It’s really quite a silly game, when you think about it, isn’t it? Soccer, I mean, Kicking a hollow cow around and trying to get it between two sticks seems to appeal to an awful lot of us, though, so MicroProse’s latest simulation might well be very popular. We all know what football’s about, so no point explaining that, but MicroProse Soccer has lots of interesting features which make it addictive and playable, even to boring and unfootbally people like me!
The first, and most important, is that you don’t have to wear studded cow skin thingies on your feet (oooooer!) and there’s no hollow cow to kick around.
Then, of course, there’s the indoor soccer option allowing you to choose between a six-a-side indoor league or championship or an outdoor game. The latter includes a brilliant rain feature (watch them players sliiide!).
Then there’s the banana shot feature. This lets players kick the ball in a terrific curly manner. And to round off there are the World Cup and All Star Tournament competitions, not to mention the two-player modes.
In short, MicroProse Soccer is an excellent simulation of a game which I had previously found quite boring. The graphics are superb, instructions comprehensive, and gameplay and addictivity are brilliant.