Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer

Critic Score User Score
DOS
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3.4
Atari ST
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4.5
Amstrad CPC
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2.8

User Reviews

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

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 3.2
Amstrad CPC 4 2.8
Atari ST 2 4.5
Commodore 64 11 3.7
DOS 10 3.4
ZX Spectrum 4 3.2
Combined User Score 36 3.4


Critic Reviews

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95
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Microprose Soccer is without doubt one of the greatest 64 games to date, and I don't expect we'll see anything as good as quite some time to come. Miss it at your peril.
92
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Extremely playable and visually appealing with plenty of variety.
91
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Concentrated on the fun and showmanship of soccer. This is the computer footy game that might be favoured by Rodney Marsh and George Best. All sorts of frills and spills have been added like Banana shots and action replays.
90
ZX SpectrumCrash!
Great new graphics and tremendous new features make this a winner.
90
DOSACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The game can be player with either keyboard or joystick, although I wouldn't recommend the former option unless you have very dexterous fingers! Gameplay tends to be quick and eventful with many goals even though the maximum length of play for a single match is twelve minutes. PC owners looking for a quick armchair dash across the pitch need look no further. Microprose Soccer is a definite winner.
90
Commodore 64Commodore User
Combines fast arcade style action in what must be the most complete, if not the best football simulation on the 64.
90
Commodore 64Power Play
Darauf habe ich all die Jahre gewartet: Endlich gibt‘s eine spielerisch gelungene Fußball-Simulation mit Liga-Modus. vielen Computer-Gegnern, Weltmeisterschaft und anderen Features. Sensible Software legt mit “Microprose Soccer“ einmal mehr ein erstklassiges und mit viel Hingabe ausgetüfteltes Spiel vor. Nach den enttäuschenden Fußball-Simulationen, die zur Europameisterschaft veröffentlicht wurden, ist Microprose Soccer die Erlösung für alle gefrusteten Fußball-Freaks. Allein für die herrlichen Zeitlupen-Wiederholungen nach jedem Tor haben die Programmierer eine Goldmedaille verdient, Eine Kleinigkeit hat mich allerdings etwas gestört: Die zwei Mannschaften sind bei bestimmten Trikotfarben nur schwer voneinander zu unterscheiden. Trotzdem sollte dieses Programm bei jedem Sportspiel-Freak zu Hause im Regal stehen.
90
Commodore 64Zzap!
The best overhead footy sim we've seen so far. Buy this and Emlyn Hughes and you've got the two best footy games on the 64.
89
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Microprose Soccer is of the highest quality - it's fast action makes it far more playable than other soccer games.
86
Atari STST Action
This re-release, for 7.99, represents excellent value for money. It may be one of the oldest games on the ST, but it's still a classic, and will always hold a revered place in my games collection.
86
AmigaPower Play
Spielerisch gibt‘s an dem Programm nicht viel zu meckern: Beim Hallen- und Stadion-Fußball werden Tempo, Tricks und tolle Tore satt geboten.
85
Atari STPower Play
Die Grafik sieht leicht verbessert aus; der Spielfluß ist aber nicht ganz so rasant wie beim C 64. Trotzdem empfiehlt sich diese Umsetzung als bisher beste Fußball-Simulation für den Atari ST.
82
Commodore 64Commodore Format
Microprose Soccer is a pretty good game. Overall a pleasant pheasant of a game. Load Microprose Soccer and have a laugh.
81
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
Definition is very close to the functional clarity of the Amiga/ST, and in EGA graphics mode, so is the colour. Scrolling is reasonable and music/sound effects are a nice try at getting something decent out of the aurally incompetent PC. Keyboard control is a finger-twister but Soccer is as fun on as on any other computer, and is probably the best PC football game around.
80
Commodore 6464'er
Klar, daß Eckbälle und Einwürfe nicht fehlen. Auf Fouls und Freistöße muß man allerdings verzichten. Mit »Banana-Power Hi» lassen sich ab der Torlinie kuriose Treffer erzielen. Ihr müßt den Ball dazu parallel zur Linie in den Strafraum bringen und rasch den Joystick nach unten drücken. Klappt das Manöver, macht der Ball einen 180-Grad-Bogen und kullert am Torwart vorbei ins Netz.
