Sporty Smurf was first introduced in version 1.2.1 on iOS. He does not come with his own mushroom house but instead has a soccer field. He is available from level 22 onwards and his soccer field costs 5000 Coins, build in 24 hours and is only available on the island.
Sporty Smurf comes with his own mini game, the “Soccer Mix Up Mini Game”. His mini game gives up to 500 XP if the game has been finished with a rating of “smurfy” on the most difficult level.
It is also possible to customize his soccer field with special items (like Bleachers or Lights). This will increase the amount of XP that can be earned from his mini game, but all of the customization items are only available for Smurfberries.
The following items are available
There are four different kind of soccer games available for him, each is played a little bit differently.
In the “Header” game an arrow goes up on an indicator bar on the left side of the screen to indicate the position of the ball. Once the indicator has reached the “green” area (i.e. the ball is in the correct position), taping on the screen will make Sporty shot the ball with his head onto the goal. If the indicator was on the correct position he will score, if it was in the “red” area when taping the screen he will miss.
The second variation of the game is called “Corner”.
This time the player has to tap on the screen once to start the indicator and then a second time when the arrow has reached the “green” area. Taping the first time will make Sporty start the corner ball, the other player will score if the indicator was in the green area, if it was still in the “red” area when taping on the screen for the second time the Smurf will miss the ball.
The variation “Pass” works similar to the “Corner” game, but this time the indicator is not just going up, but up and down. To make Sporty make a successful pass tap the screen when the arrow is in the “green” area, otherwise he will miss.
The last variation of the game is the “Penalty Kick”. This time there is a short time given in which the indicator has to be raised to the top to the “green” area so that Sporty will make a goal.
To raise the arrow the screen has to be tapped multiple times, each tap will get it a little bit higher. A good trick for this is to do it with two fingers, for example both thumbs on each side alternately tapping on the screen until the arrow has reached the “green area”.
To make it a bit more difficult, the most advanced level is the mix-up variation. It combines all four of the variations of the game, so it takes a bit of practise to always use the correct method to score a goal, but the mix-up game gives the most XP so it is worth to practise this variation.