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5 must-play retro football games

A feast of football awaits in these five favourites.

Modern football games like FIFA have evolved to become incredibly detailed and complex simulations of the sport. But if you’re looking for something that feels a little more vintage – perhaps from a time when games came on cartridges and consoles were measured in bits – then this lot are a 5-a-side team worthy of top, old school honours.

SSC 2020
The spirit of the mid-nineties is alive in SSC 2020, which combines arcadey immediacy with the depth and long-term appeal of modern peers.

Its top-down perspective and two-button controls make it one of the most accessible football games around. This is a brand of passing football that’s easy on the eyes and the thumbs.

Has he managed to stay onside?

    SSC 2020

    The King of Retro Soccer!

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Retro Soccer – Arcade Football
It’s not just the wonderfully blocky graphics that make Retro Soccer – Arcade Football an entertaining blast from the past.

Manage and upgrade your squad as you embark on the “Victory Road”, but the real fun comes from energetic gameplay defined by close passing, clever through-balls and sharp shooting.

Find the angle for the perfect shot.

    Retro Soccer - Arcade Football

    The #1 Arcade Soccer Game!

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New Star Soccer
This is an all-time App Store classic – the perfect combination of quick, intuitive on-the-pitch action and deeper football management-style strategy.

The fun, retro visuals and a dash of knowing humour further adds to the charm of this BAFTA-award winning game.

Line up that curler from 30 yards.

    New Star Soccer

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Tiki Taka Soccer
As the name suggests, this one’s all about pinging the ball around the pitch like Barcelona in their pomp. And it’s all done with a tap of your finger – so satisfying!

And once you’ve perfected your playing style, there are tactics and transfers to dive into, too.

Riera…ooh ee ooh!

    Tiki Taka Soccer

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Tiny Striker: World Football
A free kick curling into the top corner is one of football’s finest sights – and in Tiny Striker you bang them in again and again.

Your football career starts out in the third division and you must work your way up by scoring sa many goals as you can in each 60 seconds match. Use the ball to claim coins along the way before buying all manner of wacky extras.

You’re a tiny striker, a striker for money and any old finish will do.

    Tiny Striker: World Football

    Ultimate Free Kick Soccer Fun!

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