If you are a true soccer fan, playing high-adrenaline penalty shootout games on your smartphones and tablets can be the best way of engaging yourself in travel, commute or whenever you feel like.
There’s something about penalty shootouts that excites all of us. Call it the power of dram that unfolds one kick at a time, or the nervousness that engulfs everyone when the referee calls for a shootout, we all love shootouts dearly.
So, in the same spirit, we have brought top 5 soccer penalty games for iOS and Android that will keep you busy, and more importantly, EXCITED!
#5 Perfect Kick
Perfect Kick is a simple yet addictive penalty shootout game. Developed by Gamegou and available for Android and iOS, the game is just what every soccer fan who loves a good penalty shootout needs.
Perfect Kick doesn’t offer you much customisation – but the advantage here is that as soon as you start the game, you are straight off to playing, without fussing about.
The game is all about finding that perfect combination of power, timing and placement, not to mention outsmarting the goalkeeper. You will have to be on your toes all the time because the game has developed an algorithm – in real time – to learn your preferences and habits. So, you can’t just keep scoring using the same tactics over and over again.
Perfect Kick is for everyone who likes to feel like a soccer star every once in a while. All you need to do is download the game, sit back and enjoy the glory!
#4 Super Goalkeeper
Penalty shootouts can produce some of the most memorable moments on the soccer field. From Zlatan’s incredibly forceful pile drivers to Pirlo’s artistically delicate chips and from Robben’s clever dabs to Ronaldo’s high flying top corner scorers, penalties have the power to transfix you to your seats and bite more than a few nails off.
However, little do we know about what the man who’s facing these shots feels like.
How does it really feel to have a ball kicked at you at such high speeds? What does it take to outwit a fierce striker like Rooney? How does one anticipate which way Messi is going to drive the ball past the goal line?
Well, now you can get a glimpse into a goalkeeper’s mind with Super Goalkeeper – a smartphone penalty game developed by Luandun Games, and available for iPhone and Android.
Read the striker’s mind, anticipate his moves and hurl yourself high and wide with only one aim of stopping the ball.
It’s more difficult than you probably think. Are you up for the challenge?
#3 Final Kick
Developed by Game Center (Ivanovich Games), a reputed smartphone game developer, Final Kick is tailor made for all soccer fans who dig penalty shootouts.
Final Kick is a little different than all other penalty shootout games in that it allows you to customize every aspect of a penalty shootout – from the ball being used to wind direction.
The game is currently available for iOS and Android for free, with an optional upgrade (player kits, stadia, player profiles etc.) available for purchase in the app. As you keep scoring or blocking goals, you will earn golden points that can be used to purchase various goodies from the official website of the developer.
So, it doesn’t matter where you are, you will always be carrying your passion for penalty shootouts right in your pocket. It would really not be a surprise if you stop missing your gaming consoles when you are on the go now!
#2 Quick Kick Brazil
Although not really a brand new game, Quick Kick Brazil is still one of the most popular penalty shootout games for smartphones. It’s available for Android, iOS and can also be played directly via flash at the developer’s (DigitalMind) website.
What Quick Kick Brazil brings to you is a fairly simple but not simplistic experience of ultimate penalty shootouts. You can choose your teams, players and even score lines. You can simulate real life gaming experience with cheering and jeering crowd that will make you feel the pressure that penalty shootouts are known for.
Perhaps the only drawback that Quick Kick Brazil players might point out is the fact that the game is not really high on graphics. However, it also means that it’s small, nifty and won’t eat into your phone’s memory. It’s lightweight and can be played with ease whenever you want, however you want.
#1 FIFA 14
EA Sports have revolutionized sports simulations over the years with their amazingly realistic video games. FIFA is perhaps their best known venture yet. For those of us who have grown playing FIFA on PCs and Xboxes, there’s a great fix of ultimate penalty thrill – FIFA 14 for smartphones. Available for both Android and iPhone as well as Windows Phone, FIFA 14 brings the best of graphics, player details and highly customisable shot selection.
There is a separate penalty mode in which you can either practice penalties for endless number of times, or go straight to dying minutes of a match in order to head to penalties.
What you get with FIFA 14 is that familiar feel of being in control, kicking the ball with just the kind of accuracy and power you want, and of course – immaculate placement.
If you are looking for a good soccer penalty game for your smartphone, we are pretty sure FIFA 14 can stand up to your expectation. Just download it and play on – because nothing matches a thrill that tense moments of a penalty shootout bring!