Critic & User Reviews
posted by braebrae228 (JONESBORO, GA) Oct 15, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
posted by Jmmm72 (DALTON, MA) Sep 9, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
Mario HORRIBLE Charged
posted by probowlers (UNION CITY, NJ) Jul 30, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
THATS MY REVIEW!!!!!!
This game sucks
posted by ILikeGames (SISTERSVILLE, WV) Nov 18, 2007
Member since Oct 2006
its very bad
posted by ericzzz123 (BOCA RATON, FL) Sep 20, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
GOOD ONLINE, BAD GAMEPLAY
posted by aaustinite (HIGHLAND, IL) Aug 5, 2007
Member since Sep 2006
2 out of 17 gamers (12%) found this review helpful
posted by Andrew000 (GIBSONIA, PA) Aug 4, 2007
Member since Mar 2005
1 out of 20 gamers (5%) found this review helpful
Mediocre, boring game
posted by moose3 (PRINCETON, NJ) Nov 9, 2007
Member since Sep 2007
a complete screwover (for 1-player)
posted by arod48 (VALLEY CENTER, KS) Jul 21, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Then it gets a little harder.
Then... Boom, its freakin near impossible. you are constantly being tackled from distances not normally possible, the computer can do things you can't, your tackles nearly always miss, your passes are nearly always intercepted, and best of all, your goalie has the stopping power of a piece of paper.
NOTE: this is all on one player, the only reason i didn't give it a one is its multiplayer. one of the few downsides is that the Megastrike animations get pretty annoying.
posted by jlalb06 (LONG BEACH, CA) Apr 26, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Gameplay = Amazing, Game = Incredibly frustrating
posted by Redliner (AUSTIN, TX) Aug 18, 2007
Member since Jan 2006
9 out of 15 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Let me get the pros out of the way...
This is definitely a game to play with your friends. It's chaotic, fast, and ridiculous. The star players and their team members all have their own moves, special shots and "jekes" that none of the others have.
Buuuuut... if you ever hated computer assistance (a la Mario Kart making losing computers magically driver faster to make it harder), this game might cause you to stroke out.
After defeating the Fire Cup (not too challenging, but tough the first time through), it's on to the Crystal Cup. Now it gets bad, the computer charges shots faster, gets up from hits faster, it jekes and tackles faster, and it uses some very cheap tricks (like teleporting with certain characters past your goalie). So that's a huge let down, the computer over-compensates with cheating, which wouldn't be so bad, if the curve wasn't so fast. One game you're winning 12-1, the next it's quite the opposite. The computer assistance negates any skill you might have.
The next one is bad AI. Your defensive position will constantly be on on the offensive side of the court. Your team mates will run at about 75% of full speed if you aren't controlling them, and act timidly to retake the ball. The goalies are usually brick walls, blocking any normal shot. But occasionally they let by easy shots, one was actually blown into the net by wind for me.
And last, Mega Strike ruins the game! So you worked your butt off for those 3 goals, mega strike can score for up to 6. You have to use it to win, which is boring.
My advice: It's good multi player, bad single player.
A step in the wrong direction
posted by Setzer (DRACUT, MA) Mar 28, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
While I appreciate simplicity in Wii games and party games, I expect a bit more from my sports games. Even Mario Sports. The charged super strike breaks this game for me.
The fact that timing depends on scoring is great! As it should be. But the fact that you can charge and shoot multiple to get tons of goals makes the game far too simple to have high scoring games. You can simply spam the multi-shot.
Take a page from Megaman Soccer, Nintendo. Limit the amount of super shots per match. Preferably two.
And to those who may think that if you don't like it, don't use it, I disagree. The super shot was a focal point of this game. Don't make it spammable.
OVER-RATED!! (crowd chants) OVER-RATED!!
posted by Tedder (COLLEGEVILLE, PA) Jan 16, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
But, it's exactly like the gamecube version, from what i remember, and this game has ZERO depth. Nothing will change in this game from the time that you first play your first game, to the time you become a master. Which, doesn't take more than a few hours.
The AI is awful, just like the Gamecube version: when you play in harder levels, your items are always the weakest ones, and you can actually watch your off-the-ball teammates run away from your passes, or into traps... they don't do that in the beginner levels...
And, what's up with constantly having to wait for screens to load all the time??? Hello? That is so PS1.
If you have never played Strikers before, this will probably be entertaining, but otherwise, I felt it was a perversion of the usually impeccable Mario brand.
posted by gameboy34 (LONE TREE, CO) Dec 25, 2007
Member since May 2006
Frustrating Frustrating Frustrating
posted by Noelix (PHOENIX, AZ) Sep 12, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
posted by nahtan1244 (ACTON, MA) Aug 20, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
First game is better.
posted by SoraSonic1 (IRVINGTON, NJ) May 5, 2012
Member since Feb 2010
Gets boring very quickly
Worth a rent
posted by ninatoyz (MIAMISBURG, OH) Jul 3, 2011
Member since May 2011
boring,, seems more like a gamecube game.
posted by dr7744 (NEW YORK, NY) Jan 23, 2010
Member since Jan 2007
posted by sayandjohn (BESSEMER, AL) Apr 9, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
O.K. not great
posted by lancelot (MIDDLETOWN, CT) Jun 16, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
My God! Its so crazy... Its not even... soccer.
posted by JeanLouis (MIAMI, FL) Apr 4, 2008
Member since Apr 2006
Too Much Work?
posted by coconutty (SAINT PAUL, MN) Dec 20, 2007
Member since Aug 2005
Fun for the First 10 Minutes
posted by SpawnCampr (FULTON, NY) Dec 3, 2007
Member since Nov 2007
Granted players that are really good at the game can find ways to stave off the attacks long enough to score, but that happens rarely.
Its a good rent however you will more than likely get sick of the game after a weekend.
Take out the megastrikes
posted by j3hu7y (FAIRFAX, VA) Dec 2, 2007
Member since May 2005
It's still an ok game if you want to play with a friend on the same TV. At least then you can tell him he's an annoying jerk for just constantly megastriking the whole time.