The Final Word game review
Space Football is a futuristic sports title for the SNES. Players control high-speed hovercars with short range gravity fields on the front. Players score by capturing the ball in their gravity field and carrying it through the appropriate goal. Many obstacles confront players, such as mazes, air jets, and rotating discs. Two players can play against each other in a split screen mode.
Control in this game was mindful of F-Zero. Certainly not like football really at all--but still cool. Very enjoyable--as well as well done. Two player head-on-head is quite fun.
A very interesting twist to football. It's a one-on-one, steal the ball from your opponent game where the track is deadlier than your opponent. The scrolling was very well done. Gameplay takes a while to get used to, but is fun once you figure it out. Not too bad of a game--certainly one to rent.
As I've said before, this games is like Ballblazer! In fact, it's better. Lightning fast simulated hover-car action on a terrain packed with one-ways, ramps, and pads that make you spinout are just some of the things I liked about this game. One of the other big things I liked was the two-player simultaneous competition mode; it really adds a lot to the play. I'd have to say that this one is a sure-fire keeper!
FOOTBALL??!? FOOTBALL??!!?!?? Not like any I've ever seen; perhaps football from where no man has gone before... Titles aside, however, this game is excellent. I particularly enjoyed the ships perspective view and the high speed feel. While one player vs. the computer, like many sports(?) games, can get old after attaining mastery, the split-screen two-player mode more than makes up for it. Very pleasant.
|>>>>> 74.5/100 <<<<<||????||R.I.P.||Salamander|
Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 4 (10-11/92)