Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Subbuteo'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

This is in fact a pretty good game, the problem is you will always be comparing it to the original physical game or to other football games.
But this doesn't play like any other soccer game, and although it is fairly faithful to the original Subbuteo it doesn't quite work the same, the experience is somewhat awkward.

Physical games most of the times fail in being recreated as a computer game.
You could say the same for soccer games, in a PC you play them with your fingers, not your feet and the computerized experience is very different than running on a field after a ball and kicking it when you have the chance. But the difference is soccer games work AND are fun to play.

Still, I think the authors deserve merit for trying to port it, you never know until you try.