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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Zzap! (Jun, 1989)
Presentation is generally well above average, with adequate options screens and an unusual but very effective control method. Loads of skill levels. Uninspiring pitch scrolls well enough, and the small but perfectly formed players rush around with much gusto. The sampled effects are limited, but create a suitable atmosphere. The control system takes some getting used to, and there’s a distinct lack of pazazz. So realistic, so, fun and soooo addictive. Boots all other Amiga football sims over the crossbar. Microprose Soccer watch out!!!
Amiga Format (Aug, 1989)
Anco have really delivered the goods here. Kick Off is the best football game on the Amiga to date and should be in any gamesplayer’s library, whether he or she is a fan of real football or not.
Those who persevere should eventually find their outfield players dribbling dangerously, leaping great heights to head the ball, shooting and passing accurately, stopping the ball dead and performing every trick in the book - and even a few that aren't! Probably the best footie game yet.
The speed of Kick Off is remarkable, beating all before it easily, and with the true concept of ball skills adding a wealth of realism to the game Kick Off the best 16-bit soccer simulator yet.
Your Amiga (Sep, 1989)
There is no competition really. Kick Off may be tricky to get the hang of, but it's a different league to MicroProse Soccer, which isn't much better than any other the other feeble offerings, couldn't-care-less software houses have forced on us. If you want the excitement of Arsenal beating Liverpool in the final seconds of the final match of the season, then look to Anco's Kick Off, the best action football game there's ever been.
Amiga Joker (Nov, 1991)
Endlich gab es ein Game mit Ligamodus, das sich an die real existierenden Fu√ühallregeln hielt (Elfmeter-Option, etc.) und vor allem mit einer durchdachten gl√§nzte: War es bei Soccer-Soft bis dato noch allgemein √ľblich, da√ü der gerade aktive Spieler den Ball am Fu√ü ‚Äěkleben‚Äú hatte, so konnte hier nach Herzenslust gedribbelt, gestoppt, gepa√üt, geschlenzt und geflankt werden. Aber auch sonst stimmte einfach alles: Grafik, Sound, Gameplay, wirklich alles - bis auf die deutsche Anleitung, die war ein Sammelsurium von Stilbl√ľten und √úbersetzungsfehlern! Aber das tat und tut dem Spielspa√ü keinen Abbruch, Kick Off war bald schon eher Lebenseinstellung denn Computerspiel...
Kick Off is one of those games that is certain to top the charts, and it fully deserves to. No-one with the slightest hint of interest in football should be without a copy.
Commodore User (Jul, 1989)
Kick Off proves to be a surprisingly playable and immensely entertaining game. This might not look the greatest thing since Trevor Brooking, and it is nowhere near as perfect, but it sets the standard for other games in the league to follow.
Das Spiel wird durch verschiedene Eckballvarianten und Aufstellungsformationen noch interessanter. Die eine oder andere Fehlentscheidung des Schiedsrichters vollendet die Wirklichkeitsnähe.
Amiga Power (Jul, 1991)
[Budget re-release] Much to my surprise, Kick Off turned out to be superior to its illustrious follow-up (mainly by virtue of it being possible to score now and again), but Hot Shot out-performed its almost non existent reputation considerably. The real distinction is that Kick Off is more like football and Hot-Shot is more like an arcade football game, so bear in mind and make your own decision. (Helpful to me, eh?) In fact, at these prices, it might even be worth getting both of them.
Retro Archives (Feb 25, 2021)
Les amateurs les plus patients du genre seront certainement heureux de lui laisser sa chance, particulièrement à deux, mais les autres gagneront à se diriger directement vers Kick Off 2 ou vers Sensible World of Soccer, plus complets et mieux pensés.

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