[Beyond PlayStation] World Soccer Pinball Review
EnjoyUp Games is back with a new budget pinball machine for the Nintendo Switch, this time with a sports theme. Come check out our World Soccer Pinball review!
The controls remain the same as for the Jurassic Pinball table. You will control the left flipper by pressing the L button, and you can control the right flipper by pressing the R button. The plunger is controlled with the right analog stick, so youâ€™ll need to pull down on it to pull on the plunger, releasing the right analog stick to send your ball flying. You can also switch the camera view by pressing the â€“ button, and the table can be nudged a bit either with the left analog stick, the D-Pad, or the face buttons. Just donâ€™t shake it too much or else youâ€™ll get a tilt, and the flippers will be frozen in place, making you lose your ball.
The table goes all-in with its soccer theme, featuring two sets of flippers to simulate the action of players running down the field, as well as by making the pinball look like a soccer ball. Thereâ€™s also a goal at the back center part of the table, goalie included. Youâ€™ll shoot the ball here and there, taking free kicks and â€œthrowing in the ballâ€ when it goes out of bounds, all as you try to send the ball into the back of the net to score some goals. You can also try to complete the word G-O-A-L with the lights around the lower half of the table, changing the ones that are flashing by pressing the buttons for the flippers so that you can get all four before you lose your ball. And speaking of lost balls, you can also spell out E-X-T-R-A at the upper part of the table to get a chance of obtaining an extra ball so that you can keep your streak going.
Along with replaying the table to try and beat your high score, you can also represent your country by selecting your flag at the start of your run so that you can proudly display it along with your username as you climb up the leaderboards. Youâ€™ll get a chance to see how your own score stacks up against your friends, as well as see how good you really are when compared with the rest of the world.
If you have already played the Jurassic Pinball table from EnjoyUp Games and had fun with what that $2 table had to offer, then youâ€™re also going to have fun with the World Soccer Pinball table. Itâ€™s more colorful than the dinosaur-themed table, and if youâ€™re a fan of soccer, then youâ€™ll certainly get a kick out of this one.
This World Soccer Pinball review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by EnjoyUp Games.