Zico: The Official Game


Expert's review

"Revive the white Pele's legend"

  • Gorgeous scenarios
  • Beautiful homage to a soccer legend
  • Entertaining and fun
  • Overall, no complaints

A physics soccer free kick game

Zico, in case you don't know, was a legendary Brazilian soccer player in the 70s and the early 80s, best known for his outstanding skill in free kicks. This game, which is above all a can knockdown game, pays homage to his life from his early beginnings as a child in the streets of Rio to his last matches in Japan. Some beautifully hand drawn pictures introduce every one of the three stage packs.

In order to score three stars in every stage, you have to flick the balls, either in a straight or a curve line, at the items or places stipulated. This game heavily relies on 3D, so it isn't the same to aim to the closer or at the farther ones. In addition, this 3D architecture also can play in your favor or against you, as ball bounce on walls and roofs (and posts and crossbars later). Physics are quite realistic, though make this game quite tricky. Mind you, objects to be shot aren't highlighted, so you can spend your precious time looking for bottles, cans, plant pots or whatever. Between stages you can get extra points by correctly answering trivia about Zico and soccer.

No matter how you look at it, it's a great and entertaining game. There are a few optional in-app purchases, an annoying thing when you have payed for the whole game whatsoever, but it's a very recommendable game, and how would many current soccer players to have a game like this.

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by Peter , Appszoom

May 23, 2013

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