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Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer (DOS)

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Description

Arcade-style soccer game. It has two different parts: Indoor and Outdoor.

The Outdoor game is the normal European soccer. You may play single matches, league or tournament (world championships). Optional features are: weather effects, replays, customizable game length. Some quite funny movements and shots are available (e.g. banana flanks).

The Indoor game has US soccer teams (?fictional?) and plays on a much smaller field. It has different rules compared to outdoor soccer. You can play single matches, league and All Star tournament. The same movements and shots can be made, sometimes with even funnier effects (e.g. banana shot bouncing of the wall and into goal).

Screenshots

Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer - Indoor Sports Select Menu 1 (CGA)
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Kick Off/Play ball (Indoor) (Hercules)
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer -  Indoor Sports Player 1 & 2
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Competition Tackle (Indoor)

Alternate Titles

  • "MicroProse Soccer" -- European title
  • "Microprose Pro Soccer" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Unintentionally hilarious, but lacking as a serious football game Martin Smith (76) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1989 900 out of 1000 90
The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Nov, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68

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Trivia

Advertising

An advertisement used in the UK multi-format magazines C&VG and ACE was written to look like a review from the magazine in question, using the same text but stylized to look like the respective magazine's typical review format. The positive reviews quoted within the review were genuine, however.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • April 1991 (Issue 7) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 8-Bit Simulation Game (reader's vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1989 - Best Sports Game in 1988
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Phil King)

NGC 5194 (17312) added Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer (DOS) on Apr 17, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (76) and Kabushi (128273)