Posts Tagged ‘Sensible-Soccer’

Dini And The Wonderkids: A History Of Football Games

By Adam Smith on June 26th, 2014.

Certainly within the rules

FOOTBALL. It’s been on your telly for the last few weeks and it’s staying there for a few weeks more. FOOTBALL. Every supermarket is full of products adorned with the looming faces of men who kick balls for a living. FOOTBALL. It’s only gone and found its way onto RPS as well.

The World Cup comes but once every four years and it’s a time of celebration and eventual heartbreak for many, and numbing ennui for many more. In honour of the tournament so far, which has been refreshingly full of goals and only the occasional nil-nil draw or shoulder-chomp, I’ve written a brief but definitive history of football games.

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Sensible Soccer, Foot-to-ball And Me

By Kieron Gillen on June 11th, 2010.

[This was originally published in a slightly different form over at the Escapist under the title "Sensible Soccer: How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Ball". I'm republishing it under a different title, because that one won't fit into the terribly restrictive page-width of narrow-set RPS. And I'm republishing it because... well, apparently there's some kind of Foot-to-ball battle-cup starting today. Or something. It's about the Amiga giant that was Sensible Soccer, the whole scene and how I can to actually grasp football...]

Football is the world’s greatest sport. It just took Sensible Soccer to make me really realise it.
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Kicking Off

By Kieron Gillen on September 23rd, 2007.

Readers of increasing age will remember – possibly fondly – the Kick Off games. Top down hyper-speed football which everyone played until Sensible released Sensible Soccer (Except for some people who didn’t and carried on claiming it’s the superior game). Its creator Dino Dini has recently been involved in a little internet-fisticuffs over the state of his Wikipedia page, which basically included a revert-war and a fascinating discussion thread. Having had enough of it, Mr Dini decides that the only possible way for him to express his disgust with Wikipedia is in the medium of song.

No, really.

At RPS, we pride ourselves on our ability to have something to say some on any topic to do with games but – for once – we find ourselves without words. Except for – perhaps – “Blimey”.

(Thanks to – er – the Reverend for pointing this out)

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