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Soccer Kid (DOS)

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Written by  :  IJan (1918)
Written on  :  Dec 07, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Original, Eyecandy, Fun

The Good

Finally a real platformer for the PC. Although the PC version is actually a conversion, the graphics are all drawn in glorious 256 colors, and it's smoothly scrolled too.

The soundtrack is in 4-channel MOD format, that is real samples are used so your ears don't suffer even if you have a soundcard without a wavetable. Tracks range from funky to traditional. They are simple yet effective.

The idea of the game is so unique. You play the Soccer Kid who kills his enemies with his ball. Trick kicks are lots of fun.

There are five countries to visit. Every country has its own landmarks and tourist attractions. There are also plenty of authentic enemies. Tiny details and secrets are everywhere!

The Bad

Some levels are really big, and you can't save between individual levels.

The Bottom Line

One of the best platform games ever made for the PC.