Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. The game's worldwide reach is amazing and there is a considerable following for football in almost every country. Futsal is a derivative of football and it focuses more on controlled play and skills than the raw power and stamina needed to thrive in the regular football match. Futsal's popularity is driven by the fact that the field is smaller, can be played with a lesser number of players and the game itself is far more free-flowing. Futsal's popularity is not just limited to the playground. It is greatly popular as a video game and it's obvious that most people now look at finding futsal games to play on their Android phones. Futsal Football 2 is a futsal game you would find interesting if the app could somehow fix the bug that doesn't allow the player to start the match itself.
Futsal Football 2's basic premise looks very promising. The app allows three main modes of gameplay i.e. Quick Match, World Cup, and League. In Quick Match, you are set up right away and are given a choice between 16 international teams. You can choose your opponent side as well and then you can start the match right away. There is no option of selecting the players for the side though. In World Cup, the game asks you to pick your team and then the idea is to play against all other international teams one by one. In League, there is a league consisting of sixteen international teams and games are played between each time with a league table being maintained by the game to see who comes out on top.
The most disappointing aspect of the futsal game is that its gameplay is simply puzzling. As soon as you would start the match, players from both sides would stand in a circle and watch the ball. Regardless of whatever you do on the screen, the players won't budge. The match clock would start but the game itself would stay static as there is no control available. It may be just a bug but it's obvious that the current version of the game has a big problem with its gameplay. The graphics look fine but until the match starts, there is no way to judge whether the gameplay is good and whether the offered controls of direction, shooting and tackling work or not.
The music scores in the futsal game may be to your liking though. The game offers the option of muting it right away but if you don't choose that option on the home screen, there is no way to avoid the music other than to mute your phone's music. If there is anything you can enjoy in the app, it's probably the music as everything else just doesn't work at all.
The app's overall design philosophy is fine too as it provides a neat interface and it's very easy to get started. However, it's just unfortunate that there is no way to see whether the gameplay itself is good or not as the match never even begins.
- 16 international teams including USA, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Germany
- Simple and clean design
- Three different match formats (League, World Cup, Quick Game)
- Loud yet interesting background music score
Futsal Football 2 simply can't be recommended as a futsal game because you won't be able to play any futsal matches with this app. The developers have to find a solution to the problem otherwise, there is no point of having the app on the Play Store.