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ONSIDE Complete Soccer is an early 3D soccer game that includes four playing leagues (England, French, German and Italian) and a basic managerial options, where the player can trade players, deal with finances and stadium expansions. The key features of the game include several camera options, seasonal weather with progressive pitch damage, indoor five-a-side and play-by-play commentary including all player names. Graphics feature a polygonal stadium with sprite (2D) players.

Gameplay features a typical two-button layout, with one button to play low balls and other to kick higher balls (including crosses and shooting on goal), and by holding both the player can sprint, making him much harder to stop. It's possible to score goals from most situations, from distance kicks, crosses, outpacing the goalkeeper and from dead ball situations, where the player can also tweak player positions in a blackboard.


ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS Managing mode menu
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS Beginning of a match
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS There are several cameras to be picked, selected as if they were a seat in the stands.
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS The team selection screen is on the post-card corner, it seems.

Alternate Titles

  • "Zin√©dine Zidane Football" -- French title
  • "Complete Onside Soccer" -- Alternative spelling

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Critic Reviews

Privat Computer PC 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 77 out of 100 77
Gamesmania.de 1996 70 out of 100 70
High Score Sep, 1996 3 out of 5 60
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Jul, 1996 42 out of 100 42


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The goal keeper on the cover is Peter Schmeichel, former Manchester United and Danish national team player. He also took part in the advertisement campaign.
Luis Silva (13292) added ONSIDE Complete Soccer (DOS) on Dec 02, 2005
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