Subbuteo (Electronic Zoo) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By Electronic Zoo
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Computer & Video Games #110


Subbuteo! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Yes, that perennial favourite - table top, cloth-bound soccer action is now yours for the taking but on your trusty computer. Subbuteo on the 8-bits is much the same caper as the 16-bit game reviewed in the November issue, but the 3D rotating pitch has been replaced by an overhead 2D view. Instead of the usual soccer-type computer action, the gameplay follows Subbuteo rules to the letter. You know, moving one player at once by choosing a direction and "flicking" it.

This is hardly exciting stuff by any stretch of the imagination. The pace is slow and tedious and with the overhead viewpoint it's as if you're just controlling a team of coloured circles rather than the distinctive plastic players. You'd be better advised to save up those shekels either for a better soccer game (and there are plenty of those about) or buy the real thing instead.


Quite a colourful game, but the action is slow and unrewarding. Avoid.


Not really that much difference from the Spectrum game. Add Microprose Soccer or Emlyn Hughes to your collection instead.