Hands-On With Super Shock Football

Super Shock Football is a new type of football game that’s set to hit the App Store any day now.  It wheels away from the traditional football games like Madden and NFL 2010, and provides more of an electric football simulation.  Electric football was a game that was created way back in 1947 and sold over 40 million copies.  If you want to learn more, check out the Wikipedia article for more info.

Steamroller Studios have worked hard on Super Shock Football, and being a team of three people, it’s definitely hard to produce a quality game.  But one thing I commend them for is this: Super Shock Football is a quality game.  One of the major features that stand out to me was the graphics and artwork; I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.  The game definitely has some unique button designs along with an old, dusty kind of feel.

In Super Shock Football, you have to choice of picking 5 or so different teams then battling it out.  Just like the original electric football, you won’t be able to control or move your player; your player movements are random.  All you can hope is that the player will move forward.  While I’ve never played electric football before, Super Shock Football was a great introduction into this type of football.  The game will definitely be a lot more fun against a friend or family member, but the single player mode was adequate enough to get me pumped.

To control the passing, just touch your quarterback and drag the target to your receiver.  Your passing must be atleast close to the receiver or it will be called an incomplete pass.  I thought this passing mechanic worked very well, even better than that of NFL 2010.  You can pick formations while on defense or offense including the I formation on offense and 4-3 formation on defense.

If you’re looking for a traditional football game like Madden, Super Shock Football is definitely something that won’t meet your expectations.  Please note that Super Shock Football is similar to the 1947 game electric football, which is also known as vibrating football.  But, although I am a huge fan of Madden, Super Shock Football was a great little game that I enjoyed greatly.

All in all, if you’re familiar with the electric football games, you’ll definitely be familiar with Super Shock Football.  It’s definitely a game that I’ve never played before but enjoyed the iPhone version, and from the information I’ve read, it should provide a very familiar experience for those who are huge electric football fans.  I found the artwork in iLectric Football to be one of the most visually appealing graphics in the App Store, and the quality of it is unsurpassed.

The game will ship with OpenFeint 2.0 and features around 40 achievements that will definitely keep you busy.  While OpenFeint is not my favorite social platform, it’s good to see it implemented into this game.  The developers are also planning on implementing online multiplayer, but for now, pass and play multiplayer is supported.

Super Shock Football has been submitted to the App Store and is currently awaiting approval.  The introductory price will be $1.99, which is 50% off the original price of $3.99.  Check out their website for more info, screens, and videos.

About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

5 thoughts on “Hands-On With Super Shock Football

  1. Those green helmets look like the exact same colour as the field in the screenshot, it was really throwing me off at first when I couldn’t figure out where their heads were.

    I think it’s a smart take on the sports genre since the simulation aspect with licensed players or team names, is reserved for the big dev studios with deep pockets.

  2. The video must have been taken down when they made the name change from iLectric Football. Hopefully, they’ll put up another one again soon.

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