Kick Off series

Group Description

A series of action-orientated football (soccer) games, created by Dino Dini and the biggest rival of the Sensible Soccer series during the 16-bit computer era. The defining attribute of the series during this time was the ability to trap the ball, as unlike most other games the ball is completely independent from the players' feet, adding a new level of skill and difficulty to gameplay.

After the many versions of the second game, further games were designed by Steve Screech, who made crucial changes in how the game played, including the (inevitable) change from sprites to multi-camera 3D graphics, but without regaining the popularity enjoyed until the early 90s.

Selected Covers

Kick Off 3 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Kick Off 3
Super Kick Off Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Super Kick Off
Kick Off: Extra Time Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Kick Off: Extra Time
Kick Off 96 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Kick Off 96

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Super Kick Off
Title Screen
Screenshot from Kick Off: Extra Time
Title screen
Screenshot from Kick Off 96
Game group created by NGC 5194 (17272), additional games added to group by Corn Popper (69408), Kabushi (158834) and Terok Nor (22297)