How about that youngster?
August 18, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
posted by ersatz (41 comments total)
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New Star Soccer lets you create a football player, choose his nationality and lead him to glory from the age of 16 until he retires. You can play it on your computer (Kongregate)
, on Android
or on iOS
. Critics love it
and half a million downloads have drawn further attention to the game and the reasons for its success. (Eurogamer
)Interview with Simon Read
about making the game, cutting features and profitability.
The computer version is free with occasional ads, the Android version is free and the iOS version is a free download with a purchase to unlock career mode.
You can train to improve your stats, negotiate contracts, handle your relationships with your manager, team mates, fans, girlfriend, and sponsors or you might rather negotiate better contracts as your "star rating" increase and splurge on items.
Help mode is brief and helpful. In a word, properties increase your recovery after each game, drinks help you recover energy and possibly increase your skills or happiness while boots increase your stats for a few games. Your actions expend energy and your heart rate controls the number of chances you get, which are also influenced by your relationship with your team, and how quickly you tire out. The music can be muted from the options in the main menu.
NSS is the little brother of New Star Soccer 5
, which is a different kettle of fish