Retro Soccer Games

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Gabe » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:04 am

psj3809 wrote:Yep loved Match Day II !

I must admit my favourite was Player Manager on the Amiga. Dino Dino created it, basically Kick off but with a bit of 'managerial' simulation to it as you could buy new players, play in cups/leagues, players would age etc. As long as you kept your 'player manager' playing you could play the games. The second you retired him it turned into a sim only game. I remember as a kid playing this game to death, our player manager was about 64 years old in the game, could hardly move but we had to keep him playing so we could play the games ourselves. Epic game back then.
Not true - when you retired you had to play a season as manager only, but could then come back as a player after that.

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:08 am

Budly Moore wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Never seen this one before, but it looks fun, loving the sound effects:
Mexico '86
The original was called Kick N Run, it was a 4 player cab with foot pedals for shooting, Mexico 86 was the bootleg version the fairs had. Its a shame it was never converted to any home consoles (except the Famicom Disk System) ... its one of the best games ever.

Hit the post and your rewarded with the best 'hit the post' sound effect of all time.
Interesting, cheers for that - probably explains why my Mexico 86 ROM wouldn't work :oops:
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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Treguard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:33 am

On a completely un-2D related note, did anyone ever play Graeme Souness Vector Soccer for the Amiga? I got it in one of those 3 for a fiver offers they had at Microbyte back in the day. Only ever played it once. I might have won. I don't know. I could not understand what the hell was going on as players made from spheres and cones trundled about tracked by the worlds slowest camera. I'm not even sure if there were more than 2 players on each side. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be a game or some art students project on the works of Kandinsky. It's possibly the most confusing thing I've ever played.

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:28 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Never seen this one before, but it looks fun, loving the sound effects:
Mexico '86
I want those sound effects the football makes in Fifa 13.

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by snesfanboy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:26 am

i have played many soccer games in the 16-bit period, best of them all for me is the original International Superstar Soccer on the SNES, which was simply amazing to me, fast, easy to learn and control and it looked quite realistically too, with the commentator shouting an amazing "GOAAALLLL" every time i scored

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by SpecChum81 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:19 am

I'm not a Football fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I did always enjoy playing Kick Off and Striker!
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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Reelmaster73 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:14 am

microprose soccer and elevenasides indoor soccer are what I've played for years on my c64 even though I'm not a soccer fan
just love the looks of microprose

on the same disc I have world cup cricket, another one of my favourite sports games for the system

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Lord Innit » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:15 am

Subbuteo on the amiga was quite fun once you got used to the controls. With todays touch screens I would have thought this game would translate reasonably well.

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Lettuce » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:26 am

World Cup Striker (SNES)
Adidas Power Soccer (PS1)

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by storm_maker » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:27 am

What were the best football games on NES? I remember the one with the toad-faced people in it, but that wasn't very serious, I've also played Hyper Soccer, which was kinda' alright but flickery as hell and not very polished, with dodgy collision detection and annoying AI, I think they made a mess of the Kick Off port if I recall correctly.

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:00 am

Ive always had a soft spot for World League Soccer 98 on the PS1. Whist not a patch on Pro Evo, It plays quite a good game of football and its quite a challenge to get the best out of it. Only downside is that Ray Wilkins does the co-comentary!!
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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by thebear » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:18 am

Carlos Tevez Soccer is great

Ugly as hell, great when it works, but you don't get to play it too often and it costs a load of money on ebay and as West Ham found out you can get in trouble when importing one
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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:25 am

Doesn't want to move when you try and pick it up off the shelf though!

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Wookiee » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:42 am

I have hazy memory of a football....almost RPGish game on the Megadrive, clueless as to the name though sorry

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Re: Retro Soccer Games

Post by Jonboy1977 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:55 am

I love old school soccer games.

Hattrick Hero s for the saturn, gets crazy at times with streakers and animals running on to the pitch.

You can also get it on the SNES hat trick hero 2, or you could get Taito legends 2for various machines that has this great version on it. its called football champ, but thats jus another name for hattrick heo ... re=related

Best ones are ISS as people have mentioned, Sega Soccer Slam is decent. and of course the soccer sidekicks games. Sidekicks 3 is on SNK classics collection volume 1 for several machines.

I also love this, its goal goal goal on arcade or neo geo

And, this, if noone has mentioned it I am truly surprised, the great Soccer Brawl

If you like character based soccer games, then Megaman/Rockman soccer for the Snes is good.

I also love this

and this, pleasure goal

And you wanr crazy, if you only watch one of the videos, watch this, Hyper shot.

There are so many, but my personal fave is ISS 64 for the N64.

Me and a few friends actuall get together now and then to sit around, drink beer and order pizza and play all these football games. Brilliant fun.
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