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Description

This football game aims for a higher level of realism than most of its contemporaries. The game can be viewed top-down (similar to the Kick Off games) or side-on (similar to Manchester United Europe). Three different passing modes are offered, with the aim of providing precise one-touch passing or the ability for long-range direct through-balls. The match options include 10 skill levels, variable wind, five different pitch conditions, and variable match lengths. You can play league and cup tournaments featuring up to 32 of the game’s teams, which are taken from the top clubs in top European countries.

Screenshots

European Champions Atari ST Replay of a goal
European Champions Atari ST Title screen
European Champions Amiga Options screen. In this game there are many options not seen in any other football game from that time.
European Champions Atari ST Team selection screen

Promo Images

European Champions Magazine Advertisement
European Champions Screenshot
European Champions Screenshot
European Champions Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "World Class Soccer" -- Working title
  • "Retee 2!" -- Italian title
  • "Olympique de Marseille" -- French title
  • "Lothar Matthäus: Die interaktive Fußballsimulation" -- German title
  • "FA Premier League Football" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Tilt Amiga Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1993 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1993 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Dream Amiga Dec, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1993 72 out of 100 72
WIZ DOS Jul, 1994 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
High Score Amiga Jan, 1994 2 out of 5 40
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

English and German version

"European Champions" and "Lothar Matthäus: Die Interaktive Fußballsimulation" are exactly the same games but the latter was promoted by Lothar Matthaus and sold in Germany. There are no differences beside the main title screen and English or German teams selected by default.
Contributed to by Kabushi (211135) and Martin Smith (66869)