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Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
3.2
Amiga
69
3.2
Commodore 64
86
3.7
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Description

Arcade-style soccer game. It has two different parts: Indoor and Outdoor.

The Outdoor game is the normal European soccer. You may play single matches, league or tournament (world championships). Optional features are: weather effects, replays, customizable game length. Some quite funny movements and shots are available (e.g. banana flanks).

The Indoor game has US soccer teams (?fictional?) and plays on a much smaller field. It has different rules compared to outdoor soccer. You can play single matches, league and All Star tournament. The same movements and shots can be made, sometimes with even funnier effects (e.g. banana shot bouncing of the wall and into goal).

Screenshots

Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer Commodore 64 The outdoor field is much larger than the indoor field.
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Start (CGA)
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer Atari ST Good opportunity
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer -  Indoor Sports Player 1 & 2

Alternate Titles

  • "MicroProse Soccer" -- European title
  • "Microprose Pro Soccer" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Unintentionally hilarious, but lacking as a serious football game DOS Martin Smith (76)

The Press Says

Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Nov, 1989 900 out of 1000 90
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Nov, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1989 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

Advertising

An advertisement used in the UK multi-format magazines C&VG and ACE was written to look like a review from the magazine in question, using the same text but stylized to look like the respective magazine's typical review format. The positive reviews quoted within the review were genuine, however.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • April 1991 (Issue 7) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sports
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #5 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 8-Bit Simulation Game (reader's vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1989 - Best Sports Game in 1988
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Phil King)

Contributed to by NGC 5194 (17306), Martin Smith (76) and Kabushi (131400)