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Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer

Critic Score User Score
DOS
...
3.4
Commodore 64
86
3.7
Amstrad CPC
...
2.8
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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 DOS Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer - Indoor Sports Menu (CGA)
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Menu (Indoor)
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Play ball (Indoor) (CGA)
Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer Amstrad CPC GOAL!

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)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Nov, 1989 900 out of 1000 90
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 8.2 out of 12 68
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1989 66 out of 100 66
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 52 out of 100 52

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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 (17291), Martin Smith (76) and Kabushi (132109)