Ludum Dare 41: Randy’s Soccer Quest

“Randy’s Soccer Quest” by Lewis Tolonen.

“A wacky adventure full of sport.”

Regardless if you like soccer or not (I hate it), “Randy’s Soccer Quest” is one hell of a game! Not just that it mixes up dribbling techniques with the gameplay elements of puzzle-platformers and the level design of a metroidvania – it’s also ridiculously difficult without being too punishing! Kick the ball to green dots to open closed gates, try to get a lucky shot between two spikes, find the abilities to dash and double jump to visit new passages and also don’t let the ball disappear in the quicksand! It’s amazing how many kind of puzzles found their way into that game, and because of that no level feels redundant.

What’s also nice about this jam entry is the fact, that it supports a gamepad as well, and even though it’s totally playable with a keyboard, it’s a little bit handier to play it with the controller. Fuck “Pro Evolution Soccer” and the “FIFA” series, this soccer game is the best since “Soccer Kid”>>PLAY