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Kick Off (Atari 8-bit)

Kick Off Atari 8-bit Title Screen

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Description

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 boll 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 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.

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Kick Off Atari 8-bit My opponent gets a corner kick.
Kick Off Atari 8-bit And this is how it would look if the corner kick was mine.
Kick Off Atari 8-bit Foul!
Kick Off Atari 8-bit Ready for kick off?

Alternate Titles

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

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Awards

  • EMAP
    • Golden Joystick Rewards 1990: Winner Game of the Year.
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Phil King)

Kabushi (122978) added Kick Off (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 01, 2006
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