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Retro Football: 35 Years Of Soccer Computer Games Charted In One Brilliant Video

By Chris Wright

What we have here is one of them there video compendiums of just about every single football computer game made in the last 35 years; from 1978’s imaginatively titled ‘Football’ on the Atari right the way through to FIFA 13, passing through classics like Sensi, John Barnes European Football and Peter Shilton’s Handball Maradona on the way.

Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a place on the list for Gazza’s Super Soccer (which switched the view from landscape to portrait as you ran up the pitch, meaning you just ran straight out for a throw-in every time!) and a true classic of the genre, Chris Kamara’s Street Soccer, which we distinctly remember buying from the bargain bin at a motorway service station.

Anyway, aside from the euphoric wave of nostalgia, the video is worth watching for the 16-bit MIDI take on the ‘Match of the Day’ theme tune @2:35 alone…


(Mucho thanks to Pies fan David J for the tip-off!)

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By Chris on February 15th, 2013 in Featured, Newsnow, Retro, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Retro Football: 35 Years Of Soccer Computer Games Charted In One Brilliant Video”

  1. C says:

    Anyone remember/know of the very old text based dos/win95 game called “England soccer manager”? I think it was made by an aussie…
    I loved that game as a kid, I’d really like to give it another go. I’ve tried google a few times, but I always strike out. Any helpful soul out there who know what im ranting about, and has a working link?

  2. Al says:

    the rewinding for the replays on microprose soccer was a piece of timeless art.
    Anyone remeber tracksuit manager, it was a pre-cursor to Championship manager, loved it but can’t even remember which console it was on, Commodore 64 I think

  3. Jarren says:

    @Al: Yeah, that rings a bell. Didn’t it have Graham Taylor’s face on the box?

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