Gazza's Super Soccer

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gazza's Super Soccer Amiga Throw the ball
Gazza's Super Soccer Atari ST Editing a team
Gazza's Super Soccer Amstrad CPC Loading screen.
Gazza's Super Soccer Commodore 64 Main menu.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1990 3.8 out of 12 32
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1990 31 out of 100 31
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 31 out of 100 31
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1990 3.6 out of 12 30
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 297 out of 1000 30
Power Play Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 27 out of 100 27
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 2.2 out of 12 18
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1990 1.2 out of 12 10

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Trivia

Licensing

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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Contributed to by NGC 5194 (17286) and Martin Smith (63058)