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  • Summary: Head up your own football team and shoot for the top. Nintendo Pocket Football Club puts you in the managers seat at your very own football club, only on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Can you keep the crowds chanting and guide your pint-sized players from the lower leagues to the wonders of the world stage? As manager, train up your players and choose your tactics wisely to make the most of their abilities. Once youre satisfied, send your team forth and watch your decisions play out in matches packed with action but dont be afraid to alter your approach if it all starts to unravel before your eyes. Delve deep and show plenty of skill on the sidelines and you could lead them all the way to the glorious treble of the Pro League 1, the Federation Cup and the European Challenge Cup. With enough work, you could even bring the World Club Classic back home. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 90
    It's certainly casual compared to the Football Manager games, but thanks to its adorable presentation and its ability to make you truly care about the fortunes of your little soccer players and team, this is the equivalent of a pulp fiction page turner; it's not necessarily fulfilling, but it's truly entertaining and impossible to put down.
  2. 80
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club is a great introduction to the football management genre and a fun 3DS eShop title as well.
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    75
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club is a bite-sized football manager simulation. With its cute visuals and an enjoyable sense of progression, it fits perfectly the on-the-go way of living of the 3DS gamers.
  4. Apr 11, 2014
    70
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club doesn’t have the depth of games such as Football Manager, but grants players with a light-hearted and engaging experience.
  5. Apr 11, 2014
    65
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club is a charming, interesting but ultimately deeply flawed experience.
  6. May 9, 2014
    60
    This footie sim's quirks and grind will ensure it remains a downloadable curio, but the presentation and humour is something to see.
  7. Apr 30, 2014
    45
    While it shows some interesting ideas and cute visuals that are somewhat reminiscent of the Sensible Soccer games, you don’t have enough tactical options at your disposal and in the end it seems like a tedious grind – even when you are successful.

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  1. Apr 21, 2014
    10
    Usually, I don't play football managers. But this one got my attention.
    I think it is really great and it's a nice introduction to the
    football manager genre. Plus, I didn't want to play a game with too much depth. I wanted something which I could play every now and then without too much thought. It's nice to watch the games and to see the results change with your tactics.
    You can train your individual players with training cards and their skills will rise rpg-like. I actually think there is a big system with many variables at work behind the smooth interface. Like in real life you can't see the mechanics and definite numbers behind the "ecosystem" of the players and their team interaction. But you can change many things which affects your team in many different ways.
    Shortly: It's a really good game and a somehow different approach to a football manager.
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  2. Apr 17, 2014
    9
    Ayant pu toucher au jeu 10 minutes sur une 3DS japonaise je n'ai pas pu voir la vrai qualité de ce jeu qui est un jeu de gestion, jeu qui demande donc de la patience et de l'investissement au quotidien !
    Mais les graphismes sont splendides, l'effet 3D est tout simplement magnifique et les animations des joueurs sont bien gérées. Et puis c'est un jeu de gestion, ce qui est très rare sur la 3DS !
    Le jeu sort chez moi, en France, dans quelques heures et je voulais être le premier à écrire un avis, mais ma note ne changera pas de par le fait que le jeu ne me décevra pas, c'est sûr !
    Que vous aimiez le foot ou pas, achetez ce jeu, faisons en sortes que ce jeu possède une vraie communauté et qu'il y ait du monde avec qui jouer !
    Il ne coûte que 12 euros en France alors n'hésitez pas une seule seconde !

    [Sorry for americans who tried to read my review but I'm french and it was normal that I wrote it in french]
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  3. Apr 25, 2014
    9
    A football manager on a Nintendo system!? Maybe not for everyone but exactly for me!!!

    I don’t like today’s football managing games cause
    of their complexity and this game is exactly the opposite. Unfortunately it is a little to puristic and there could be e few more financial options but for me it’s enough to fell in love with it.

    I’m already hoping, that this game series will be continued…
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  4. May 14, 2014
    8
    I am not a fan of football but this game really change my opinion toward this sport and I'm starting to like it. Although there are flaws and limited team customization, this game is definitely the one you should buy and try. Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    7
    A pretty fun light soccer management/training sim game with strong manager-simulation elements (pretty tough to classify really!) and substantial 90s nostalgic vibe. Can get quite time consuming at times, especially later on while playing in higher leagues, but the actual matches play quite well, and it is really nice to see the players apply the tricks and skills learned through training between matches. Broken multiplayer (especially national for low-populated countries) and paid DLCs (aka training boosts/cheats) do set this game back, however - I could really live without these features. There is also not much actual game in this also, which is a drawback for me, an arcade lover. This is a curio recommended mostly for football fans. Expand