Pingu Soccer (PanZ) (Amstrad CPC464)
Reviewed By Dave E In EGG #004: AmstradPingu Soccer
Pingu Soccer is a soccer game between two penguins that is shown from overhead. The aim of the game is to score goals by getting the ball into the goalmouth. However, as the game takes place on a sheet of ice, it's a lot more difficult than a regular soccer game.
The biggest problem is to keep control of the ball. Sliding around the arena you can get near to it easily enough but the direction you are facing when you make contact, combined with the velocity your penguin is travelling at, is transferred to the ball. Your computerised opponents have a much better understanding of how to make the physics of the soccer rink work in their favour. So expect to have your penguin ass kicked the first few times you play.
There's a two player option, as well as a configuration section. In all, it's reasonably enjoyable but nothing to write home about.