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Platform: Commodore 64

Region: Other

Publishers(s): Anirog Software

ReleaseDate: 1985-04-07

Players: 2

Co-op: No

Five-A-Side Football

Five A Side simulates small-squad indoor soccer action. You may play head-to-head, or against the CPU. The game is two five-minute halves (cannot be changed) between a blue squad and a yellow/red squad (which, the Anirog version tells us, may be the "Dynamos" and the "Rangers.") Rules enforcement is pretty light--no offsides, no fouls for contact with the goalie, etc. Drone AI can be pretty lamentable--your striker will sometimes simply run away from the play, leaving you all alone. Strategic World Cup-grade action, this is not. Fouls can be earned for really egregious tripping fouls (typically tackling a player away from the ball will do it, but you can get rung up while playing the ball as well). A minor foul results in a kickoff by the aggrieved team. It is even possible to start a fight after a foul--a quick punching fest on the pitch. Fighting results in a penalty kick for both teams.

ESRB Rating: Not Rated

Genre(s): Sports

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