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, no designated goalkeeper 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 and kick by swinging the left or right Joycon via motion controls, dash by holding and pass by holding while kicking the ball. 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 goals wins. If scores are level, players play a sudden death round where the next goal scored 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.
Players play with up to seven others in a 4 vs 4 match
Players can be on the same team or go against each other in 1 vs 1 or 4 vs 4
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).