Tsubasa+ is an augmented reality or AR app that combines the popular sports anime Captain Tsubasa with soccer team recruitment, management, and soccer games. Players need to explore the world around them to build their team.
The app lets you see your world in a new light, in which you can discover Captain Tsubasa characters at stadiums in your neighborhood.
For anime and gaming fans, the format will feel similar to the hit AR game Pokemon Go. In Tsubasa+, players need to go out and about in order to locate stadiums, equivalent to gyms in Pokemon Go. At a stadium, you can find and recruit Captain Tsubasa characters and other football stars to your team.
You can also encounter other Tsubasa players and choose to team up or compete. These two aspects bring most of the enjoyment.
The augmented reality aspect sends you to interesting landmarks and other unusual places in search of characters. The fact that you can interact with other players also makes the game fun and brings out a competitive side.
If you are a fan of football and anime, then it’s easy to love this app. Even for those who don’t know the Captain Tsubasa anime, you'll still find pleasure in playing it. This is, in part, due to the fact that it is easy to understand and play. However, once the AR novelty wears off, the collecting and competition are all that remain.
The app itself is quite heavy and takes up a significant amount of storage space on your device. As a result of the GPS, AR, and graphics, the game drains your battery after an hour or two of playing.
Where can you run this program?
Tsubasa+ runs on Android phones; however, the requirements will vary by device.
Is there a better alternative?
No. If you are an anime fan or into sports, this game is for you. If you just want to try an AR game, Nightenfell: Shared AR could be the one.
Tsubasa+ has a good mix of creative themes and technology to captivate gamers. Although an AR game of this type has been done before, the competitive and interactive nature found in this app will deliver hours of fun. Whether that can last once the novelty wears off and your battery runs down are other matters of discussion.
Should you download it?
Yes, you should. The combination of soccer, anime, and AR is too good to miss.