A big part of the sports world is athletes developing rivalries with each other that can raise their competitive nature and push them to improve their skills like in Penalty Rivals. Football teams are huge running around a large field where you need to make use of teamwork to win. This game like others covers what is perhaps the most tense moment in a football game while at the same time establishing a rivalry between the two players involved. It's just you and the opponent trying to defeat the other physically and mentally.
About Penalty Rivals
The penalty kick is a very serious moment in football games where the two players need to try to trick each other. In this game, it's all about trying to aim for the opponent's weak spots and predict how they're going to move. In many ways, it's quite simple but in others, it's very complex like a game of cards. You need to carefully observe and make your moves wisely while keeping your opponent on their toes. Of course, you'll need to be on your toes too otherwise you may miss the whole thing. Remember, your rival is supposed to make you better.
How to Play
Penalty Rivals is a 2.5D football game about shooting and blocking penalty shots using swiping mechanics with the mouse. By clicking the Left Mouse Button and dragging it across the screen quickly, you can simulate a swipe. This is done to aim the trajectory of your shots as well as how your goalie will dive. The goal of each game is to score as many points against the opposing goalie while preventing the opposing kicker from scoring goals.
When the game begins, you can choose which team you want to play. After that, the game will plunge you into a penalty-kick showdown against another team. You'll start as the kicker and you'll have thirty seconds to make as many goals as you can. By swiping in various directions, you can cause the ball to fly in multiple trajectories. There will also be numbered icons that will appear sporadically in the goal and if you hit them with the ball, you'll earn additional points.
After thirty seconds, you'll take control of the goalie. The kicker will take shots and you'll need to swipe to get the goalie to dive. As long as one part of their body makes contact with the ball, it will count as blocked. This opposing kicker will also have thirty seconds on the timer and after it ends, the side with the most points wins. Whether you win, lose, or tie, you'll be matched up with another random opponent.
Tips and Tricks
The swiping mechanics can take some time to get used to since if you swipe too long or too sharply then the ball can veer off away from the goal. You'll want to keep swipes short and direct while switching it up to avoid multiple blocks. When defending, note that the ball travels slowly enough that you'll have plenty of time to react.
- Developer: HappyLander
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile)
- Languages: English
How do I beat the game?
There's no usual progression, but the current player rankings appear in the top left corner of the screen and you can aim to get to the top by winning matches consistently.