Pelé's Soccer

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Pelé's Soccer
Pelé's Soccer
Cover art
Developer(s) Sears, Roebuck, and Co.[1]
Publisher(s) Atari, Inc.[2]
Platform(s) Atari 2600[2]
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Arcade football/soccer[2]
Mode(s) Single-player

Pelé's Soccer is an Atari 2600 game based on the famous football (soccer) player Pelé, and published in 1980.

It features basic graphics, realistic (for that time) ball-handing and goal-keeping techniques using the Atari joystick. Each team has one forward, two defenders, and a goalkeeper on the field at all times.[1] The player's goalkeeper is always controlled by the computer unless they save a shot.[1] Each game consists of two halves of various time lengths (depending on the game settings being used).[1] All the forwards and backs run in their proper formation.[1] There are 54 different game variations (27 single-player and 27 multiplayer) that allow for different speeds, game lengths, and goal sizes.[3]


Allgame gave this video game a rating of 3.5 stars out of a possible 5.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Basic game overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Game information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Advanced game overview/rating of ''Pelé's Soccer". allgame. Retrieved 2011-05-16.