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DescriptionOn The Ball is a soccer manager simulation that differentiates itself from the others by its novel emphasis on the psychological aspects of the game. The game gives you, as team manager, full control over not just the strategies but even on what kind of "pep talk" you can give during half-time and PR moves to enhance public perception. Choose the host country, and lead your team from Qualification to World Cup in World Cup Edition and lead your English team to win the championship in League Edition. One of the unique options of the game is possibility to play up to 4 players in turns on one machine.
- "On the Ball: League Edition" -- English Amiga title
- "Carton Rouge: League Edition" -- French title
- "Anstoss" -- German / digital title
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|Amiga Joker||Nov, 1993||91 out of 100||91|
|Amiga Games||Nov, 1993||91 out of 100||91|
|Play Time||Dec, 1993||88 out of 100||88|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Dec, 1993||10 out of 12||83|
|Secret Service / New S Service||Mar, 1995||250 out of 300||83|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Feb, 1994||10 out of 12||83|
|Score||Nov, 1994||80 out of 100||80|
|Power Play||Jan, 1994||80 out of 100||80|
|Joystick (French)||Mar, 1995||80 out of 100||80|
|High Score||Oct, 1994||3 out of 5||60|
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BugsThe first releases of this game were so bug-pested that there were more bugs than *working* features. Most subsequent Anstoss games were released in the same state.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1994 – #2 Best Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
- Issue 02/1994 – Best Sports Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #56 and #79 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
Related Web Sites
- Anstoss Freak (German Fansite, covering all parts of the "Anstoss" series.)
Indra was here (20867) added On the Ball (Amiga) on May 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2275)
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