“ Manufacturer: Nintendo / Genre: Sports / Max. Number Of Players: 1 / Release Date: 30 August, 2002 „
Wow I completley forgot about this game until a recently found it lying around in a cupboard. I bought this game on holiday when I was realy young and throurughly enjoyed it. The graphics were great and the gameplay was fun. Even though the game sounds like a quick way of making money out of a celebrity's name I was actually quite suprised at the quality of the game and have so far completed it 3 times.
The player plays as a football player called david beckham.... He is on a quest to defeat the evil master woe to restore peace to soccer island. Gameplay focuses on progressing through levels and collecting items as you travel. There are around 40 levels in total. The player must use his footballing skills to defeat enemies. He must kick the ball and hit the weak spots on enemies.the player can kick the ball in any direction to collect items and defeat enemies.
The player can level up certain attributes after performing them enough; for example, his kicking skill can level up after he has kicked enough times. This makes the game more interesting as your character levels up. After completion of a world a trophy is received and also a new powerup is obtained. There are powerups such as pulling the ball towards you. Curving the ball in midair and more.
The main problem with the game is its easyness. The game would be much better if it had a difficulty option or if upon completion of the game it restarted in an expert mode. It only takes around 3 hours to complete as far as I remember.
All round its a fun game that will keep you entertained for a while and I realy enjoyed it. Its different to say the least and is a nice break from the traditional platformer.
"Go! Go! Beckham!" is a video game released for the Gameboy Advance console in 2002 by Rage Software. It was a European only release and features David Beckham in the unlikely scenario of being a platform adventure character. I was not able to immediately find an age rating but would suggest this as being suitable for all ages.
The storyline of this title features David Beckham in a direct confrontation with "Mister Woe". Woe has changed all of the animals on Soccer Island into monsters and has stolen all football related artifacts. It is up to Beckham to defeat Woe and restore normality to Soccer Island. Armed with his football, David Beckham navigates through 47 stages of play clearing monsters and activating switches by kicking his football at them. Each level features five switches which must be activated which reveals a soccer goal to which Beckham further kicks his ball into it to end the stage. The enemies are defeated in a similar fashion by kicking the football and effectively flattening them. The game is easy to complete and only offers about two hours of actual in-game play; low by most gaming standards today.
The graphics are presented from a side scrolling perspective which focuses on David Beckham. It is interesting to note that Beckham of this title in no way reflects the David Beckham of our world. In game, Beckham sports a deep tan and an uncharacteristic smile which follows him throughout each stage. For those familiar with earlier Nintendo releases, the character looks very similar to the characters of McDonalds' branded "McKids" video game in 1992. Each level features a very similar design and this can become repetitive in applications. Images are simple but do not come across as being distorted or pixelated. The audio is of a comparably repetitive fashion with shorter musical scores repeating throughout.
Overall, Go! Go! Beckham! Is held held back slightly by its poor visuals. It is certainly an interesting premise which would appeal to fans of the footballer but in terms of actual gameplay isn't something which appealed to me.