RealSports Soccer [Model CX2667]

Atari 2600 cart. published 40 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Listed in MAME

RealSports Soccer [Model CX2667] screenshot

RealSports Soccer © 1983 Atari, Incorporated.

Soccer players, get ready! With three players on your team, your objective is to bluff, pass, and outmaneuver your opponents to score the most points before the clock runs out. You score one point for each goal. Play against the computer, or play against a friend.

At the start of the game, the ball is placed at the center of the halfway line. Blue fielders are on the left side of the line. Red fielders are on the right. Either team can take possession of the ball. Fielders are assigned to one of three lanes in the playing field and must dribble the ball within their lane or pass to another fielder.

Each player controls one fielder at a time. The computer controls the rest of the team. As the offense, you control the player with the ball. As the defense, you can switch control from one player to another by pressing the button on your Joystick controller.

You can use the wraparound feature in RealSports Soccer to run your player off one side of the screen to have him reappear on the other side of the screen. When using this feature, the controlled player must not be in possession of the ball. A controlled player can run off either side of the screen, but cannot run off the end of the field.

Only your controlled player can score a goal. But watch out! If the ball doesn't go all the way into the goal, a defensive player can still block the goal and take control of the ball. If the ball does go in, you'll hear the shriek of the referee's whistle. You score 1 point, the clock stops, and the ball is turned over to the other team for the kick-off.

The referee's whistle sounds off at three different times throughout the game: at kick-off, after goals, and at the end of the game. Game play lasts for 5 minutes or 9 minutes, depending on the game you choose.


Model CX2667


* RealSports Soccer is full of surprises. Your only limitation is time! Try moving the ball from foot-to-foot, or reversing your direction unexpectedly. BLUFFING your opponent is a good way to distract him while you pass the ball to another teammate.

* Passing is essential since a defensive fielder can always outrun the player with the ball. The easiest way to improve your passing is to practice in 2-player games without another player. This way, you won't have to worry about interceptions.

* Defend your goal! Remember your controlled player's feet must touch the ball in order to block a goal.

* In defensive play, you can usually outrun your opponent. Just stay in front, and you're sure to win! And don't forget to practice intercepting and stealing the ball--then pass it to a teammate!


Programmer: Michael Sierchio


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