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International Soccer is an arcade action soccer game. No league or cup tournaments available, only friendly matches (2 halves at 200 seconds) against a human opponent or the AI (9 levels of difficulty are offered). Corner kicks and throw-ins exists, but you can't play foul - so no yellow or red cards required. The game is played with the joystick; with your joystick you control the player of your team (7 against 7) next to the ball (your teammates will be controlled by the AI). Push the fire button to pass or shot, you can move to all eight directions.

You only see about a quarter of the playing area on screen which automatically scrolls to the left or right. If the ball comes near to your own goal, you get automatically control over your goal keeper - hopefully you can do a brilliant save: after a save the goal keeper needs some time to get back into action, be fast enough to help him with your fielders.


International Soccer Commodore 64 And the game begins
International Soccer Commodore 64 Title screen and credits
International Soccer Commodore 64 The players take the field
International Soccer Commodore 64 At the half time, the players leave the field

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Alternate Titles

  • "Voetbal 64" -- Dutch title
  • "International Football" -- Back cover title
  • "Cup Final" -- Swedish title

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Critic Reviews

Micro 7 Jun, 1984 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Pixel Jul, 1984 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1990 900 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1984 36 out of 40 90
Commodore User Jan, 1984 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Play Feb, 1988 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Info Mar, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Commodore Mar, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Dec, 1984 B 75


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  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Sports Simulations (editorial staff choice)
  • Commodore Format
    • March 1991 (Issue 6) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Zzap!
    • Issue 01/1985- #4 It's the Zzap!64 top 64!

formercontrib (159355) added International Soccer (Commodore 64) on Dec 12, 2008