Review: Legendary Eleven (Nintendo Switch)

Legendary Eleven is an epic arcade football game inspired by the golden age of football spanning the ’70s to the ’90s.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 617MB Download size.
  • Three control types- Arcade, Classic and Classic 2.
  • Hints- Off, Always or next game.
  • Two modes- Championship and friendly game.
  • Retro 70s influenced football game.
  • Championship- Africa, Asia, America, Europe and world cup competitions.
  • Three difficulties- Amateur, Beginner and legendary.
  • Golden goal rule.
  • Weather- Day/night, Rain and snow.
  • Goal replays.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Stickers- Unlock them by doing actions like score 50 goals or pass 100 times etc. You can equip stickers to improve your teams like better shots or long passes.
  • Full team management.
  • High attention to detail in stadiums with nice looking crowds and billboards.
  • Wide selection of moves like 1-2 pass, Through balls, Bicycle kicks, Lobs and more.
  • Penalty and free kick system is a target and charge your shot control scheme which is easy to use.
  • Power meter shown top corner fills up as you play and increases your shot power.
  • Fun to play.
  • Good fit for the switch especially for local play.
  • All teams have unique stats and work on a rating system of 1-5 stars.
  • Play call outs like penalty or offside.
  • Nice sound effects.

Cons:

  • The ball went out and no one would go for the throw in so I couldn’t do anything but exit.
  • A slow transition to free/goal/corner kicks.
  • No commentary.
  • Lacks the ability to customize teams.
  • No online mode.
  • Controls take some getting used too. Its a case of trying out all three loadouts.
  • A lot of small text.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • Not real names.
  • Few dubious ref decisions.
  • Players can act irrationally and erratic.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.6/10

Summary

It has so much promise, I mean it looks good and really captures the retro feel yet at the same time keeping it modern. The issue is the AI, I mean few games have ended with me quitting games because the game will not continue or no one will hit the ball. Then I have had it where I get a player sent off for doing nothing it seems. It’s just a bit buggy and for the true experience, you really need to wait until its all ironed out because it’s not ready. Once fixed it will be decent.

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!

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