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Description

Similar to Speedball 2, Brutal Sports Football is an ultra-violent sports game. Matches last 7 minutes, and the aim is to get the ball into the goal, kept by a net-minder. The oval ball can be thrown or kicked, this resulting in frequent up-and-under type kicks.

Violence is the pivotal element of gameplay: rather than rare occurrency, punching, stomping, use of weapons, and even decapitations are what the game action is rife with, and key to victory. Bonus and non-bonus items appear on the pitch, such as bombs to throw at opponents, rabbits to speed up the current player, or tortoises which slow him down.

Teams are a total of eleven and consist of seven humans and aliens, some of whom have unique skills. There's a lot of blood and flailing limbs, giving things a gruesomely humorous edge. Victory is achieved not only by scoring more goals than the opponent team but also decapitating all the players of it but one. The player is offered choice among a single match, knockout cup, and leagues to advance trough (for a total of four of them).

Screenshots

Brutal Sports Football Amiga Left field goal (AGA version)
Brutal Sports Football Jaguar Title Screen
Brutal Sports Football Amiga CD32 Game over.
Brutal Sports Football DOS This is where the "Brutal" part comes in.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Crazy Sports Football" -- German title
  • "Crazy Football" -- German PC title
  • "Brutal Sports Series: Football" -- In-game title
  • "Brutal Football" -- European title
  • "Beastball" -- Working title

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User Reviews

21st-century mayhem on a football field. Jaguar Bruce Clarke (72)
A fun variation on computer sports, and worth checking out Amiga Martin Smith (66870)
Hilarious and fun futuristic sports game. DOS Neepie Lantern (535)

Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Jaguar Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Top Secret Amiga Jan, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 May, 1994 81 out of 100 81
CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1994 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 10, 2006 B- 67
Mega Fun Jaguar Sep, 1994 55 out of 100 55
Score DOS May, 1994 25 out of 100 25

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Trivia

Cancelled versions

Both a Genesis and SNES version were in development but were ultimately cancelled. However, the Genesis version was actually reviewed in the December 1993 edition of GamePro; it was given a 2.5 out of 5.
Contributed to by ^^Snoop^^ (45), Neepie Lantern (535), Martin Smith (66870) and quizzley7 (21720)