the new technologies such as Nintendo Wii.
This is the best football strategy game. According to many, this year it offers more details and options, making each detail of the game totally customized, even those of the coaches’ world which are unknown.
Sigames, together with Sega, built up the bet as regards news and creative contents. These features are not very common in football games, where we are used to having new versions of the classics released every year ?FIFA, Winning Eleven? where the only difference among them is the name of the players.
Football Manager changes the name of the game, and even though its design is exactly similar to that of the former years, the challenge as a coach is greater than before, since rivals have a very high artificial intelligence and learn from their mistakes. Therefore, we have the impression that we are dealing with a different game every time we turn on the machine, even though the structure has not changed.
The data included in this 2007 version are really amazing. Football Manager has more than 300,000 players, who come from the leagues of the 50 countries and you can also control the club’s employees, such as gofers or physiotherapists, with their real names. Undoubtedly, it is an ambitious game as well as excessive, but which will have a place in entertainment history.
Tony Hawk's Project 8
At first, this game was just a minor one in the 90’s, but soon it became a true cult object by skaters all over the world. Maybe its secret is the great quality it always had, from its soundtrack to the obsessive details as regards the graphic environment. Obviously, it is a landmark for all who want to engage in this extreme sport, since it teaches players how to do different tricks with the skateboard step by step.
The plot is simple ?the best skater in the planet wants to gather a group of eight skateboard masters to travel the world doing acrobatics. We will have to make our best to be selected by Tony, and the only way to do this is by conducting certain tests around the city, fulfilling tasks and exploring places. We begin the game being amateurs, and we will have to develop our skill as levels advance and tests get more complicated. However, no matter how intrinsic the game may be, the movement command is quite simple, which makes the game more attractive.
The «race» mode is the funniest one to enjoy all the possibilities that this game offers, though it can also be played in time mode, and even choose the type of track we want to use to show our skill.
Mario Strikers Charged
Undoubtedly, Nintendo’s symbol has engaged in all the activities that someone can participate in and we have seen this nice plumber as a tennis player, a doctor, a knight, a car racer, a fighter, and also solving puzzles. Mario has become a successful trademark, and as it seems Nintendo has not intention of retiring him.
In this case, Mario and his friends play football. This version is the sequel of the game that was released last year for Gamecube, and that it is now looking for a place in the new Nintendo Wii. Basically the game’s dynamic is very similar to that of Sensible Soccer, where players can fight, shoot in a supernatural way, and the match is filled with objects that give the idea of being in a battle field instead of a football match.
Of course, the bombs, shells and mushrooms are always present in all Mario’s games. This time, the hero’s friends are the captains of the different teams, and each one of them has a different skill, which will help us win the game easily. You can choose among Luigi, Donkey Kong, the princess, Koopa and others.
The movement command is very simple and has only two buttons. In order to steal the ball, however, you will have to move the Wii’s analogue joystick until we manage to hit the rival and defeat him. The striking and new aspect of the game is that you can score several goals with only one shoot, providing our goalkeeper cannot stop the balls that come to the goal, which are many.
Even though it may sound confusing, the Mario Strikers Charged’s platform is quite simple and funny, so as to have a good time with friends and play tournaments, since it has the multi-players option, and another one to compete online.
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