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|Developer / Publisher||Sensible Software|
|Media||1 x |
|Sensible World Of Soccer is a highly popular football game from the early 90s that still retains the renown of being one of the most addictive and playable sports games ever existed on the gaming industry! It was developed in 1992 by Sensible Software and was initially released for the Amiga and Atari ST home computers. The Sensible Soccer series were also released for the DOS, SNES, Game Boy, Mega Drive / Genesis, Atari Jaguar, Sega CD, Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System, Acorn Archimedes and the Microsoft XBOX!|
STORY / GAMEPLAY
Sensible Soccer is a football game, so there's no actual story here. The aim is to choose your favorite team and win all the matches until you become the champion. Sensible Soccer offers a bunch of editable National, Club or custom teams and its gameplay is based on a relatively simple and user-friendly control scheme. A trademark of this game is its visuals, consisted of tiny and funny looking players and a perspective that allows the player to see a relative large area of the field, giving the game a great arcade feeling! The International Edition (reviewed here) is a slightly improved version of the original and includes some slight gameplay adjustments, a World Cup tournament and on-screen referees as well (!) This particular version was released alongside with the 1994 World Cup game.
The gameplay is great fun (and funny at the same time), while the controls are accurate (though some practice is needed to learn them). Of note: Worldwide, Sensible Soccer is among the "most played" games in the gaming industry as Sensible Software created once more a true masterpiece (as they did with their Cannon Fodder series). No matter the version, Sensible Soccer is surely a great, an addictive and a very entertaining game, especially when is played like a "tournament among friends".
GRAPHICS / SOUND Sensible Soccer is played from a zoomed-out "bird's eye" perspective (much like the renowned Kick Off series with the only difference spotted on the height of the camera). The game's visuals (though tiny) look fantastic and they have a humorous style combined with some incredibly smooth and fast action! Actually, the whole "tiny looking package" and the awesome gameplay are the reasons that made this game so popular! The sound is equally great and features a cool variety of football, sampled sound effects plus some nice music tunes at the game menus.
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|CPU: The main processor is called "Jaguar" and it is based on a RISC 3000 MIPS. Co-Processor: MC68000 at 13,3MHz used as a general purpose control processor.|
MEMORY: 2Mb (64bit bus usinf 4x16bit fast page mode DRAMS
GRAPHICS: GPU is called Tom at 26,59MHz, 32bit RISC architecture, 4Kb int. cache. Object Processor: 64bit RISC architecture (could do a variety of graphic architectures). Blitter: 64bit RISC architecture managing high speed logic ops, z-buffering, Gouraud Shading (64bit int.registers). DRAM Controller, 32bit memory management.
SOUND: Sound chip is called Jerry. DSP 32bit RISC acrhitecture with 8Kb int.cache. It has CD quality sound while the number of channels used depends on the software. Two DAC (stereo) convert digital data to analog sound signals. Full stereo.
|24bit RGB 16,7 million-color palette (16,7M on screen)|
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