Soccer + Shoot Out © 1985 Astrocade Inc.
A soccer game for 1 to 4 players.
In Shoot Out only 1 soccer player is controlled by each player. Players take turns in kicking the ball at the opponent's goal. The amount of shots is determined before the game starts. One can play against a friend or a computer opponent.
Game ID: 3007
Two versions of this exist. The first was the true Astrocade prototype that Clyde Perkins had in early 1983. It was sold in 1985 because Mike White didn't know a better one existed. The other version was finished by an unknown third party to include more menu options for customizing game play. These were sold through ABC Hobbycraft until 1986. When Mike White was shown this version, he began supplying the finished version on cartridge instead. He offers a free exchange, but holders of the unfinished version may now have a valuable rare item! (Less than twenty sold).
The game was first shown at CES in June 1982 as Soccer/Dribbling set to be released in the fall of the same year by Astrocade Inc. The game was licensed from Italian company Model Racing and based on their arcade game Dribbling. 'Dribbling' was dropped from the name in ads after 1982, and 'Shoot Out' appears in the menu.
The game was already announced in ads in 1981, planned to be released as part of the sports series.
Written by: Bill Adams