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Pelé's Soccer is an Atari 2600 game based on the famous footballer Pelé and published in 1981. It features realistic, for the time, ball-handing and goal-keeping techniques using the joystick.

Pelé's Soccer
Pelé's Soccer
Cover art
Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.[1]
Designer(s)Steve Wright [2]
Platform(s)Atari 2600
Release
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player

Whenever Atari re-releases the game, they rename it "Championship Soccer", to avoid using Pelé's likeness and name, due to copyright.

GameplayEdit

Each team has one forward, two defenders, and a goalkeeper on the field at all times.[4] The player's goalkeeper is always controlled by the computer unless they save a shot.[4] Each game consists of two halves of various time lengths (depending on the game settings being used).[4] All the forwards and backs run in their proper formation.[4] There are 54 different game variations (27 single-player and 27 multiplayer) that allow for different speeds, game lengths, and goal sizes.[5]

ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Game information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  2. ^ Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  3. ^ "Pele's Soccer". Atari Mania.
  4. ^ a b c d "Basic game overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  5. ^ "Advanced game overview/rating of ''Pelé's Soccer". allgame. Retrieved 2011-05-16.