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Dino Dini's Soccer was a conversion of Goal! for the Amiga to the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in North America) by Dino Dini, the author of the original version. Dino Dini's Soccer had all the relevant features of the Amiga version and it was graphically superior to it. The game implemented an innovative 4-way play feature.
There was also a conversion to Super NES. However, this version was only an interpretation of the game, and Dino was unhappy to have his name associated with it, as he was not responsible for any of that version and had no creative control over it. The SNES version features a very different control method, with the ball on sticking to your foot to make running with the ball easier. The game is viewed from above and played up and down the pitch, without the left-to-right option of Goal. Matches can be between 2 or 20 minutes, and the scanner which shows player positions on the rest of the pitch can be moved, resized or disabled. The method of triggering aftertouch onto a pass can be chosen as well.
The game features a variety of tournaments, including the full World Cup and its qualifying rounds, and the European Championships, or individual matches, as well as being able to configure a league or cup tournament to your own specification. Only international teams are included, although their names can be customised. Unlike most soccer games of the time, player ethnicities are accurately depicted.
Games of the Series
- Kick Off (1989)
- Kick Off Extra Time (1989)
- Franco Baresi World Cup Kick Off (1990)
- Player Manager (1990)
- Kick Off 2 World Cup 90 (1990)
- Kick Off 2 (1990)
- Kick Off 2 1MB (1990)
- Kick Off 2: Giants of Europe (Data Disk) (1990)
- Kick Off 2: The Final Whistle (Expansion Disk) (1991)
- Kick Off 2: Return To Europe (Expansion Disk) (1991)
- Kick Off 2: Winning Tactics (Data Disk) (1991)
- Kick Off 2: Super League (Expansion Disk) (1991)
- Kick Off 2: Maths Disk (Expansion Disk) (1991)
- GOAL! (1993) Publisher: Virgin Games
- Dino Dini's Soccer (1994) Publisher: Virgin Games
- Dino Dini's Soccer at Eurocom
- KOA Kick Off Gathering - KOA (Kick Off Association) Official International Kick Off Fan Site (organising Kick Off World Cup tournaments since 2001)
- KICK OFF 2 ITALA - The Italian Blog and Forum of players who love to play Kick Off 2 since 1990. Organizer of KO2 World CUP 2004, Milan International 2006 and 2007
- Kick Off 2 World Cup - Home of the annual Kick Off 2 Gathering and World Tournament
- Dino Dini's Soccer at MobyGamesfr:Dino Dini's Soccer