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Countdown: 3DS eShop Highlight

#23 – Don’t be a benchwarmer by Liam Doolan Sat 18th Mar 2023 Image: NintendoFor the month before the 3DS and Wii U eShops close for new purchases on 27th March, each day we’re going to highlight a specific eShop game for one of those consoles and give a short pitch as to why we

Countdown: 3DS eShop Highlight

#23 – Do not be a benchwarmer

Nintendo Pocket Football Club
Picture: Nintendo

For the month earlier than the 3DS and Wii U eShops shut for brand new purchases on twenty seventh March, every day we will spotlight a selected eShop sport for a type of consoles and provides a brief pitch as to why we predict it deserves your love and a spotlight — earlier than it is too late. The possibility so as to add these to your library will likely be gone for good quickly and, for one cause or one other, these eShop-exclusives are near our hearts.

In the present day, Liam highlights among the finest soccer sims on a Nintendo platform, and one which was unique to PAL territories, sadly…

So, what’s it known as?

Nintendo Pocket Football Club, a sequel to the Japan-only 2006 title Calcio Bit for the Recreation Boy Advance.

We have a assessment of this 3DS launch courting again to 2014. We beloved it then, and we nonetheless suppose it is fairly nice in 2023.

Who made it?

Paritybit (recognized greatest for the Derby Stallion video games in Japan and CalcioBit) made it, and Nintendo printed it.

What is the premise?

It is like soccer supervisor however simpler, cuter and simply as addictive. Assemble a group, practice ’em up, and win the league.

Why do you have to play it?

Properly, this one is a area unique to PAL territories — sadly, it is not out there within the US or North America. On-line performance was retired again in 2019, too.

Nonetheless, in the event you’re a soccer fan that occurs to be positioned in one of many areas it is out there in, make sure to test it out earlier than it is gone. It actually could be very addictive, and a good way to enact your wildest Welcome to Wrexham-style fantasies of managing a membership and steering them up the league desk. Albeit with extra match ways and fewer Deadpool gags.

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How a lot is it?

£13.49 / €14,99, which could appear a bit steep however there are hours of enjoyable available — so it is value each penny.

We’ll be again quickly with one other 3DS or Wii U eShop suggestion as a part of this ‘Countdown’ series. Tell us beneath in the event you’ve already received this in your assortment and share your ideas.

Liam Doolan

When he’s not paying off a mortgage to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the newest Nintendo information and admire his library of video video games. His favorite Nintendo character was a guitar-playing canine, however these days he prefers to hang around with Judd the cat.

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