|Release date(s)||Commodore 64
Commodore 64 GS
|Mode(s)||One or two player|
International Soccer, also known as Cup Final, is a 1983 video game.
International Soccer is a soccer videogame for Commodore 64. It can be played by two players or one player against an AI opponent. Each team can select one of a number of colored shirts, and the AI opponent is graded into 9 different difficulty levels. The game itself is a relatively simple game of football - there is no offside rule and no possibility to foul opponents.
Each game is divided into two 200-second halves. There are no overtimes or shootouts. There are also six colors a person can chose from for play: red, yellow, blue, grey, white, and orange. The winning team is presented a gold trophy after the game by a girl in a blue dress and red ball in her hand.
Normally, the game is shown on color, but the game also has a grayscale mode that is more suited for black-and-white television sets.
International Soccer was well received, gaining a Certificate of Merit in the category of "1984 Best Computer Sports Game" at the 5th annual Arkie Awards.:28 InfoWorld described International Soccer as a "minimasterpiece" and "surprisingly good, considering it's published by Commodore", praising gameplay and especially its animation. Ahoy! wrote that International Soccer "is a pure action game, but, oh, what action!", praising the graphics and gameplay.
- Kunkel, Bill; Katz, Arnie (February 1984). "Arcade Alley: The 1984 Arcade Awards, Part II". Video (Reese Communications) 7 (11): 28–29. ISSN 0147-8907.
- Mace, Scott (1984-04-09). "Atarisoft vs. Commodore". InfoWorld. p. 50. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- Kunkel, Bill; Katz, Arnie (January 1986). "Calling Computer Coaches / Team Sports Simulations for the Commodore 64". Ahoy!. pp. 47–50. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- International Soccer[dead link] at homepages.tesco.net/~parsonsp
- International Soccer at MobyGames
- Video of the game
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