SuperStar Soccer (MSX)

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Much of the design and programming of Superstar Ice Hockey (by many of the same programmers) is revised to provide a six-a-side soccer game. You can control any combination of centre-forward, goalkeeper (on the C64) and manager. For much of the game you are merely the centre-forward as the action unfolds around you - don't be afraid to track back and help out.

The ball sticks closely to a player, who can pass, shoot, head or bicycle-kick it. Goalkeepers are penalised for retaining possession for too long (a rule later adapted for use in real-life football). Match length can be between 6 and 90 minutes, by toggling the speed at which time moves. Fouls are fully implemented.

Single matches can be played in the cassette version, but the disk version adds a full-season structure. 64 English teams are split into 4 divisions of 16, with a season consisting of either 7 or 15 matches.

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SuperStar Soccer MSX Running down the field with the ball.
SuperStar Soccer MSX GOOOOOAL!
SuperStar Soccer MSX It went out of bounds on the sidelines.
SuperStar Soccer MSX Title screen and main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Gary Lineker's SuperStar Soccer" -- UK title
  • "Gary Lineker's Super Star Soccer" -- European MSX/ZX Spectrum in-game title

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airshark (3854) added SuperStar Soccer (MSX) on Nov 17, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63066)