|Quite possibly the best thing about the Champion Soccer, the box art.|
|What am I even looking at here?|
|Left: Match Day - ZX Spectrum. Right: International Soccer - Commodore 64.|
I suppose there are three main criteria when it comes to judging a game from the past: 1) Would it have been fun to play at the time? 2) Is it still fun to play today? 3)Did it have any sort of impact on the genre to make it worthy of checking out from a historical perspective? Unfortunately, in the case of Champion Soccer, the answer to all three is a resounding "No!"
I'll finish the review with a quick play-through of the game. I won't spoil the excitement by telling you for score ahead of time. Needles to say, I didn't do so well...