Brutal Sports Football

Critic Score User Score
DOS
...
3.8
Jaguar
73
3.2
Amiga CD32
79
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Description

Similar to Speedball 2, Brutal Sports Football is an ultra-violent sports game. Matches last 7 minutes, and the aim is to get the ball into the goal, kept by a net-minder. The oval ball can be thrown or kicked, this resulting in frequent up-and-under type kicks.

Violence is the pivotal element of gameplay: rather than rare occurrency, punching, stomping, use of weapons, and even decapitations are what the game action is rife with, and key to victory. Bonus and non-bonus items appear on the pitch, such as bombs to throw at opponents, rabbits to speed up the current player, or tortoises which slow him down.

Teams are a total of eleven and consist of seven humans and aliens, some of whom have unique skills. There's a lot of blood and flailing limbs, giving things a gruesomely humorous edge. Victory is achieved not only by scoring more goals than the opponent team but also decapitating all the players of it but one. The player is offered choice among a single match, knockout cup, and leagues to advance trough (for a total of four of them).

Screenshots

Brutal Sports Football DOS Iron glove
Brutal Sports Football DOS Players can carry weapons, shields and power-ups like these bombs.
Brutal Sports Football Jaguar The Freaky Lizard Team
Brutal Sports Football DOS This is where the "Brutal" part comes in.

Alternate Titles

  • "Crazy Sports Football" -- German title
  • "Crazy Football" -- German PC title
  • "Brutal Sports Series: Football" -- In-game title
  • "Brutal Football" -- European title
  • "Beastball" -- Working title

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User Reviews

21st-century mayhem on a football field. Jaguar Bruce Clarke (72)
A fun variation on computer sports, and worth checking out Amiga Martin Smith (63067)
Hilarious and fun futuristic sports game. DOS Neepie Lantern (481)

Critic Reviews

Top Secret Amiga Jan, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Pelit Amiga Jan, 1994 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 May, 1994 83 out of 100 83
CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1994 81 out of 100 81
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Dream Amiga Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Jaguar Oct, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Amiga CD32 Sep 25, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Cancelled versions

Both a Genesis and SNES version were in development but were ultimately cancelled. However, the Genesis version was actually reviewed in the December 1993 edition of GamePro; it was given a 2.5 out of 5.
Contributed to by ^^Snoop^^ (33), Neepie Lantern (481), Martin Smith (63067) and quizzley7 (21174)