Super Slime Soccer 4 -sort of- reviewFirst impression (Before playing the game):
The polished graphics, as shown in the screenshot, gives a very good first impression. The screenshot (and the topic setup) also suggests a good gameplay to come with the polished feel.Graphics:
The graphics in the game is simple, yet effective, nice, and well balanced. A few slimes, like the female slime and the normal slime, could have done with a little more detailing, but that's nothing major. Same for the (lots of new) backgrounds. They fit nicely. I see that the text-overlapping exists no more, and I like it.Sounds and Musics:
There's only one music in the game, so there's nothing much to say about it. It blends with the mood though. The sounds used are just as good and appropriate.Gameplay:
The gameplay of the game, is definitely the best element of the game. The gameplay is incredibly fun, which is by default of short length (which can however be increased). As mentioned before, the aim is to get the soccer ball (football, or rather 'bodyball') into the opponent's goal (using only one
slime). Whoever achieves the target score first, wins. The ball physics are very accurate and realistic. The slimes have to use their body to kick the ball. But there is more to it. Each slime has a different and unique ability to assist in scoring. There are numerous
slimes to choose, all of which (except the Normal slime) have a power which can be activated when the mana bar is at a required amount. Nice innovative addition, this system. It makes the game yet more attractive.
The abilities of the slimes are also quite balanced. The classic (normal) slime doesn't have any ability, so that is weak, and you should assign it something (I kind of feel it's even more weaker now than what it was in the demo, it's speed seems lesser). The runner slime's speed is still a con for it, as it moves too fast, which is very hard to control in the small play area. Also, if you are at the extreme end of the arena (with any slime), you can't jump (THIS IS MAJOR! FIX IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
). Other than that, I have no complains (until now, 'cause I haven't unlocked all slimes).
However, I said this game is 'incredibly'
fun, because the A.I. is very good. You can choose the difficulty, but the ' Very Easy' A.I. ain't too easy. A lesser difficulty should be added (really!). And the Championship mode is kind of annoying. It's really hard getting 3-in-a-row wins against that hard A.I.s. And the Quick matches offer only 5 sps for a win, so it doesn't really appeal to me!Presentation:
The game is very well presented and polished. However, there are (actually a lot of) menu bugs. Firstly, after you select 1-P match, start a match, and then go back, you will be taken to a screen where all the slimes are available. Selecting any one of those freezes the game. Apart from that, the selector can be moved over empty spaces and not only over the slimes which can be selected, which looks, well, weird.Overall though
, this is a very enjoyable game. I give it 4.8/5. Great work!
Edited by dmsuper, 04 March 2010 - 05:48 PM.