Title Goal! Game Type Sport Players 1 or 2 Compatibility requires ½ mb upgrade on the A500 Website http://imv.au.dk/~jfh/goal.htm (requires flash plug-in) Submission firstname.lastname@example.org Review "Game play does not require 600 MB of data. You can do a really great game in less than 10 MB(.)" Dino Dini. "Goal!" Was released in 1993 and is the last soccer game (so far) from the brilliant mind of Dino Dini, the creator of such excellent soccer games as Kick-Off I & II, Return to Europe and Player Manager. The strength of "Goal!" against it's predecessors (as well as most soccer games on the market even today) is the intuitive ball handling, the cool running patterns, the fast graphics and a wide variety of possibilities with or without possession of the ball. And all it requires to do your scissor kicks, dribbling, long or short passes, headers, tackles etc. is a joystick with one button ("Arcade tm" joystick preferred). Beat that, FiFa! Graphically "Goal!" has been surpassed many times since, if we're talking about "nice" graphics. But when it comes down to playability, no soccer game has since surpassed it in "speed", "playability" or "intuitiveness", and that's what counts in a two-player game in my humble opinion. The arena (or pitch) is seen from two possible angles: The God perspective, or vertical perspective. My favourite, and the most enjoyable game-play wise, is the God perspective, since it allows you to view your players from a much more favourable angle when it comes to ball handling, defence and offence. You don't get to see the entire pitch at once, but have the opportunity to use a "radar" like mini-map as you play, to get that nice breadth of view. Tactically the most commonly used formations are 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 5-3-2. It's easy to find a team with players to fill your tactical dispositions, as "Goal!" features English, Italian, French, German and many other leagues. Also national teams are included. Of course the teams are not up to date, but you get the chance to play with great players like Laudrup, Cantona and Van Basten among others. All players having unique stats, of course! The pitches range from normal to muddy, and it's possible to add wind too. The pitches demand different game play and tactics, which is an exciting challenge. The beginner can choose to play against easy teams (there's three different preferences) and one of five different speed levels, ranging from Amateur to Ace. The single player can play tournaments, practice penalty shots, practice or play in arcade mode. The possibilities are many - which in general is one of "Goal!'s" great strengths. "Goal!'s" lastability is high. Even today lots of people enjoy participating in tournaments or a one-match challenge. Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple! "Goal!" is simply the best two-player game ever.