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Kick Off 98 (Windows)

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Description

Kick Off 98 is an international-team based football game, released to take advantage of the forthcoming 1998 World Cup. Game modes include practice (with several situations available, such as corners, dribbling and free kicks), warm up (a mode where the level of play increases as the player learns to play more effectively), quick start, friendly, cup, world cup, ANCO Challenge (where the player chooses increasingly difficult opponents), network play and a name/appearance editor.

The game was fully localized in several countries, such as Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

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Kick Off 98 Windows A long throw
Kick Off 98 Windows Taking penalties.
Kick Off 98 Windows The famous Bebeto cradle
Kick Off 98 Windows Dribbling practice

Alternate Titles

  • "KO98" -- Short title

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The Press Says

PC Jeux Dec, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Meristation Dec 10, 1997 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 61 out of 100 61
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 1998 56 out of 100 56
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 55 out of 100 55
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1997 46 out of 100 46
PC Joker Jan, 1998 41 out of 100 41
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Localization

While billed as fully localized, the Portuguese version is lacking on that department. A lot of Spanish words are still mixed with Portuguese text, poor name choices for some options and the commentary is poorly edited, with a lot of lines with cropped in the end.
Luis Silva (13294) added Kick Off 98 (Windows) on Jan 20, 2006
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