You can say many things about Kind of Soccer 2018, but none of them would involve its slavish dedication to the rules of the beuatiful game.
In fact, it might be better called Kind of NOT Soccer 2018, because while there are shorts and balls and white lines on the pitch, scoring goals isn’t the aim of the game here.
Instead you’re trying to whallop the ref in the face with a well-placed shot. Which is certainly the kind of rule change I’d be happy to get behind in the real world.
Pass and don’t move
The game takes place on an approximation of a football pitch. Your players are all static, and you can pass the ball between them by dragging a finger back on the one in possession and releasing.
The referee, slippery little bugger that he is, spends all of his time running around trying to avoid the ball meeting his face. Kick it too far, or miss a pass, and the referee gets a point. Smash his mug, and you get a point.