Posts Tagged ‘Sensible World of Soccer’

Have You Played… Sensible World Of Soccer?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Sensible World of Soccer was my favourite game when I was a kid. It was probably an unhealthy obsession, given that I poured hours into it every day for weeks, months, years and bored the shin guards off everyone around me.

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How To Make Sensible Soccer Interesting Again

Sensible Soccer was my favourite game when I was a kid. I still own an old Sensible World of Soccer Amiga disk, which I keep as a memento of childhood like a favoured cuddly toy. But I have no interest in playing that game, anymore. If I did, I could play the 2007 XBLA release, and if I wanted an indie attempt to recreate the experience I could play Natural Soccer, Active Soccer 2, Super Soccer Champs, Kopanito All-Stars Soccer, Super Arcade Football or a dozen others.

So let’s try to come up with something more interesting. Let’s come up with some tenets for redesigning Sensible Soccer.

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Sociable Soccer Cancels Kickstarter, But Is Still Coming

Retro revival Kickstarters are interesting ways to find out quite how much people want an old game or genre to return, and how much they miss being young. Remember Sensible Soccer, yeah? On the Amiga, yeah? Your mate Steve would come round after school and you’d play Man U vs. Tottenham and drink blue raspberry Panda Pops and eat Jammie Wagon Wheels? What’s Steve up to nowadays, I wonder? Must be years…

Nostalgia for Sensible Soccer apparently was not strong enough, as designer Jon Hare has cancelled the crowdfunding campaign for his modern follow-up Sociable Soccer. But development’s continuing and publishers are interested in picking it up, he says.

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