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Gazza's Super Soccer (Atari ST)

Gazza's Super Soccer Atari ST Title screen

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Description

This was the first of the two football games licensed around Paul Gascoigne, then the most expensive player in British football history. The game is viewed top down, and can be set to either move left-right or top-bottom.

League and cup tournaments are included, as are single matches and set-piece practice sections (you have full control of these). The gameplay involves a number of advanced moves, and includes a gauge to control the exact dimensions of a kick (height and curl as well as strength), if you can use it quickly enough. Unusually, you have control over the goalkeeper, so can only blame yourself when you concede a goal. The players each have their own skills and strengths, and these develop as the game goes on – if you play well, your players become better, and more capable of facing better opposition.

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Gazza's Super Soccer Atari ST It's a goal
Gazza's Super Soccer Atari ST Editing a team
Gazza's Super Soccer Atari ST Title screen
Gazza's Super Soccer Atari ST This is a dangerous situation

Alternate Titles

  • "Bodo Illgner's Super Soccer" -- German title
  • "Anders Limpar's Proffs Fotboll" -- Scandinavian title

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Power Play Mar, 1990 31 out of 100 31

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Licensing

With Gascoigne not being an international star of the same statute as Maradona, the game was re-licenced in Germany as Bodo Illgner's Super Soccer and in Sweden as Anders Limpar's proffs fotboll.

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Martin Smith (63162) added Gazza's Super Soccer (Atari ST) on May 14, 2004
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17258) and Martin Smith (63162)