Still have football fever? Check out Training with Messi

By DJ Reyes on 17 Jul 2014 02:01 am EDT

The World Cup for 2014 ended on Sunday July 14th, 2014, with Germany beating Argentina in the final 1-0. While World Cup fever may be over, what are you going to do to fill that football void? How about trying out Training with Messi. It's not quite a fully fledged football game but it's a nice bit of fun to kill some time.

With Training with Messi, you do just that, train with Messi. You go through a set of plays from dribbling the ball passed by other players, to jumping over obstacles and striking the ball for a goal. There's a tutorial level to take you through the process, like how to control your player, jump over slide tackles, perform fancy foot routines and more.

At each stage you have three lives - use them all up and the game is over. In BlackBerry World there's two versions of the game. A free version with in-app purchases and a Deluxe version where you earn stars in order to get new kick routines and kits to use. Both versions play exactly the same way. However, the free version is only available for full touchscreen devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook, while the Deluxe version is available for most BlackBerry 10 devices, as well as the PlayBook.

Training with Messi screenshot of gameplay

With BlackBerry 10 devices you control your player with an onscreen joystick and on the PlayBook, you do so by tilting your device to move your player left or right. On both devices there are onscreen icons that allow you to perform the routines while you use gestures to dodge or jump. All this is covered in a tutorial at the first stage. You must complete each stage within a time frame. The better you perform and cross obstacles, the higher your score.

Training with Messi is actually a nice bit of fun. Probably better on full touchscreen devices than QWERTY ones, of course a lot more fun on a PlayBook - with the bigger screen real estate. If you're wanting a bit of football fun, check it out. As I've said there's a free version, that includes in-app purchases and Deluxe version which costs $2.99.

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Reader comments

Still have football fever? Check out Training with Messi


Too bad klose is the highest scorer in the world cup. Messi is garbage when it comes to the world cup.

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Garbage? Lol coming from someone who probably doesn't understand football. How can someone create the most chances and complete most dribbles and be garbage?

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Why " too bad Klose " he rightfully earned his place in the record books being 36 year old and still on top of his game.

Exactly thank you. How can it be "too bad". You don't score 16 goals by having 1 fluke tourney. 36 is everything right about being a professional. Maintaining that hunger, ability, desire and the body itself.

Remember Ronaldinho? This guy was amazing to watch but was done by 26

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You missed the opportunity to post this DURING the World Cup... it was on for about a month and you post this now?!

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No idea why he was awarded'best player' of the Brazil World Cup Tournament, because he played crap.

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Easy statistics. Created most chances and dribbles. Shoulda been a German player imo but the disadvantage of their style of play is that its almost unfair to only award it to one player. They are a true team. No out and out star

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Sad to say but I don't think he deserved the Golden Ball. Did not see him as the World Cup's MVP at all really. Can only see it given to him as a consolation prize which isn't the point of the award.

At least glad muller hot silver. That guy is boss but I understand why he didn't win gold. Kroos was over shining him. Which begs questions why didn't Kroos win gold, messi silver, muller bronze

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Castrol Xi official rankings, ranked messi 14th..

So yea, it was a shame fifa awarded messi instead of: Kroos, Robben, de Vrij since they ended up in the top 3.

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For me, apart from Van Persie's Flying Dutchman goal feat, Robben was the man of the tournament. And this is from an AUS/GER supporter. Liked Schürrle's performances, too.

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Thanks, I missed that diving admission...
He should just change his attitude.

Yep, Kroos and Müller are next in line...

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Good work.
Glad to see the return of video to these kinds of posts. It really does add to the posts.

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Football/Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world. And it will always be. You won't find any fans of other sports as passionate and consistent in their support of their team as in football/soccer. Maybe in rugby though. This is the masculine version of American football in case you haven't heard of rugby.

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SBS Australia (TV channel) call it "the World Game" or "the beautiful game".

Takes a lot of skill to play and stamina to keep going...

So many amazing ways to get this ball in the box, and almost every time it's some eye candy for the spectators. Compare that to a touch-down or try ("handegg" football codes) .

Each to their own.

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+1 it's played by over 250,000,000 people (just under half the population of the U.S.A.) Only one country plays American football and it's a easier version of Rugby

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For your info, Germans scored four goals in six minutes against Brazil, 7:1 final score.

Don't think that was lame or took to long. They didn't know what was happening when the half-time whistle sounded.

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I like to think of Messi as a guy who compliments his Porsche BlackBerry and probably other Porsche designed products with an 80 dollar PlayBook. Oh but I dream.

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Lol messi isn't a champ? Look at his cabinet. X,'D

I think I understand where the joke is coming from though

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I'm still too sad to even think about that last game. :(

As much as I love Messi I don't think he deserved the golden ball though......... now I'm pissed off again thinking of the game

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