Street Power Football Review (PlayStation 4)

Street Power Football

Sick style and high-energy action come together in this arcade-style football experience. Face off against street football legends or friends in a variety of over-the-top game modes and playgrounds, unleashing tricks and crushing Super Powers as you grow your status to become Street King.

Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 3.05gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Street football gameplay.
  • Two modes-single player and multiplayer.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Shop-player customisation (clothing), football and tattoos.
  • Single-player has five modes-become king, street power, trick shot, freestyle, and Panna.
  • Multiplayer-online (invite system), local versus, and local co-op.
  • Become king mode-pick your team of 3 players from the 35 players. The first match is a tutorial. Take on teams and do certain tasks in the match.
  • Actions–pass, high pass, volley pass, shoot, volley shot, guard, power shot, and curve shot.
  • Trickshot mode-timed event where you line up shots and hit down targets, you can move the camera around, highlight objects and find hidden objects to increase the timer.
  • The cool rhythm of the night remix.

Street Power Football

Cons:

  • Only one control layout.
  • Barebones online mode.
  • Music repeats on the menu.
  • Tutorials are forced upon you.
  • The music won’t be for everyone.
  • A lot of cutscenes.
  • The football part doesn’t feel fluid or particularly good from ball control to shooting.
  • Trickshot mode feels needless and isn’t that fun as well as the hassle of using the camera to look around as that in itself is limiting.
  • Online is very quiet and it was hard to find games.
  • Slowdown happened a lot.
  • The camera fo in-game made it hard to judge shots and ball placement.
  • Surprisingly slow-paced football game.

Street Power Football

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.2/10

Summary

Street Power Football is a game that wants to be Fifa Street but never quite gets there. From slow-paced action to terrible camera control, the depth and fun of the sport just aren’t there. The presentation is good with some cool remixes of songs and colorful locations but it’s all for nothing as the game fails to capture the very essence of what it was going for, the football part is the weakest part. Limited moves, limited modes, and sluggish movements make it an uneasy experience. They add in some extra modes but they just don’t feel good to play, aiming shots in the target mode mini-game are cumbersome and awkward and ultimately unfulfilling. I just could never get into a flow despite repeated attempts and to be honest, I can see why finding a game online was so difficult. Overall Street Power Football should be left on the streets as they don’t understand the rules of fun and misses the goal by several miles making a slow un-fun experience.

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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