How do you play retro games?

Football Academy (Nintendo DS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 2.9

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Wer Fußball mag (und nicht unbedingt nur Fußballspiele) wird mit „Football Academy“ absolut seinen Spaß haben. Besser waren Fußball und Gehirntraining bislang noch nicht miteinander kombiniert. Der einzige wirkliche Kritikpunkt ist die Tatsache, dass die österreichische Bundesliga nicht mit integriert ist. Dennoch können Sie Ihr europäisches Fußballwissen hier spielerisch erweitern. Auch die ortsansässigen Clubs und Trikots erlernen Sie relativ schnell, wodurch auch Anfänger Ihre Freude haben werden. Wenn Sie einen Faible für ungewöhnliche Kombinationen haben, sollten Sie „Football-Academy“ auf jeden Fall eine Chance geben.
Still, these issues don't prevent Football Academy from being great. It's just hugely satisfying to win a match. I found myself geeing on my strikers whenever they took a shot. I found myself cheering out loud after a last-minute Bobby Zamora winner broke Hull hearts. This, fused with the "collect-em-all" nature of virtual sticker collecting, makes Football Academy almost impossible to put down. If you're a football fan and you have a DS, I can't recommend this surprising gem enough. This may just be the best thing Scolari's done all season.
Level 7
En märklig blandning av ett frågesportspel och ett extremt förenklat rollspel under matcherna. Varje match är uppdelad i olika dueller där man jämför värden mellan de inblandade spelarna. Den som får högst siffra efter att man lagt till och dragit ifrån en slump och andra faktorer vinner duellen. Kul i all enkelhet. Frågesporten varierar mellan utmanande och banal, men är rätt kul för fotbollsnördar. Ett mycket märkligt spel som kommer få svårt att sälja, men som är riktigt kul. En svag sjua.
Football Academy is undoubtedly an addictive game but it requires several more training sessions before it can be considered world class. It presents a very intriguing idea that works as a solid game for the most part and keeps you addicted via the gotta collect 'em all approach but it is let down by the lack of variety and an overly repetitive mini-game structure that needs a fair bit of fine tuning to become the polished article. Football Academy possesses a great deal of potential and in the right hands it can generate hours of simulated joy, but it needs to invest in a pair of new boots and improve its technique if it truly wants to be taken seriously. Hopefully a sequel is in the making because there are a lot of ideas here that could be developed into so much more.
A half way house between brain training and boot room Football Academy is a strange beast that could struggle to garner a following. A decent initial concept hasn’t quite been fully realised but at times shows signs of the engaging game it should’ve been. 5.9/10
TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Initially Football Academy appears to be a pretty interesting concept; however, quite quickly the appeal wears thin. This really is a game purely for footie mad kids in the playground, and certainly not the typical hardcore footie fanatic that you'd expect to find sitting in the Kop.