Kick Off (Atari ST)

Kick Off Atari ST Title Screen

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83
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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 ST Foul!
Kick Off Atari ST Good opportunity for a crossing here
Kick Off Atari ST Title Screen
Kick Off Atari ST Penalty Practise

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1990 935 out of 1000 94
Atari ST User Jul, 1989 9 out of 10 90
ST Format Sep, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The One Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1989 821 out of 1000 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Jun, 1989 57 out of 100 57

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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 (133100) added Kick Off (Atari ST) on Apr 24, 2004
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