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Monk - 17/12/2020
Might be better to talk about the actual, you know, GAME, in the comment section.

This little gem is actually amazingly playable football game. I don't usually care for sports, or sports games, but these cute, old games have a special place in my heart.

The surprising thing about this football game, is that it's actually really playable, very well done, and so incredibly cute as well. I love how 'alive' the ball is, the sound effects are perfect, the little players are nicely animated, and gameplay just flows perfectly.

This might even be better than my other old favorite, 'Commodore Soccer' (or 'International Soccer'), with bigger, but chunkier players.

I love both, but after playing both of these on real computers (Atari 800XL and Commodore 64 C), I actually came to the realization that I like Realsports Soccer a bit more. Could be because it looks smoother and more realistic when you score a goal, you feel a bit more in control, there's more play area because the players are smaller, so tactics are more interesting, and so on.

The only little nitpick I can muster up is the lack of audience and proper audience reaction that you get from the C64 game, but other than that, this Atari game is a brilliant gem that belongs to the list of anyone's top ten football games, if they have any sanity left.

Recommended very highly, even if you don't like football or sports games normally. Oh, and this game has a very thick and inspiring atmosphere as well (hardest thing to explain).
Jason p. - 06/05/2018
I just picked up a prototype cart of this title and will be in the works of getting some screen shots and a bin file for the site.
Andreas Koch - 02/03/2008
Well,
looks like Homesoft has a copy of Atari Soccer (a soccer game with a huge Atari logo at the start screen, think this is Atari soccer)... or at least a conversion from the 5200... -Andreas Koch.

Screenshots

RealSports Soccer atari screenshot
RealSports Soccer atari screenshot
RealSports Soccer atari screenshot

Information

GenreSports - SoccerYear1983
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherAtari
ControlsJoystickDeveloperAtari
Players1, 1 vs. 2, DemoCountryUSA
Programmer(s)

Seghers, John

LicensePrototype
Graphic Artist(s)

Murphy, Alan

Medium Cartridge
Sound

[n/a]

Rarity
Cover Artist(s)[n/a]SerialRX8028
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Additional Comments

Many thanks to Zarxx for dumping this program!

This version features a "clean" title screen with proper copyright information and no "TWO PLAYESR" typo in the options.

Missing original cartridge image!
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