Brutal Sports Football

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
75
3.2
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 Amiga CD32 Game over.
Brutal Sports Football DOS Violent stop close to the goal. Note how the field gets damaged.
Brutal Sports Football Amiga CD32 Title screen.
Brutal Sports Football DOS Sword  and shield. Who wins?

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 (63024)
Hilarious and fun futuristic sports game. DOS Neepie Lantern (480)

Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 May, 1994 81 out of 100 81
ST-Computer Jaguar Oct, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Dream Amiga Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Amiga CD32 Sep 25, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun Jaguar Sep, 1994 55 out of 100 55
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 24 out of 100 24

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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 (480), Martin Smith (63024) and quizzley7 (21165)