Score! Classic Goals for iPad and iPhone review
Can you remember Owen's goal against Argentina? Every detail? Could you recreate it on an iPhone screen? Good, because that's what Score! Classic Goals has in mind for you.
As you might imagine, this makes for an entirely linear experience. You can't, say, pass back to Beckham and let him try another chip from the halfway line: no freestyling allowed – you keep reliving the moment until it's done right, Groundhog Day style.
But it is very satisfying to see the build up play of goals you remember (and a load you don't) resulting in a brilliant finish. At first, there's not much skill to it, but later on the game asks you not just to trace the passes, but judge power and distances.
It's a shame it's only international goals, and it would be great if it included video clips or YouTube links to the actual highlights for comparison, but even with these limitations, Score! Classic Goals is an intriguing and unique app that relies on memory and finesse, rather than creativity and football knowhow.