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Sensible Soccer: European Champions: 92/93 Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
Acorn 32-bit
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Game Gear
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1.6
Amiga CD32
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3.2
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Description

With the original Sensible Soccer having sold hugely, this updated version was released some months later (and then used as the basis for the later console versions). The teams are updated, with the sides present in the 92-93 European tournaments included, and the player names updated to take transfers into account.

The game was tidied up and changed in a number of areas. The most significant change is the addition of red and yellow cards for discipline (2 yellow card offenses or one ‘professional foul’ (denying your opponent a clear goal-scoring opportunity) results in that player being sent off). The goalkeepers have been improved in skill, and the 1994 World Cup Qualifying tournament was added.

Screenshots

Sensible Soccer: European Champions: 92/93 Edition Game Gear Main menu
Sensible Soccer: European Champions: 92/93 Edition SEGA CD Pre-game FMV with the Rose Bowl
Sensible Soccer: European Champions: 92/93 Edition SEGA Master System Free kick
Sensible Soccer: European Champions: 92/93 Edition SEGA Master System Beginning a Euro Super League

Alternate Titles

  • "Sensible Soccer v1.1" -- Amiga/CD32/Atari ST/DOS In-game Title
  • "Sensible Soccer" -- Console Title

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User Reviews

Addictive and ultra-playable; a classic. DOS Ola Nymo Trulsen (59)
Not realistic but that's because it's so much fun! DOS IJan (1910)
One flaw ruins this port. DOS seymour butz (21)

The Press Says

ST Action Atari ST Feb, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Joypad SEGA Master System Jan, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Dream Amiga CD32 Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jun, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1993 4 out of 5 80
High Score Genesis Apr 16, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Megablast SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Dec, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
GameSpot J2ME Nov 24, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67

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Trivia

Upgrade offer

According to the German gaming magazine Power Play (issue 02/1993), owners of the Amiga and Atari ST versions of the predecessor Sensible Soccer: European Champions could upgrade their game to this new version. They simply had to send in their old game plus a upgrade fee. According to their issue 08/1993, this offer was only available inside the UK.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #10 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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