Poki and Cosi Games have released a new sports adventure. It’s totally fun, quite addictive, and free to play. Following the success of their last joint effort, Muhammad Ali: Puzzle King, the gaming companies have decided to focus on the most popular sport in the world. Dubbed “Pelé: Soccer Legend,” the title explains it all.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Pelé is the greatest footballer of all time. He won the FIFA World Cup not once, not twice, but three times. Pelé also holds the record for most goals scored. He was a pioneer who exuded athletic excellence with signature flair. Whether scoring via the bicycle kick or a highlight-reel header, Pelé was the best. In Pelé: Soccer Legend, you can become him!
Available on Poki, the web version of Pelé: Soccer Legend is all about goals. From the very first kick to the final shot, your one and only mission is to score. This game boasts 3D graphics that place you in the back alleys of Brazil. There, you will play street soccer against a team, one player, or no one! Teams are obviously the hardest to defeat. But, competing against one player (the goalkeeper) can present quite a challenge. Even trying to score on an empty goal isn’t always easy. That’s because in Pelé: Soccer Legend, you have full control of the ball.
You don’t just press a button to shoot. Instead, you must swipe a path through the ball and towards the net. The direction and speed of your swipe determines how the ball will soar. A perfectly straight swipe should deliver a hard and fast shot. If you swipe a curved path, you can spin the ball towards the net. This is the best (and sometimes only way) to score with defenders blocking the net. Just like when playing real soccer, you’ll have to practice to improve your skills.
In Pelé: Soccer Legend, your goals turn into points and coins. Simply kicking the ball between the goalposts isn’t good enough. You must kick the ball through the outer areas to earn maximum points. If you can’t score enough points to meet the overall level goal, you won’t advance. On the other foot, if you shoot like Pelé, you’ll earn three golden soccer balls per level and become a superstar. This feels a lot like real soccer, in which you normally don’t want to shoot into the center of the goal. Players who can kick and score in the corners of the net will be rewarded handsomely.
There’s hardly anything negative to mention about Pelé: Soccer Legend. Like many other challenge-based web games, each level is harder than the last. Sometimes, it can be frustrating to attempt the same level over and over. But, there are five unlockable power-ups that help Pelé earn golden soccer balls. If you want to try a new type of penalty kick game, look no further than Pelé: Soccer Legend. The chance to play as Pelé on the streets of Brazil has never been possible, until now.