Pixel Cup Soccer Ultimate Edition Review (Steam)

For our Pixel Cup Soccer Ultimate Edition Review, we take to the field in this retro-style arcade game. Play friendly matches, and tournaments or create your team and lead it to glory in career mode! You can play it alone or with up to 8 friends, locally or through Steam remote, you can choose whether to play competitively, cooperatively or even both!

Pixel Cup Soccer Ultimate Edition Review Pros:

  • Beautiful pixel art graphics.
  • 489.88MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Full controller support.
  • Remote play together support.
  • Graphics settings – zoom level, resolution, v-sync, fps counter, UI speed, and run in the background.
  • Four difficulties – casual, normal, hardcore, and custom. All relate to assists and player skills.
  • Football gameplay.
  • Four game modes – friendly, tournaments, party tournaments, and career modes.
  • How to play section covering controls, stats, skills, match, penalty kicks, and practice lessons.
  • A cool pixel art style to the menus.
  • Steam Workshop support.
  • Editors for teams, and tournaments.
  • 15 cups to win both domestic and international.
  • Co-op mode can support 4 players on each side.
  • Game settings – match speed (1-3), slow motion, difficulty, super shots, foul chance (1-5), randomize tournaments, reset team database, and hints on/off.
  • Controller and keyboard settings – pass and shot assists, auto actions, adjust direction to the ball, auto change players, change player mode, manual goalkeeper, and rebind controls.
  • Sound settings – fx, fx volume, music, and music volume.
  • The tournament mode has 8 save slots.
  • Party mode has 4 save slots.
  • The career mode has 4 save slots.
  • 44 stadiums each look fantastic and have different grass types and even dirt.
  • Day and night matches.
  • Five weather types – are clear, rain, snow, wind, and stormy weather.
  • 15 leagues including international.
  • Each team has a rating based on the attack, midfield, defense, and goalkeeper and you get a score out of 100, team formation, and attitude.
  • Manage your team’s strategy with player management, formation, and attitude menus.
  • A training team with a zero rating.
  • Simplified controls.
  • Remote play prompts are baked into the game and are prominent.
  • Arcade atmosphere.
  • Goal replays.
  • The slow motion is brilliantly implemented.
  • The arrow shows on the active player to show where you are shooting/passing and a power bar for shots.
  • Has a Nintendo World Cup vibe to it.
  • Sliding tackles leave a mark on the pitch.
  • Really easy to get into.
  • In career mode you create – the team, stadium, club name, stadium name, flag, kit for home and away kits, players, and coach edits.
  • In-game cutscenes for the career mode.
  • For career mode, you have a series of factors like how much the fans like you, your financial status, and how the players feel about you.
  • Players earn exp in career mode and you spend the points on improving their skills and unlocking new abilities.
  • Has women’s football in the game.
  • Multiple choice encounters in the career mode.

Pixel Cup Soccer Ultimate Edition Review Cons:

  • Not Official teams, players, or stadiums.
  • The mouse cursor stays on the screen when using the controller.
  • Doesn’t do actual online against randoms, only with remote play together.
  • Tournament cups have to be unlocked in career mode.
  • No run button.
  • The passing and shooting are quite basic so no gimmicks like lobs and power pass.
  • Steam Workshop loads the steam part meaning you need a mouse if using a controller. You have to restart the game after downloading anything.
  • Rebinding the controller buttons takes place in the Steam app and minimizes the game and is not baked into the game.
  • Ai can get cheap in places like double-teaming.

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Pixel Cup Soccer Ultimate Edition.

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Developer: Batovi Game studios

Publisher: Batovi Game studios

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!