Inazuma Eleven features a full adventure mode with events set in your school and around town. As you move around, one of your responsibilities is to scout new players, who can then be assembled into a team. The game has over one thousand recruitable characters, each with different abilities that you will want to make good use of ... if you can successfully make the recruit.
During soccer matches, you have full control over your team. The game uses the stylus for all controls, with action-packed soccer matches (augmented with close-up viewpoints and highlights on the second screen) controlled simply with touches and swipes. There are also Command Battle sequences where the game cuts in for close, intense battles with other players or in the one-on-one match-up with the shooter and goalie. The game also includes wireless support, allowing players to face off against one another or trade players between friends.