The game is controlled using just two buttons: one to pass and one to shoot. However, there are few differences between those two buttons. When you use the pass button, you hit the ball lightly and when you use the shoot button you do so a little harder. That's it. If you use the buttons when you don't have the ball, you'll notice the difference more because the shoot button makes your player slide on the grass a lot more.
Tux Football is a relatively simple game, so it only allows you to play a friendly game between two predefined teams. However, you can change how long the game lasts, the controls, and if you want to play on your own or with a friend on the same computer.
Tux Football is a football game that is a lot more fun than it might seem at first glance. While it doesn't have many options or heart-stopping graphics, it does have a direct, simple gameplay that sucks you in as soon as the ball starts rolling.