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On the Ball (Amiga)

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Description

On The Ball is a soccer manager simulation that differentiates itself from the others by its novel emphasis on the psychological aspects of the game. The game gives you, as team manager, full control over not just the strategies but even on what kind of "pep talk" you can give during half-time and PR moves to enhance public perception. Choose the host country, and lead your team from Qualification to World Cup in World Cup Edition and lead your English team to win the championship in League Edition.

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There are 25 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "On the Ball: League Edition" -- English Amiga Title
  • "Carton Rouge: League Edition" -- French title
  • "ANSTOSS" -- German title

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Jan, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
High Score Oct, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Bugs

The first releases of this game were so bug-pested that there were more bugs than *working* features. Most subsequent Anstoss games were released in the same state.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1994 – #2 Best Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
    • Issue 02/1994 – Best Sports Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #56 and #79 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking

Related Web Sites

  • Anstoss Freak (German Fansite, covering all parts of the "Anstoss" series.)
Indra is here (19783) added On the Ball (Amiga) on May 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2236)