At first glance, Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival doesn’t look like it’s going to kick that much ass. A closer inspection, however, reveals that it has all the tools to be a contender for some memorable soccer fun.
“But that shouldn’t be a problem because the game boasts some of the best controls offered in a soccer game”
Dini Dini’s Kick Off has responsive controls and just enough blazing gameplay to make up for the simple graphics. Gameplay is at the heart of this game. For an indie game, Dino Dini packs enough features to keep you playing into the wee hours of the night. There are four games modes to try out including Training, Exhibition, and European Cup. You can even play with the North and South American Teams in an online matchmaking event.
“While it certainly can’t stand up to powerhouses like FIFA or Pro Evolution, it stands up very well on its own little feet.”
If you think soccer is a slow game in real life, get ready to be blown away by the fast-paced gameplay of this game. You’ll have to work for your wins – and since the ball doesn’t automatically ‘stick’ to you, you’ll have to control your passes more deliberately as well as accurately. But that shouldn’t be a problem because the game boasts some of the best controls offered in a soccer game. Players respond quickly to your commands, and you can actually adjust the strength and direction of the ball after you shoot it.
The sound, unfortunately, is only average with the crowd noise sounding more like riffs from a broken guitar than actual crowd chants. You’re better off lowering the volume and plugging in your own tunes. As I mentioned earlier, the graphics are, in a word, very simplistic but they get the job done.
Despite the average sounds, Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival has enough options and fun gameplay to keep even the most casual soccer fans entertained. While it certainly can’t stand up to powerhouses like FIFA or Pro Evolution, it stands up very well on its own little feet.