“ Genre: Sports / Rating: E - (Everyone) / up to 4 players / published by: Sega „
Sega Soccer Slam for the Gamecube is not your normal run of the mill sports title but instead is something a bit different and interesting. It's a wacky title which is great fun. So if you're bored with your other sports titles then I suggest trying this entertaining game.
As far as the gameplay goes for this version there is plenty of action and fun. All the matches you play will be four vs four players, including a goalkeeper and three players you can control for yourself. There are many varied power ups you can use during the game such as bursts of speed, flying up in the air in slow motion and also many charge ups. All of this helps to create and maintain the wacky atmosphere in the game. There are six teams to choose from which each represent a different country with varying attitudes.
There is also a season mode which is a nice feature to the game and you travel round the globe to face different teams and then you go to the play-offs to try and win the championship. By doing this you can raise money and unlock concept art and also new powerups to aid your team and their abilities. In addition to all this there are several mini games you can try your hand at to earn extra cash. There is an exhibition mode for playing with friends. Also, there is a tournement mode and a practice mode to hone your skills.
The graphics are cartoon like and bright and colourful. They really add to the atmosphere too. The sound is good too, without ever being spectacular.
If you want a sports game with a bit of a difference and enjoyable too then look no further than this title. If you want realism then this isn't for you but otherwise I highly recommend it as you won't be bored.
The central mode is Quest, a 10-match journey to something called the Continental Cup. Earn cash by winning and doing well in the mini-challenges along the way, then visit the Soccer Shop for merchandise like Dukes Supestar Shin Pads: Enhances Stealing. Betcha can not get those on eBay. Soccer Slam also offers an enjoyable Practice Mode and a round-robin Tourney. Exhibition Mode gives you a choice of opponents, stadiums and weather conditions. There are also nine stadiums -- six must be unlocked -- and three difficulty levels. To ensure theres never a dull moment, Sega halved the size of the field and reduced the squads to three players, plus a CPU-controlled goalie. One glance at a players cartoony physique tells you what their strengths and weaknesses are -- for example, each teams finessing female is invariably a deft passer but a feeble striker. Other developers blab about pick-up-and-play, but here Sega delivers the goods, big-time.