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Kick Off

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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4.5
Amstrad CPC
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Description

Kick Off was the first football game of its kind, having a top down view and unlike other football games of that time the ball was not glued to the feet of the players. Playing Kick Off requires skills in boll control. There is an option to learn these skills without being harassed by the opposition. The set pieces like corner kicks, passing, sliding tackles and dribbling can be practiced to perfection. Each player on the pitch has a unique combination of 4 attributes, namely Pace, Stamina, Accuracy and Aggression. As you progress you will need to adapt to to different types of players. You can play in a league consisting of 8 teams. The teams in the league are on the whole evenly matched but have different styles of play with players attribute to match that style. There is 12 different referees in the game.

Screenshots

Kick Off ZX Spectrum Main Menu
Kick Off Amstrad CPC He scores! You can almost see how happy he is.
Kick Off Amiga Foul!
Kick Off ZX Spectrum Result

Alternate Titles

  • "Franco Baresi World Cup Kick Off" -- Italian title

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The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1989 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joystick (French) NES Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 57 out of 100 57
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 37 out of 100 37
Mean Machines NES Apr, 1992 36 out of 100 36
Retro Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 2004 34 out of 100 34

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Trivia

Awards

  • EMAP
    • Golden Joystick Rewards 1990: Winner Game of the Year.
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Phil King)

Contributed to by Kabushi (122912)