A football game seems somewhat ambitious for the small british developer Game-Play Studios’ first game on the game boy, but it is actually a very good attempt. The game is quiet varied, with several different surfaces to play on (clay, tarkmac, sand and grass) and one of the main advantages of Pocket Socker is the way that your team develops and trains, working on the weaknesses and gradually creating a team that can take on anyone! The graphics in the game are nothing exceptional, but lets not forget this is a gameboy game, and attemting a full 3d football game is quite a feat! The game features ‘power-ups’ which will turn your strikers into untacklable people and make your goalkeeper catch anything that comes his way. To become truly good at the game you must become skilled at swerving the ball, bouncing it off the walls and the game turns into more of an arcade game than a football game. This however is not a bad thing. The game also has the facility to link with friends and therefore has a fairly long lifespan of gaming. I think anyone who enjoys football game will like this, but remember we are talking about the gameboy here. Do not expect great graphics, sound etc. Still, definitely worth a look!