No disrespect to either Steve Young or the folks at Vaporware, but Steve Young Football is about as….”interesting…of an iPhone game that I have come across in a while. The game seems to be a cross between electronic football and bumper pool with a little Mario Bros inspiration sprinkled on top. However, the game is supposed to be that way, as it is designed to be lighthearted and a portion of every sale will be donated to Forever Young, Steve’s foundation established to help children with emotional, physical and financial difficulties.
Take a look at the trailer and the screens to see the funny side of Steve Young, and if you want it, head to the AppStore to pick it up for $0.99 for the iPod Touch and iPhone versions or $4.99 for the iPad version. Game specifics are after the jump…
STEVE YOUNG FOOTBALL FROM VAPORWARE LABS BRINGS DOWNFIELD RUSHING ACTION TO THE APP STORE
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 9, 2010 – Vaporware Labs, a collaborative start-up focused on creating fun and useful apps for the social web and mobile spaces, today launched Steve Young Football, their first app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Arriving today on the App Store just in time for the start of the football season, Steve Young Football brings fast finger-controlled action to the gridiron, allowing players to control Super Bowl XXIX MVP and Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young, driving down the field to collect stars, avoiding danger, traps and pitfalls along the way. Steve Young Football is available on the App Store for $4.99 for the iPad version and $.99 for the iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.iTunes.com/AppStore/ “Steve Young is an MVP for many reasons, but everyone remembers how fast he was on the field,” said Derek Andersen, CEO, Vaporware Labs. “Steve Young Football captures Steve’s running prowess with fast and fun action, whether you’re playing a quick game or taking part in longer competition with friends. I’m a huge fan of Steve and it’s been an incredible experience to work with him.”
Steve Young Football takes the action of pro football and combines it with fast-paced arcade action, creating a new type of game that mashes “paper” or “flick” football with tower defense-style gameplay. Players control Steve Young by placing their finger on the screen and moving him around the backfield. Once Steve is lined up, players flick their finger, firing Steve towards the star and across the goal line to score. Players will have to avoid various obstacles on the field, including exploding land mines, tornadoes that fling Steve in random directions, teleporters, pinball bumpers, bottomless holes, running pigs and more. There are more than 80 levels in the game to be unlocked through single-player gameplay and four distinct themes, including traditional football, classic video game, space and horror zones.
It’s not football without a live opponent, however, and Steve Young Football offers unique one-on-one action. Two players will take turns setting up obstacles on the field and then running Steve Young past them to score. As players finish levels in the single-player campaign, more obstacles and enemies are made available for multi-player matches. In a unique application of iPad’s wireless networking capabilities, players can place two iPads side by side to literally double the size of the field available for matches.
Vaporware Labs will donate a portion of game sales to Forever Young, Steve’s foundation established to help children with emotional, physical and financial difficulties. For more information, please visit http://steveyoungfootball.com.To see Steve Young’s series of humorous promotional videos for the game, visit http://www.youtube.com/VaporwareLabs