80
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
Things fall apart on the long-awaited ST version. Thin, colourless sprites lack the character of the C64 originals. They aren't as fleet-footed, and scrolling is slow and jerky. There's a clear ST tone to the tunes and jingles, though they're good copies of Martin Galway's compositions.
80
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
The monochromatic Spectrum sprites (and the Amstrad game is virtually identical) thunder around the pitch in an amusing manner, and although the overhead view takes a while to get used to, control becomes a second nature. The ball sprite works well too, with its shadow indicating height as well as position.
80
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
The monochromatic Spectrum sprites (and the Amstrad game is virtually identical) thunder around the pitch in an amusing manner, and although the overhead view takes a while to get used to, control becomes a second nature. The ball sprite works well too, with its shadow indicating height as well as position.
80
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
The Amiga game, trailing behind the other formats, is not tardy in its presentation, however, and is just as playable as the others. With all its frills 'n' fun, one of the best action football games around.
74
DOSPower Play
Fazit: eine ordentliche Umsetzung. Gute Fußballspiele auf PCs sind ohnehin rar.
68
DOSASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Grafik wurde, entsprechend der hardwaremäßigen Voraussetzungen der PCs, mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail gezeichnet. Und zwar sowohl beim Indoor- als auch beim Outdoor-Soccer Etwas piepsig, doch trotzdem stimmungsvoll fällt der Sound dieser PC-Konvertierung aus. Besondere Beachtung verdient das sehr flüssige Scrolling, das neben EGA-Besitzern selbstverständlich auch CGA-Fans genießen können. Die Steuerung ist exakt und das Gameplay flüssig. Besonders viel Spaß bereitet der Zwei-Spieler-Mode. Insgesamt gesehen also eine spaßige Angelegenheit, die hoffentlich nicht nur mir viele vergnügte Stunden gebracht hat.
68
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Alles in allem ist mit MICROPROSE SOCCER ein Spiel entstanden, das über weite Strecken zu gefallen weiß, bei dem aber auch einige kleinere Mängel nicht zu übersehen sind. äare nicht Hewson/Rack It mit seinem Supercup Football zuvorgekommen, so hätte man MICROPROSE SOCCER sogar bedenkenlos als das zur Zeit beste Fußballspiel bezeichnen können. Nun aber meine ich, daß relativ geringe Qualitätsunterschiede die doch recht deutliche Preisdifferenz nicht rechtfertigen können.
67
AmigaAmiga Format
One of the annoying features of Microprose Soccer is that you can run straight through the man in possession without actually tackling him. To tackle, the fire button has to be pressed. It is not a serious pain, but this and several other factors make it lose out to Kick Off in the ‘best footie game’ stakes. The larger graphics merely reduce the on-screen playing area and do not improve the gameplay at all. The action is much slower as well, losing the adrenalin rush of non-stop action. This is not a bad game, but it just is not as good as Kick Off. It has more features though: the indoor league is of particular interest, and the different types of competition add interest too.
66
AmigaCU Amiga
Where its 8 bit counterpart is super league Microprose Soccer simply fails to make the first division – simply because it is not as good. First impressions are promising with a couple of nice blue digitised stills on the options screen, but once the game is loaded you rapidly realise that the conversion is less than inspired. The major problem is that it is too slow and lacks the playability of Kick Off. You are not going to get excited about this, just steamed up by its limitations. Graphically, there is little difference which is alright, but sound is disappointing. Second best may sound like a good performance, but not in a two horse race.
62
AmigaZzap!
Immediately playable and long lasting in appeal it may be but it doesn’t look at all like an Amiga game with no more than adequate use made of the Amiga’s graphics and sound (arty farty ‘trumpet’ sounds strike again). There’s smooth scrolling with a fast pace to match but other than the digitised pictures there’s nothing to suggest it’s running on one of the most powerful micros around. Give me Kick Off any day.
52
AmigaAmiga Action
I remember thinking how good this was when it was initally released on the C64 all those years back. Today it looks dated and nowhere near as good as Kick Off II.