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Kenny Dalglish was a hugely successful player for Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland, before becoming the first person to win the English league championship while both playing and managing (for Liverpool in 1985, also winning the FA Cup that year). This was his second licensed game, and is a side-scrolling action game featuring single matches played between a team in red and a team in blue, each of which can be any of 9 skill levels. Matches can be varied between 10 and 90 minutes. The ball is loosely controlled in a manner similar to the Kick off series, although it isn’t possible to pass the ball a short distance, so an element of hitting and hoping comes into play, especially as the ball can’t be curved far. The ball bounces quite heavily, and is very difficult to shoot on target from closer than 30 yards or so.


Kenny Dalglish Soccer Match Atari ST The luridly high bounce of a distant shot - this one goes wide
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Match ZX Spectrum Nice line-art drawing of Kenny there
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Match Atari ST Even the players look bored - the ones who turned up, anyway
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Match Commodore 64 The other team scored, Kenny isn't happy

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Alternate Titles

  • "Soccer Match" -- Energize reissue title

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User Reviews

An insult to Kenny, to the ST, and to football itself Atari ST Martin Smith (66827)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 60 out of 100 60
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1990 32 out of 100 32
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 27 out of 100 27
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1990 2.6 out of 12 22
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 1.8 out of 12 15
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1990 5 out of 100 5


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  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1991 - Biggest Failure in 1990

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