Brutal Sports Football

Critic Score User Score
Amiga CD32
79
...
Jaguar
73
3.2
DOS
...
3.8
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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 DOS Opponent runs for ball,  my player waits with sword. Good tactics. :D
Brutal Sports Football DOS Title screen
Brutal Sports Football DOS Players can carry weapons, shields and power-ups like these bombs.
Brutal Sports Football Amiga CD32 Game over.

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 (63024)
Hilarious and fun futuristic sports game. DOS Neepie Lantern (480)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Amiga Oct, 1993 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 May, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 May, 1994 81 out of 100 81
ST-Computer Jaguar Oct, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 May, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1993 71 out of 100 71
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 10, 2006 B- 67
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 61 out of 100 61
High Score Amiga Jan, 1994 2 out of 5 40

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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^^ (33), Neepie Lantern (480), Martin Smith (63024) and quizzley7 (21165)