Indie Game Review — Footboholics by Silent Union

Being a British dude, I’m a total footboholic. Something about a good footie match, especially when it’s United VS City – wait, wut, this is American Football?! We’re gonna need a different reviewer. . .

Thankfully, you don’t really need to know much (or anything at all) about American Football in order to enjoy Footboholics (possibly making the name a misnome—you certainly don’t need to be an American Footall – aholic to get into this (thank the lord).

In Footbolholics, you play a guy who must carry a football through themed worlds while dodging everything in the way. There are forty levels plus a ton of different modes for each stage. You start on a football field where dummies will emerge that you need to avoid. Bumping into a dummy makes you drop the ball, and if you drop the ball three times its game over.

As you progress through the levels you’ll come across all manner of obstacles, from other players to roadblock to football-firing machines. You’re biggest challenge will be trying to get to grips with the game’s sense of depth so you know when to move your football dude out the way. This will take a little experimenting. At first you’ll be running into obstacles even though you would swear you’d spaced your guy correctly. Once you do get to grips with the depth aspect you’ll be sorted. The rest of the game will be a fairly easy-going experience.

There are four different types of stages in Footboholics but the enemies remain the same just in different skin. This does mean that the game will become somewhat repetitious before too long. the attack patterns start to repeat and some of the stages feel too long. In the end, Footboholics will feel like a time waster, but thankfully, it’s a bloomin’ enjoyable time waster.

Despite being too easy, solid controls, great presentation and a heck of a lot of fun make Footboholics well worthy of a play. Pick up your copy today, it won’t disappoint!





Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.

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