Kick Off (Amiga)

Game

Kick Off is a football (soccer) game designed by Dino Dini and developed by Anco Software in 1989 for the Amiga, Commodore 64, and several other platforms.

Year1989
GenreSports
Rating4.5 (4.5)10
PublisherAnco Software
DeveloperAnco Software
Updated12 April 2017
TAGSsoccer football top-down bird view

Game Review

Kick Off is a football (soccer) game designed by Dino Dini and developed by Anco Software in 1989 for the Amiga, Commodore 64, and several other platforms. This particular football game was the first of its kind to use a top-down view of the game field. It was also the first to show the ball as rolling in front of the player as it should be. The game went on to have around eight sequels and remakes total, making it a full-fledged franchise.

Kick Off was one of the first football games where knowing how to control the ball was a must. There is a practice mode that allows you to learn the technique before applying it to an actual game. You can practice moves like passing and sliding tackles until you are a master. When taking on actual teams you will have to change up your strategy and players to claim victory. The game also features penalty cards, injuries, different referees, and other elements that add to the realism and difficulty.

Kick Off enjoyed a commercial success and won several awards including Game of the Year. Football fans will get a kick out of this retro gem.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 18 April 2017, 1:12 pm



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