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  • Summary: Sportsfriends is a tight-knit compendium of local multiplayer games for living rooms, parties, and even backyards. Features: retro-styled fighting game BaraBariBall, QWOP-like pole vault dueling game Super Pole Riders, high-velocity sports game Hokra, and face-to-face physical party gameSportsfriends is a tight-knit compendium of local multiplayer games for living rooms, parties, and even backyards. Features: retro-styled fighting game BaraBariBall, QWOP-like pole vault dueling game Super Pole Riders, high-velocity sports game Hokra, and face-to-face physical party game Johann Sebastian Joust. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 90
    Sportsfriends is one of the necessities every gamer must have in their arsenal.
  2. May 6, 2014
    90
    Sportsfriends hardly feels like a video game, and that's what makes it so special. It's an experience that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their gaming experience, totally irrespective of their specialty at sports or team-based games.
  3. May 7, 2014
    90
    Sportsfriends is a celebration of the social side of games, their ability to bring a room together in one loud, raucous moment and how they're so much more fun when enjoyed with company. Alongside like-minded titles such as Towerfall and Nidhogg, this compilation is a pleasant reminder of that power - and, just like its companions, Sportsfriends represents video games at their very, very best.
  4. May 6, 2014
    80
    It's a shame there is no single-player or online content in Sportsfriends to keep you occupied when home alone, but it's the kind of game that takes full advantage of being exclusively local, and it's worth having friends over for.
  5. May 26, 2014
    80
    If you're one of those people who lives to party (and honestly, who doesn't?!), Sportsfriends deserves an immediate addition to your game library. It comes with four unique competitive experiences that are worth checking out, even if some are better than others, and the presentation and gameplay each one presents is truly inventive--and a far cry from what you've come to expect with NBA Jam. Dig in, and don't forget your friends.
  6. May 7, 2014
    80
    Sportsfriends is the most-fun party game I’ve played since the days of the original Mario Party.
  7. 60
    A collection of fun, forgettable mini-games, Sportsfriends demands local players but struggles to be the life of the party.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. May 12, 2014
    10
    Game is a complete blast to play. Obviously you need atleast 1 other player but every game is different and completely hilarious and wellGame is a complete blast to play. Obviously you need atleast 1 other player but every game is different and completely hilarious and well built. These are not just Warioware-esque mini games but full on multiplayer games with ALOT of depth. If you are having some friends over this is a must buy! Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    10
    Every single Party that you have you have to play Sports Friends exciting fun and sometimes hilarious great fun for family and friends get this game!!
  3. May 7, 2014
    10
    The best local-multiplayer game ever created. Everything about this game is so well done. The menu's feel smooth and well though out. The gameThe best local-multiplayer game ever created. Everything about this game is so well done. The menu's feel smooth and well though out. The game play is top notch. Go out and download this gem today! Expand
  4. May 7, 2014
    7
    Tried this out for this first time tonight with 4 players, it's really a fun local co-op game worth picking up imo. Now comes the meh stuffTried this out for this first time tonight with 4 players, it's really a fun local co-op game worth picking up imo. Now comes the meh stuff about it. The 4th mini-game "Hokra" is not really too fun if you're playing with people that don't game a lot, just kind of quiet and dull. Another problem is it can be a pain to follow your character sometimes, could use a better indicator for sure. It'll probably last for about an hour or two of fun each play session, good replayability. Don't really want to go into details with the mini-games because they can be tough to describe. Now It would improve a lot if there are going to be updates coming with new mini-games. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2014
    4
    Sportsfriends is one of those games where I just can't understand all the hype. There are only four mini-games on offer and they range fromSportsfriends is one of those games where I just can't understand all the hype. There are only four mini-games on offer and they range from mildly entertaining for a short while (BaraBariBall) to completely pointless (Johann Sebastian Joust).

    The one redeeming feature is that the simplicity of the games does allow non-gamers to compete with more experienced gamers but there are so many better titles (Towerfall being a current favourite of mine) available if you are looking for something fun to play against friends and family in the same room.
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  6. Aug 27, 2014
    0
    To complain about that would be missing the point, though. Sportsfriends is a waste of time and a social side game, if you dont have hipsterTo complain about that would be missing the point, though. Sportsfriends is a waste of time and a social side game, if you dont have hipster friends, then this is nothing to look for. their ability to bring a room together in one loud, if you dont like titles like Towerfall and Nidhogg then its nothing for you. i played pixelgames in the 90s, im sick of it. this compilation is a pleasant reminder of that power - and, just like its companions, Sportsfriends represents video games at their very, very weakest time.

    This is a waste of time ;)
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