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Atari 2600 5 1.8
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Combined User Score 5 1.8

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Atari 2600Woodgrain Wonderland (Nov 10, 2017)
I think the reason why fast-action sports like soccer and Ice Hockey work so well on the Atari 2600 is because they play to the console’s strengths where slower, more rule-intensive games like baseball and football do not. I’m just glad that there’s at least one game in the RealSports series that is actually better than its predecessor.
Atari 2600All Game Guide (1998)
If you're looking for a soccer game for the Atari 2600, stick with Pele's Soccer, and give this one a pass.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Aug 08, 1999)
Fortunately, Realsports Soccer plays pretty well. The controls make it easy to steal and pass, and it's definitely more exciting than Pele's Soccer. You still control three players, but now they're spread out across the field and the screen scrolls sideways. Still, this seems like a rather lukewarm effort.
Atari 5200Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Dec 10, 2003)
This game gave me hundreds of hours of fun in the early to mid-eighties. I imagine it plays as well as or better than any other "classic" soccer cart; indeed, the two-player game is more fun than lots of soccer garbage that came out for the NES and SMS. Still, why bother when there are so many superior versions of soccer currently available for the 32-bit systems? Today it's just a nostalgia piece that holds very little play value but lots of fond memories.
Atari 2600TeleMatch (May, 1983)
Mit Soccer macht ATARI der eigenen Fußball-Cassette Pele‘s Soccer Konkurrenz. Wer meint es müsse sich wohl um eine Steigerung handeln, irrt. Soccer wirkt zwar zunächst realistischer (keine abstrakten Symbole, sondern menschenähnliche Spieler mit gleitenden Bewegungen), enttäuscht aber, wenn man mit dem Spielen beginnt. Wenn der Gegenspieler nicht aufpaßt marschiert der ballführende Spieler von der Mittellinie aus ungehindert zum Tor. Das Spielfeld ist zu klein, die Abwehrmöglichkeiten sind zu begrenzt eine fußballähnliche Faszination kann nicht aufkommen.
Atari 2600Tilt (May, 1983)
Bref, le succès de cette cartouche n'est pas garanti, alors que celui de Volley-ball semble pratiquement assuré. Dommage...
Atari 2600neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Jeder der jeweils drei Spielfiguren eines Teams ist nämlich auf linker Flügel, rechter Flügel und Zentrum verteilt und kann sich in nur eben diesem unsichtbaren Kanal bewegen. Zu zweit auf einen Mann gehen? Fehlanzeige! Kluge Pässe spielen? Fehlanzeige! Torhüter? Fehlanzeige! Spielspaß? Fehlanzeige!
Atari 5200The Video Game Critic (Apr 17, 2002)
Controlling each player is also problematic, since they never want to move out of their assigned zone. Like most "old school" sports games, you can run off one side of the screen and onto the other, but you have no control of the goalie, and the ball is constantly going out of bounds. The non-stop "galloping" sound effects would be more appropriate for a horse racing game. You can set the clock for any length, but I'd recommend the mercifully short five minute option.