Kick Off (NES)

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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.

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Kick Off NES Dangerous situation!
Kick Off NES Selecting a team.
Kick Off NES Language menu
Kick Off NES Euro cup

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Apr, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Mean Machines Apr, 1992 36 out of 100 36
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 4 out of 12 33

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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)

Kabushi (136947) added Kick Off (NES) on Oct 06, 2004
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