Going for gridiron glory: Seven mobile football games reviewed

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Charming, slightly retro art.

Cons

  • You don't actually get to, you know, play football.
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Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Fun, casual gameplay
  • Highly replayable like the best sort of addictive games
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Price when rated: $2.00

Pros

  • Excellent graphics and sound

Cons

  • Too many loading screens
  • Occasionally fussy gameplay
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Price when rated: $1.00

Pros

  • Capture's the slimmest, most minimal bit of Doodle Jump's appeal

Cons

  • Has virtually nothing to do with football
  • Isn't fun to play
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Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Excellent graphics, sound, and commentary
  • Fun, best-of-class touchscreen-based football gameplay

Cons

  • No ability to play defense
  • Constant push to pay for in-app upgrades to unlock core features
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Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Very good gameplay

Cons

  • Unskippable 30-second video ads
  • Constant push to pay for in-app upgrades to unlock core features
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Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Cutely drawn graphics

Cons

  • Virtually nothing to do with the game of football
  • Lacks replayability
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