Magnetic Soccer

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Magnetic Soccer
Magnetic Soccer box art.jpg
Cover art of Magnetic Soccer
Platform(s)Game Boy[1]

Magnetic Soccer is a European-exclusive Game Boy video game that was released in 1992; the concept of the game is based on the board game of tabletop football.


Each team has eight players (one goalkeeper, two attackers/defenders, and three midfielders). When the player moves a row, all of them are moved at once unlike on an actual table soccer set. Rows cannot be moved in an upward or a downward position; only from left to right. Stopping the ball and performing powerful shots is only one aspect of the game. Players can also incapacitate one of the opposing players on a well-timed shot. A tied game results in a penalty shootout.[2]

Three different surfaces are available. Players can practice without a computer opponent and a spectator mode allows newcomers to see two computer-controller opponents face off.[2]


The German computer and video games magazine Power Play gave Magnetic Soccer an overall rating of 57% in their December 1992 review.[2]