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Empire Soccer 94

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Acorn 32-bit
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Amiga
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2.1
DOS
69
1.7
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Description

Rather than copying Sensible Soccer or Kick Off, this football game features a number of comical and unrealistic touches. Although the view is top-down, the pitch is small and square, and the players appear huge on it. A range of moves including overhead kicks, trapping the ball and quick 1-2 passes can be mastered.

Before each match your team can choose special moves to assign to each player - power shots with ludicrous curve, super dribbling (making the ball stick to your foot), and a Barge power to push players out of the way. A full world cup tournament is offered, which up to 8 human players can partake in, as well as single exhibition matches. The action replays feature a VCR-style control.

Screenshots

Empire Soccer 94 Amiga Player gets yellow card
Empire Soccer 94 Amiga Credits
Empire Soccer 94 DOS The players take the field.
Empire Soccer 94 DOS Coin toss

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The Press Says

WIZ DOS Aug, 1994 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1994 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer DOS Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Jul, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1994 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

SNES version

Empire Soccer 94 was originally developed for the SNES, with Graftgold signing the deal to develop the game on the expectation of royalties from this. Steve Turner does not know precisely why the SNES version went unreleased, but commented that "we failed to get the expected royalties and felt let down by Empire". When asked about his experiences with Empire in a 2013 interview, he snidely commented "We had a good relationship till we had finished. Then it was time for them to do their bit".
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