Microprose Soccer Tecmo World Cup '93
Sensible Software, The C64's shoot ‘em up kings unexpectedly transitioned to sporting kings, with Microprose Soccer laying the foundations for them to dominate the football video game world. It's a really fast-moving kickabout in the vein of arcade legend Tehkan World Cup, but with plenty of its creators' signature personality. With tournaments, choice of indoor (American) or outdoor matches and superb presentation, this precursor to Sensible Soccer is a real championship contender. Unfortunately, it's edged out in a thriller as Tecmo's side view sensation sneaks the win.
Gasps from the crowd as the both Sensible titles bow out of the competition! It was a closerun fight, but Tecmo's arcade know-how sees them edge it. What a final that sets up!