Winning Kick Review

Winning Kick Review

Jun 27, 2014

Winning Kick feels good to play not only because it’s a bit of fun, but also because 50% of all proceeds from the game go to the Charity Ball, a organization that provides soccer balls to kids in developing countries. This is a great idea. Luckily, the game is enjoyable as well.

Screenshot_2014-06-25-09-42-17Winning Kick is simple yet effective. It is less a soccer game and more a game of timing. The game starts with one of the players with the ball. An arrow moves quickly back and forth. The idea is to tap to pass the ball when it is aimed at another player so they receive it. In this way the ball can be worked towards the goal player by player, avoiding the keeper as well. Once a goal is scored, the ball is given to a random defender and the cycle starts again with the goal to set the highest score.

Both the player’s team and their opponents walk around constantly, making it harder to aim If the ball is stolen by an opponent or doesn’t hit a teammate the game is over. A limited amount of retries can be used to continue where the player left off or they have to start all over again.

Screenshot_2014-06-25-09-30-15Winning Kick might seem overly simple but it’s a very pick up and play game and its presentation really give it some charm as well. Some sharp 8 bit style graphics lend the game a warm air and the sound consists of some great chip tune style music that, while an odd fit for football are catchy as anything. More music would be nice as what’s in the game is so fun to listen to. The other sound effects are limited to basic kicking sounds and the crowd cheering.

Winning Kick has in app purchases, but they are limited just to purchasing retries and golden balls which provide more powerful, faster shots. Neither of these are required to enjoy the game.

Winning Kick is a simple but fun game for killing few minutes. Players expecting an actual game of football will be sorely disappointed, but it makes for an enjoyable way to pass the time.