Lovers of old school soccer games such as International Superstar Soccer and Nintendo World Cup are in for a treat when it comes to Batovi’s release, Pixel Cup Soccer 16.
Utilising attractive retro graphics, the arcade style title transports players instantly back into the 90s, without the need for bad haircuts or bleach-wash denim.
With its fast-paced, fun-filled nature, Pixel Cup Soccer 16 holds simplicity as one of its main priorities, allowing casual gamers to participate with straightforward controls.
In fact, the game is navigated merely by directional controls and only two buttons, used to shoot, pass, slide and tackle, all dependent on context. Players can even try their hand at curving the trajectory of the ball, if they press up or down after shooting.
Appealing aesthetics and an addictive premise aside, one of Pixel Cup Soccer 16’s best accolades comes in the guise of its time-travel soundtrack: comprised solely of 90s beats and a host of sound effects derived from Commodore, Spectrum, MSX2 and ATARI machines.
Combining the ease of the retro gaming world with the slick advances of modern day mobile gaming, this evolved title is a guaranteed new favourite for anyone with a birthdate pre-2000.
Other compelling features include party modes, during which you can play against friends with joysticks (iPad/Apple TV only) and the fact that one purchase allows you to play the title on both your handheld iOS device and Apple TV too.
Available on the App Store, you can take this title with you wherever you fancy kicking a ball about: the tube, the office, you name it.