Personally, I’m not a big sports fan. The same goes for playing sports-related games. I mean, I played some Wii Sports back when the Wii was all that, and I sometimes joined my brother on his PlayStation when he was playing FIFA, but that is about it. Now, Super Sports Blast by Unfinished Pixel seemed like a fun game, so I wanted to give the game, and the genre, a try. The game is actually a re-release of three of their previous game but in a bundle this time. Let’s see!
We played Super Sports Blast for over 6 hours on PC.
What we liked!
- Fun gameplay: Super Sports Blast does offer fun gameplay. All three sports (soccer, tennis, volley) are easy to play, making them accessible to both adults and kids. You can adjust the difficulty as well, by the way. Every sports discipline offers plenty of game modes and tons of options to play, so you won’t get bored easily. I ended up sucking at volleyball, being average at soccer, and being decent at tennis. As you can tell, I’m not familiar with these types of games.
- Customization: If you’ve ever read a review from me, you’ll know I love me some customization. I do feel like customization gives a more personal touch to a game, which is its purpose, coincidentally. You can create a player you like in all three sports, and you can customize just about everything about your character. The Super Soccer Blast also offers custom teams and competitions. The only thing I would’ve also liked to see is being able to use the character I made in all three games, but you have to create new ones in every Super Blast game.
- Visuals and sound: All three games look pretty alike. The soccer game was released only last year, and has a bit of a different interface and maybe a bit ‘newer’ graphics, but the style fits in with the other two games perfectly. As I mentioned in my intro, I played Wii Sports quite a lot, and the graphics in Super Sports Blast do remind me of the Wii games a bit, while still remaining original. It’s all very colourful and looks decent. The music that accompanies you on your sportive adventures, is fun and even kind of encouraging. There’s also the mandatory sound effects like hitting your volleyball, a whistle going off, or fans cheering. Overall, I’d say that both the visual and sound aspect are as they should be, without being really impressive.
- More sports: On the one hand, I get that there are only three sports, since Super Soccer / Volley / Tennis Blast were released as separate games first. It makes complete sense to release Super Sports Blast with just these three titles. On the other hand, it feels limited. I mean, basketball would be a cool addition to start with, since it’s also a popular discipline. I feel like the developers missed an opportunity here to create a bundle that could offer something extra.
What we disliked
- Online: The first game in the series, Super Volley Blast, was released in 2018. You’d think there would have already been an online mode in the game back then, but there wasn’t. The same goes for the other two, unfortunately. I understand that the gameplay here is aimed at playing with friends (locally or remote), but still, I can definitely see the game benefiting from an online mode.
- Nothing new: As far as I can tell, Super Sports Blast is simply the three already existing games combined into one package. I get the idea, but why not just offer a Steam bundle with a discount? The package itself doesn’t offer anything new. I mean, as I mentioned, an online mode or extra sports would’ve been a cool addition.
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