Exciting Soccer

The Arcade Video Game by Alpha Denshi Co., Ltd.

Exciting Soccer screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Exciting Soccer © 1983 Alpha Denshi.

Exciting Soccer is an association football game which includes penalty shootout if the game ends in a tie. If you win the game you move on to the next level, each time the opponent gets harder to beat. When you start playing you can choose one of 6 teams: Italy, England, Brazil, West Germany, Austria, or France. The sequel Exciting Soccer II was released in 1984 with Japan replacing Austria and new music, but identical gameplay.

The game allows for one or two players to play and has a control scheme where they can tackle, shoot, short pass, and long pass. Exciting Soccer had realistic touches for the time: corner kicks, throw-ins, penalty shots, and cheerleaders, as well as digitized voices and an influential overhead view.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4.123456 Mhz), ALPHA-8301 (@ 500 Khz)
Sound Chips : (4x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz), (2x) DAC

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Exciting Soccer was released in October 1983 in Japan.

A Japanese bootleg of this game was released in 1984.

Exciting Soccer music is a copy of an instrumental rock and roll ('Tequila', as played by The Champs).

Terenzio Carraro holds the official record for this game with 503,610 points.


In the Japanese bootleg :
• The Italian team is replaced by the Japanese Team.
• The music are different.
• The title screen says : 'planned by Shinzi' and 'programmed by Kazutomi'.


1. Exciting Soccer (1983)
2. Exciting Soccer II (1985)

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