International Soccer

International Soccer

International Soccer

Developer(s) Andrew Spencer
Publisher(s) Commodore
Platform(s) Commodore 64
Release date(s) Commodore 64
Commodore 64 GS
Genre(s) soccer simulator
Mode(s) One or two player

International Soccer, also known as Cup Final, is a 1983 video game.


  • Overview 1
  • Reception 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


International Soccer is a soccer videogame for Commodore 64. It can be played by two players or one player against an AI opponent. Each team can select one of a number of colored shirts, and the AI opponent is graded into 9 different difficulty levels. The game itself is a relatively simple game of football - there is no offside rule and no possibility to foul opponents.

Each game is divided into two 200-second halves. There are no overtimes or shootouts. There are also six colors a person can chose from for play: red, yellow, blue, grey, white, and orange. The winning team is presented a gold trophy after the game by a girl in a blue dress and red ball in her hand.

Normally, the game is shown on color, but the game also has a grayscale mode that is more suited for black-and-white television sets.


International Soccer was well received, gaining a Certificate of Merit in the category of "1984 Best Computer Sports Game" at the 5th annual Arkie Awards.[1]:28 InfoWorld described International Soccer as a "minimasterpiece" and "surprisingly good, considering it's published by Commodore", praising gameplay and especially its animation.[2] Ahoy! wrote that International Soccer "is a pure action game, but, oh, what action!", praising the graphics and gameplay.[3]


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  2. ^ Mace, Scott (1984-04-09). "Atarisoft vs. Commodore". InfoWorld. p. 50. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Kunkel, Bill; Katz, Arnie (January 1986). "Calling Computer Coaches / Team Sports Simulations for the Commodore 64". Ahoy!. pp. 47–50. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

External links

  • International Soccer at
  • International Soccer at MobyGames
  • Video of the game