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Game Preview: StrikerZ

Andrea Ligabue
Italy
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Soccer is probably the most supported sport in the world – in Italy this is absolutely true – so the existence of so many soccer games is understandable given that potential audience.

In 2006 Randy Thompson released Soccer Tactics World, a simple but absorbing soccer game. Now he has a new soccer game from a new company that will debut at Spiel 2011: StrikerZ.

A much simpler game than Soccer Tactics World, StrikerZ is a dice game in which each player has a team of five dice, with dice having numbers from 2 to 11 on them as well as special icons. Each turn, both players roll their dice, then the player with the highest sum rolls the special green die to shoot for a goal. In addition to a "Goal" icon, the green die has faces showing "Stop" and "Corner kick"; in the latter case, the attacker rolls three dice against the opponent's two dice to see who comes out on top.

The special icons on the dice add flavor to the game: Whistles make you lose points on your roll, the manager icon lets you change a die to a higher value, and the offside flag gives the opponent a chance to shoot no matter what the totals. If your sum is more than ten higher than the opponent's, he receives a yellow card; a second yellow card costs him his lowest die.

During the final stage of the match, you might receive a chance to substitute one die for a "fresh player" with higher values than what you had at the start of the game.
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