Parents' Guide to

Imagine Soccer Captain

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Girl-centric soccer game has positive teamwork message.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Not just for girls...

Both of my kids are very into soccer. I enrolled them both last year, and they love it. So of course, we had to buy this game. Yes, they share one D.S., and sometimes they're not very good at it... But even my son loves to play it. It is easy to play and great for soccer techniques.

Is It Any Good?

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Imagine Soccer Captain isn’t an authentic soccer simulation by any stretch, but it does make the sport accessible and appealing for beginners. Teams are composed of only five players, which keeps strategy simple. And the mini-games initiated during shots on goal -- the shooter has to pick a spot to aim, then carefully slide the stylus up the screen toward it, while the goalie has to tap eight flashing boxes in rapid succession to block it – represent an innovative alternative to traditional, fast-paced, reflex-oriented sports game play.

But it’s not perfect. The most notable issue is lack of challenge. On the easiest skill setting the enemy team often won’t even take a shot at the goal, but instead, they simply pass the ball around waiting for players to intercept it. And while the harder difficulty amps things up a bit, competitive kids with a modicum of soccer experience will probably still find it very easy to walk all over the competition. Still, it’s good wholesome fun for soccer loving girls and a good fit for younger, less experienced gamers.

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