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Kick Off was the first football game of its kind, having a top-down view and unlike other football games of that time, the ball was not glued to the feet of the players.

Playing Kick Off requires skills in ball control. There is an option to learn these skills without being harassed by the opposition. The set pieces like corner kicks, passing, sliding tackles and dribbling can be practiced to perfection. Each player on the pitch has a unique combination of 4 attributes, namely Pace, Stamina, Accuracy and Aggression. As you progress, you will need to adapt to different types of players. You can play in a league consisting of 8 teams. The teams in the league are on the whole evenly matched, but have different styles of play with players attribute to match that style. There is 12 different referees in the game.


Kick Off Amiga The defender seems to everything under control here.
Kick Off Amiga A successful sliding challenge
Kick Off Amiga Throw In
Kick Off Amiga Title Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Franco Baresi World Cup Kick Off" -- Italian title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Jun, 1989 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Format Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Joker Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Commodore User Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Power Jul, 1991 71 out of 100 71


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  • EMAP
    • Golden Joystick Rewards 1990: Winner Game of the Year.
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Phil King)

Kabushi (163134) added Kick Off (Amiga) on Apr 24, 2004
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