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Brutal Sports Football

MobyRank MobyScore
Jaguar
73
3.2
Amiga CD32
80
...
Amiga
77
3.3
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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 Jaguar The Freaky Lizard Team
Brutal Sports Football Jaguar Flying Tackle
Brutal Sports Football Amiga Match end (AGA version)
Brutal Sports Football DOS Selecting team - "Krankers"

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 (63168)
Hilarious and fun futuristic sports game. DOS Neepie Lantern (482)

The Press Says

Atari ST User Jaguar Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Amiga Oct, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Top Secret Amiga Jan, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
ST-Computer Jaguar Oct, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Dream Amiga CD32 May, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1993 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 10, 2006 B- 67

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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 (482), Martin Smith (63168) and quizzley7 (21214)