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Spielerisch gibt‘s an dem Programm nicht viel zu meckern: Beim Hallen- und Stadion-Fußball werden Tempo, Tricks und tolle Tore satt geboten.
The Games Machine (UK)
The Amiga game, trailing behind the other formats, is not tardy in its presentation, however, and is just as playable as the others. With all its frills 'n' fun, one of the best action football games around.
One of the annoying features of Microprose Soccer is that you can run straight through the man in possession without actually tackling him. To tackle, the fire button has to be pressed. It is not a serious pain, but this and several other factors make it lose out to Kick Off in the ‘best footie game’ stakes. The larger graphics merely reduce the on-screen playing area and do not improve the gameplay at all. The action is much slower as well, losing the adrenalin rush of non-stop action.
This is not a bad game, but it just is not as good as Kick Off. It has more features though: the indoor league is of particular interest, and the different types of competition add interest too.
Where its 8 bit counterpart is super league Microprose Soccer simply fails to make the first division – simply because it is not as good.
First impressions are promising with a couple of nice blue digitised stills on the options screen, but once the game is loaded you rapidly realise that the conversion is less than inspired. The major problem is that it is too slow and lacks the playability of Kick Off. You are not going to get excited about this, just steamed up by its limitations.
Graphically, there is little difference which is alright, but sound is disappointing. Second best may sound like a good performance, but not in a two horse race.
Immediately playable and long lasting in appeal it may be but it doesn’t look at all like an Amiga game with no more than adequate use made of the Amiga’s graphics and sound (arty farty ‘trumpet’ sounds strike again). There’s smooth scrolling with a fast pace to match but other than the digitised pictures there’s nothing to suggest it’s running on one of the most powerful micros around. Give me Kick Off any day.
I remember thinking how good this was when it was initally released on the C64 all those years back. Today it looks dated and nowhere near as good as Kick Off II.