Soccer Mania (2002 video game)

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Soccer Mania
Lego Soccer Mania Coverart.jpg
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: 18 June 2002
  • EU: 21 June 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Soccer Mania (known as Football Mania outside the United States) is a Lego-themed sports game released on 18 June 2002 for the PlayStation 2, PC and Game Boy Advance.[1]

The game features a simplified version of association football, with six players per side and no offsides, throw-ins, or fouls. There are many different maps for the game all with music and sounds. Teams and stadia within the game are based upon existing LEGO themes.[2] Power-ups, such as speed boosts and shields, spawn randomly on the pitch during play. The game features a number of modes, such as quick match, exhibition, a knock-out tournament, and training, which doubles as a series of minigames.[3]

Lego Soccer Mania received mixed to negative reviews, with critics singling out the lack of depth to the game as its main flaw. It holds an aggregate score on GameRankings of 58% for the PlayStation 2, 51% for the PC, and 49% for the Game Boy Advance.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gamespot Staff (18 June 2002). "Lego soccer game ships". Gamespot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Peer (1 July 2002). "LEGO Soccer Mania". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (16 July 2002). "Lego Soccer Mania Review". Gamespot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "LEGO Soccer Mania". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 May 2014.