Published on January 28th, 2016 | by Craig Forshey1
Retro Soccer Swiper Penalty Hero Dives Onto Android
The folks behind the wacky workday sidescroller and previous SGD game of the week Disaster Office are back with another addicting retro style twist called Penalty Hero that tasks players with preventing goals rather than scoring them like most soccer themed titles. Created by indie developer Nigiri Games, Penalty Hero uses intense reaction based arcade mechanics that challenge players with trying to predict where the kicker will send the ball next and swiping their pixelated goalie in front of it before it hits the net despite being given only a split second of a window each time. This is especially difficult given that the kicker will attempt to curve and bounce their shot trajectory around the screen just like a human player would with the occasional super powered ‘on fire’ shot ala NBA Jam thrown in just to keep things interesting. Sporting both a quick pick up and play mode as well as a survival mode and plenty of skins to unlock Penalty Hero gives players plenty to strive for. You can pick it up for free on Google Play.