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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Zzap! (Jun, 1989)
Presentation is generally well above average, with adequate options screens and an unusual but very effective control method. Loads of skill levels. Uninspiring pitch scrolls well enough, and the small but perfectly formed players rush around with much gusto. The sampled effects are limited, but create a suitable atmosphere. The control system takes some getting used to, and there’s a distinct lack of pazazz. So realistic, so, fun and soooo addictive. Boots all other Amiga football sims over the crossbar. Microprose Soccer watch out!!!
Amiga Format (Aug, 1989)
Anco have really delivered the goods here. Kick Off is the best football game on the Amiga to date and should be in any gamesplayer’s library, whether he or she is a fan of real football or not.
Those who persevere should eventually find their outfield players dribbling dangerously, leaping great heights to head the ball, shooting and passing accurately, stopping the ball dead and performing every trick in the book - and even a few that aren't! Probably the best footie game yet.
The speed of Kick Off is remarkable, beating all before it easily, and with the true concept of ball skills adding a wealth of realism to the game Kick Off the best 16-bit soccer simulator yet.
Amiga Joker (Nov, 1991)
Endlich gab es ein Game mit Ligamodus, das sich an die real existierenden Fußhallregeln hielt (Elfmeter-Option, etc.) und vor allem mit einer durchdachten glänzte: War es bei Soccer-Soft bis dato noch allgemein üblich, daß der gerade aktive Spieler den Ball am Fuß „kleben“ hatte, so konnte hier nach Herzenslust gedribbelt, gestoppt, gepaßt, geschlenzt und geflankt werden. Aber auch sonst stimmte einfach alles: Grafik, Sound, Gameplay, wirklich alles - bis auf die deutsche Anleitung, die war ein Sammelsurium von Stilblüten und Übersetzungsfehlern! Aber das tat und tut dem Spielspaß keinen Abbruch, Kick Off war bald schon eher Lebenseinstellung denn Computerspiel...
Commodore User (Jul, 1989)
Kick Off proves to be a surprisingly playable and immensely entertaining game. This might not look the greatest thing since Trevor Brooking, and it is nowhere near as perfect, but it sets the standard for other games in the league to follow.
Amiga Power (Jul, 1991)
[Budget re-release] Much to my surprise, Kick Off turned out to be superior to its illustrious follow-up (mainly by virtue of it being possible to score now and again), but Hot Shot out-performed its almost non existent reputation considerably. The real distinction is that Kick Off is more like football and Hot-Shot is more like an arcade football game, so bear in mind and make your own decision. (Helpful to me, eh?) In fact, at these prices, it might even be worth getting both of them.