|First game||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|Number of players||4|
|Peripherals needed||Leg strap (shootout mode)|
|Real-world equivalent||Wikipedia page|
Soccer is a sport that appears in Nintendo Switch Sports. It supports co-op, 1v1 and 2v2 modes locally and online. In addition, online play can support 4v4 matches. There is also a shoot-out mode that requires the leg strap accessory used for Ring Fit Adventure (included with physical copies of the game or can be bought separately). As of version 1.2.0, the leg strap normal is compatible with normal matches.. It is based on the real-world game of association football, only more simplified, less players, and a gigantic soccer ball that is roughly twice the height of the players.
Players compete in team of four. They can freely run around the field using the left analog stick and kick by swinging the left or right Joycon via motion controls, dash by pressing ZL and pass by pressing ZR. Players must kick a giant soccer ball into the opposing team's goal. A golden soccer ball will appear if a team trails by two at any point and awards two goals when scored. The match ends after three minutes, and the team with the most points wins. If a team is able to score five goals (counting golden soccer balls) in a match, the game ends in a knockout.
The opposing teams are color coded blue and pink, and all their hair and accessories will be colored likewise. Miis are affected by this as well.
Play with Friends
- Soccer is the only game in Nintendo Switch Sports to not allow players to customize the sports equipment. Instead, the "soccer equipment" is actually special effects for whenever a player scores a goal (such as a candy shower or bubbles appearing at the net).