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Brutal Sports Football (DOS)

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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 Title screen
Brutal Sports Football DOS Kicking the ball across the field.
Brutal Sports Football DOS Match won!
Brutal Sports Football DOS Some bombs to use

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

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

The Press Says

PC Player (Germany) 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.
^^Snoop^^ (33) added Brutal Sports Football (DOS) on May 06, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Neepie Lantern (482), Martin Smith (63138) and quizzley7 (21209)