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Emilio Butragueño ¡Fútbol!

Emilio Butragueño ¡Fútbol!, a DOS game was released by the very talented group Topo Soft in 1987. Little did they know that they will end up making history. Play this game again here.

Emilio Butragueño ¡Fútbol! description

Spanish football game, named after a Spanish footballer Emilio Butragueno, star of the world Cup in 1986.

This game is probably one of the most conventional of football simulators of those (and any) years in terms of the external environment: so, there is no specific teams, no championship, no volumetric statistics, no anything except the Game. The team in red is fighting on the football field with the team in yellow; you can play together on one computer. And that's all. However, is it simple?

The game is on top in full 2D, but the football field is just huge – we can see at a specific point in time only a small part of it. The number of players in each team – exactly eleven, as it should be (and in those years not every game they had so many), referees on the field, as expected, three (main and two side), there are yellow and red cards (leading to deletions). A significant part of the game interface takes up a huge Board where you can always see the current score and the time until the end of the match; there is even a number of "signature" strikes that are available to players. In the game there are no "cute" features that most other such games and then can "play" with the weather and the color field to change the duration of the match, you can't even change the tactical scheme, and to choose the level of difficulty.

Graphics praise is primarily for very smooth scrolling camera, though I must admit that looks like the environment is relatively poor, although the players themselves, despite looking completely on top, traced not so bad, and even a "piece" of the stands with the audience can sometimes be seen. But as you know, the graphics for such games is not the most important. The main thing here is that this game is surprisingly little known and little liked, almost a masterpiece from sports games. Yes, for many it would seem boring, grey, uninteresting even. There's not a single "interesting" features – but almost no other old players were not serious enough in terms of attention and desire for realism in even the small things, no this game does not seem, whatever her schedule, so real. Therefore, it is "fresh" creation of the Spanish developers and gets his well-deserved perfect score and an urgent recommendation for all fans of computer football – it may well be that like you've never seen.

Enjoy playing Emilio Butragueño ¡Fútbol! online, it can be played on your browser and is free.

Source: Archive.org, Mobygames.com

Emilio Butragueño ¡Fútbol!

Simulation, Sports
Dro Soft
Topo Soft