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Soccer (Atari 8-bit)

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Soccer is an simulation of the sport with the same name. In comparison to many other simulations of its time, it keeps all 22 players. There are, however, important differences to the real game: the goalkeeper has no additional functions compared to the field players and there are no half-time or fouls.

If the player controls the athlete with the ball, he uses the fire button to shoot in the direction the athlete walks to. In the field this can be used to pass to another player. When not in ball possession, pressing the fire button changes the controlled athlete to the one who is most near to the ball (unless he is already controlled by a human player on the same team; then the second-nearest is used).

Available options are number of human players, three match times (10, 45 or 90 minutes) and four difficulty levels.


Soccer Atari 8-bit The main menu
Soccer Atari 8-bit Title screen
Soccer Atari 8-bit Guard the goal!
Soccer Atari 8-bit Starting the game

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Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Nov, 1983 1 out of 6 100
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Mar, 1984 2.5 out of 4 62
Happy Computer 1987 54 out of 100 54
Micro 7 Jun, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1982 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Feb, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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  • TeleMatch
    • Issue 04/1984 – #3 Computer Game of the Year 1983 (Readers' Vote)

Patrick Bregger (230514) added Soccer (Atari 8-bit) on Sep 29, 2011