International Soccer Challenge

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International Soccer Challenge is loosely a sequel to MicroProse Soccer and it has many similarities to the original, including the way the ball sticks to your player's foot. The major difference is the visual perspective, which is in pure 3D, viewed just behind the ball as you move up the pitch, with full polygons and some shading. You have a radar on screen to allow you to see where your team-mates are, which reduces the disadvantage of not being able to look behind you.

Two tournaments are featured - a superleague and a recreated World Cup, as well as practice modes. By moving the joystick as you shoot, you can adjust the direction and height of a pass or shot, allowing for a wide range of moves.


International Soccer Challenge DOS Main menu (VGA)
International Soccer Challenge DOS Selecting options (VGA)
International Soccer Challenge DOS Title screen (CGA)
International Soccer Challenge Atari ST Screen appearing after each referee decision

Alternate Titles

  • "Internationale Soccer Herausforderung" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Raze Atari ST Nov, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1990 705 out of 1000 70
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 6.2 out of 12 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1991 6.2 out of 12 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 5.8 out of 12 48
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Power Play DOS Jan, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

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