Pelé: Soccer Legend
Virtual playground Poki and mobile studio Cosi Games have joined forced in releasing Pelé: Soccer Legend for all. The appropriately titled game puts players in the shoes of Pelé. Beginning on the streets of Brazil, gamers will go on a goal-filled journey to stardom. Pelé: Soccer Legend is a satisfying mixture of casual arcade games and sports mania. Even fans of Liverpool will undoubtedly revel in the glory of playing like Pelé.
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Pelé scored 1,281 times during his storied career, more than anyone else to ever play the game. He has held plenty of world records, many of which will mostly likely never be broken. In addition to chalking up nearly 1,300 goals, the Brazilian athlete scored more hat-tricks than any other footballer—92 in total. That’s more hat-tricks than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined. Not to mention, one of Pelé’s hat-tricks was during the 1958 FIFA World Cup semi-final, making him the youngest player to do so. He’s also won more FIFA World Cup titles than anyone. His legendary status is justified.
Pelé: Soccer Legend lets gamers become the all-star athlete. It all begins in the alleys of Brazil, where Pelé developed his skills. In this game, players will learn from the legend. At key points during certain levels, a modern-day version of Pelé will appear. He provides gameplay tips and insights on how to score during particularly tricky challenges. The individual missions always involve some version of kicking the ball into the goal. Just like Pelé in real life, players must kick with precision to earn accolades.
When kicked with perfect top spin or back spin, the ball will soar straight. This is the perfect way to score—if there’s a clear path to the goal. But, it’s not always that easy. Quite often, players will have to bend the ball past defenders. In novice-friendly levels, there might be one goalkeeper and/or one defender. Advanced levels put an entire team in between Pelé and the goal. When that occurs, bending the ball is the only way to score. Becoming Pelé can be just as difficult as it sounds.
There are a handful of power-ups to aid those in need. Flaming soccer balls aren’t legal in FIFA, but anything goes on the streets of Brazil. When players are desperate to score, they can purchase a fireball power-up to blaze into the net. Or, activate magnetic powers to easily send the ball though the goalposts. All of the arcade bonuses are optional, as every level can be completed with sheer skill.
Other Ways to Play
Pelé: Soccer Legend is also available on-the-go, with Android and iOS versions. Mobile editions of the game include extra content, such as daily missions and multiplayer bouts. The iOS version plays equally well on iPhones and iPads. Android users can also enjoy the same award-winning soccer action via Google Play. All mobile versions of Pelé: Soccer Legend also feature a locker room, where players can transform Pelé into an entirely different-looking athlete. There are custom shirts, shorts, shoes, and wigs, giving gamers the ability to create their own fully unique superstars.