Gazza's Super Soccer

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This was the first of the two football games licensed around Paul Gascoigne, then the most expensive player in British football history. The game is viewed top down, and can be set to either move left-right or top-bottom.

League and cup tournaments are included, as are single matches and set-piece practice sections (you have full control of these). The gameplay involves a number of advanced moves, and includes a gauge to control the exact dimensions of a kick (height and curl as well as strength), if you can use it quickly enough. Unusually, you have control over the goalkeeper, so can only blame yourself when you concede a goal. The players each have their own skills and strengths, and these develop as the game goes on – if you play well, your players become better, and more capable of facing better opposition.


Gazza's Super Soccer Amiga Closing goal
Gazza's Super Soccer ZX Spectrum Next match.
Gazza's Super Soccer Amstrad CPC Next game.
Gazza's Super Soccer Amiga Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Bodo Illgner's Super Soccer" -- German title
  • "Anders Limpar's Proffs Fotboll" -- Scandinavian title

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Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 57 out of 100 57
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 56 out of 100 56
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1990 54 out of 100 54
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1990 52 out of 100 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1990 3.8 out of 12 32
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 31 out of 100 31
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 297 out of 1000 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1990 3.6 out of 12 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 2.2 out of 12 18


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With Gascoigne not being an international star of the same statute as Maradona, the game was re-licenced in Germany as Bodo Illgner's Super Soccer and in Sweden as Anders Limpar's proffs fotboll.

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