Kick Off 2

DOS game, 1990

Genre:
Sports
Year:
1990
Developer:
Anco Software
Publisher:
Anco Software
Perspective:
Top-down
Theme:
Soccer / Football

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The game is known for its top-down view of the football pitch, allowing players to see a large part of the field at once. This perspective was crucial for planning strategies and orchestrating plays. Kick Off 2 was celebrated for its realistic ball physics, a significant advancement from the more static ball movements seen in earlier football games. The ball in Kick Off 2 behaves more like a real football, requiring players to master dribbling, passing, and shooting with greater precision and skill. …read more

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The game is known for its top-down view of the football pitch, allowing players to see a large part of the field at once. This perspective was crucial for planning strategies and orchestrating plays. Kick Off 2 was celebrated for its realistic ball physics, a significant advancement from the more static ball movements seen in earlier football games. The ball in Kick Off 2 behaves more like a real football, requiring players to master dribbling, passing, and shooting with greater precision and skill.

Unlike many football games of its era, which were more focused on team management and tactics, Kick Off 2 puts the player directly in control of the footballers on the pitch. This direct control made the game more challenging but also more rewarding, as players could execute intricate plays and maneuvers with practice.

The game offers a variety of modes, including friendly matches, cup competitions, and league play, providing players with numerous ways to enjoy the game. Additionally, Kick Off 2 includes a practice mode, which is particularly useful for new players to get accustomed to the game's mechanics and controls.

However, the high level of difficulty and the need for precise control could be challenging for some players. The game required quick reflexes and accurate timing, and mastering the gameplay took practice and dedication.

For fans of the sport and retro gaming enthusiasts, Kick Off 2 offers a nostalgic and skillfully crafted football experience.

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