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Peter Beardsley's International Football

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Commodore 64
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Amstrad CPC
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Atari ST
51
2.4
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Peter Beardsley's International Football Atari ST Loading screen
Peter Beardsley's International Football Amiga Main menu
Peter Beardsley's International Football MSX Loading screen
Peter Beardsley's International Football Atari ST There's barely time for us to breathe

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1988 9 out of 10 90
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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