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International Soccer Challenge is loosely a sequel to MicroProse Soccer and it has many similarities to the original, including the way the ball sticks to your player's foot. The major difference is the visual perspective, which is in pure 3D, viewed just behind the ball as you move up the pitch, with full polygons and some shading. You have a radar on screen to allow you to see where your team-mates are, which reduces the disadvantage of not being able to look behind you.

Two tournaments are featured - a superleague and a recreated World Cup, as well as practice modes. By moving the joystick as you shoot, you can adjust the direction and height of a pass or shot, allowing for a wide range of moves.


International Soccer Challenge Atari ST Menu
International Soccer Challenge Atari ST Long pass to the striker - hopefully he scores
International Soccer Challenge Atari ST Taking the french team for this "super league"
International Soccer Challenge Atari ST Watching the small ball at the opposite box waiting for the game to zoom in.

Promo Images

International Soccer Challenge Magazine Advertisement Page 70

Alternate Titles

  • "Internationale Soccer Herausforderung" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Nov, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Nov, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1990 705 out of 1000 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 5.8 out of 12 48
Power Play Oct, 1990 42 out of 100 42


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  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

Martin Smith (66833) added International Soccer Challenge (Atari ST) on Feb 13, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66833) and Terok Nor (27763)