Pixel Cup Soccer: Ultimate Edition – Game Review

Pixel Cup Soccer

Pixel Cup Soccer is a blast from the past. The game will have you feeling like your back in an arcade machine. From the sound effects, graphics, and gameplay, the game bleeds 80’s arcade. So, let’s have a deeper look at Pixel Cup Soccer

Details of Pixel Cup Soccer

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Developer: BATOVI Games  

Publisher: BATOVI Games  

Platform: PC (Steam, GoG) Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Mobile, Google Play,

Release Date: 14th October 2022

Price: £13.99

Story of Pixel Cup Soccer

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As the game is a sports game focusing on tournaments and individual matches, there isn’t a story. The closest thing the game has to one is the career mode. Where players create their own team as they try to take them to glory!


Game Modes

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Pixel Cup Soccer has several modes. These include tournaments, career, friendly, and online matches. Ensuring no matter you football fancy, Pixel Cup Soccer has you covered. The tournaments you can participate in include, World Cup, Euros, Copa America, and more! You also get a nifty achievement for each one you acquire, motivating you to collect all of them!


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Gameplay is akin to any other arcade football game, the goal- score more goals than your opponent. To be honest the whole fresh take on football is rewarding. It strays from the PES and the FIFA style of football and brings us back to it’s arcade roots. The gameplay is smooth and hectic, but in a good way. The players are fast and can slide around the pitch like it was made of ice, but this feature has charm. It is more funny than frustrating at trying to control your characters. The controls are good it’s just the handling when moving. You’ll find yourself passing a ball, a tackle, and more. But again, this quickly becomes part of its hectic fast paced action charm.

Steam Deck

The game is designated as Verified on the Steam Deck. It’s small requirements make it ideal for the Deck. With only 3 minute matches it’s the perfect on the go game. I found myself taking it out frequently on the bus. The battery lasts impressively long as well guaranteeing you plenty of football out and about. The pixel style graphics and the bright bold colors really pop on the Steam Deck’s display.

Summary of Pixel Cup Soccer

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Pixel Cup Soccer is one of the best arcade takes on football I have every played. The pixel graphics remind you of a simpler time, and they really pop vibrantly due to the bright colors. Controls are easy to learn, and handling does get easier with practice. Playable via online and Steam Remote Play, ensuring that you can play solo or with up to 8 friends. So, if you’re looking for a way to bring the fun back into sports games check out Pixel Cup Soccer! You won’t regret it!

Overall Rating: 8  – Very Good!

Platform Played On: Steam Deck

Recommendation: Yes!

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