Long before EA even started staging annual FIFA matches, there was Sensible Soccer. And before Sensible Soccer, there was MicroProse Football. It was a popular Commodore 64 title developed by Sensible Software (yes – they are the fame of Sensible Soccer) and released in 1988, although it was initially released as Keith Van Eron’s Pro Soccer.
As part of Ziggurat Games’ mission to bring tons of buried old classics to Steam, It is now available for purchase. The music is awesome, but the graphics are sure to please anyone with a long-standing fondness for the 8-bit home computer era. This seems to be the MS-DOS version because it is run through DOSBox, so it’s definitely not the best version of the game, but it’s still an amazing piece of history.
Here are some picks:
MicroProse Soccer was hugely popular at the time, but Sensible Soccer definitely overdid it before its popularity gradually declined during the late 1990s, giving way to the dominance of FIFA and PES. Can we have the following Actua Soccer, please?