Peter Beardsley's International Football

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Amstrad CPC
ZX Spectrum
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Licensed around former England player Peter Beardsley, this football (soccer) game is viewed side-on. The only playing option is the European Championship tournament of the day, although you can choose the 8 teams from the 26 major European footballing nations of the time (so the USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia are all still complete). Two players can compete in these groups, but there's no guarantee of getting straight to a 2-player game, especially as tournaments (and individual matches) can't be quit out of.

The gameplay features variable strength kicks, determined by how long you hold the fire button for. In a break with realistic physics, the ball ricochets back in the direction it came from. Goalkeepers stay on the goal-line rather than using the whole penalty box.


Peter Beardsley's International Football Amstrad CPC Loading screen.
Peter Beardsley's International Football ZX Spectrum Kick-off.
Peter Beardsley's International Football Atari ST The red bar indicates building the kick power
Peter Beardsley's International Football MSX The main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Eurostar Soccer" -- German C64 title
  • "EuroSoccer '88" -- German Amiga title

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Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1988 9 out of 10 90
64'er Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 13 out of 15 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1988 7.2 out of 12 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1988 7.2 out of 12 60
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1988 52 out of 100 52
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 52 out of 100 52
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1988 4 out of 10 40
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Aug, 1988 392 out of 1000 39
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 3.5 out of 10 35
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 16 out of 100 16


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