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Kick Off

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
3.4
Atari ST
83
4.5
Amiga
85
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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 Atari 8-bit Title Screen
Kick Off ZX Spectrum The League
Kick Off Amiga Main Menu
Kick Off Amstrad CPC Result

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1989 9 out of 10 90
The One Atari ST Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 821 out of 1000 82
Retro Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 2004 34 out of 100 34
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Apr, 1992 4 out of 12 33

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Trivia

Awards

  • EMAP
    • Golden Joystick Rewards 1990: Winner Game of the Year.
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Phil King)

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