Super Arcade Football Demo Kicks Off

Football is the people’s sport, see, because all you need is some mates and something to kick. A ball, sure, or a cabbage, a cauliflower, a Harvey Nichols bag filled with scrunched-up newspaper, a rock, a crystal orb, a head, a skull – anything you have at hand is grand. Any time, any where, a nice bit of sports, all for free. So to tempt people into paying to play their silly virtual version of sports, developers OutOfTheBit have released a demo for Super Arcade Football [official site].

You can find the demo on Itch for Windows and Mac. The demo packs for four-player local multiplayer, with players split between teams in any way you fancy, and AI matches. It’ll only let you play ten matches in total, but that seems enough to muck about with kicking balls and bending shots. Also, obviously the demo’s missing a load of stuff from the full game.

Super Arcade Football came out on on Steam Early Access last week, where it’s £6.99/9,99€/$9.99. OutOfTheBit expect to properly launch the finished version within a year. Or, one silly footballer slightly closer to leaving Early Access is Kopanito All-Stars Soccer, which is on sale for £2.69 right now. But here’s Super Arcade Football:


  1. deiseach says:

    I saw this last night, the ball pinging about like crazy with no thought given to defending by either team. Oh wait, that was the Liverpool-Dortmund game.

  2. wryterra says:

    “their silly virtual version”

    Silly? This game looks quite Sensible to me.

  3. PancakeWizard says:

    Damn. I always thought there would be a market for a game like this, plus other sports adapted to the engine and packaged alongside, with extremely easy to mod player names, team names and colours.. *cough*.

    • Morgan Joylighter says:

      I think there is a huge market for that, but that no one has bothered to tap it because they are too stuck in the FIFA/PES mindset of “realism” being the highest standard. Personally I adore making Cups with random obscure sucky international teams (Tonga vs Andorra! Guatemala vs Jordan! Zambia vs Lichtenstein!) and it’s been a long time since there’s been any soccer/football game to scratch that itch. If I remember correctly, the last Road to World Cup game that included some of those countries had pretty weak gameplay and it would be more fun in an engine like this with ridiculous physics.

  4. rubmon says:

    Download, install, launch, quick match, can’t even get past the control selection screen with the keyboard, you just lost a potential customer, uninstall.


  5. DanMan says:

    We actually used crushed soda cans into puck shape to play with in the school yard. Destroying our shoes in the process, of course. Worth it.

    • DanMan says:

      Oh, the game. Right. Erm.. I’ve been looking for an arcade soccer game, but it doesn’t have enough flaming ball shots.

      Anyone remember Nintendo World Cup?

      • RimRider says:

        Kopanito has plenty of flaming ball shots. It’s a great game – very similar to Nintendo World Cup… plus, it’s on sale right now!