Why did ANCO stop to release kick off?

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Postby Danne » Tue Jan 15, 2002 1:56 pm

I have wondered this many times.

Kick Off was superior during the early ninetees but why did ANCO stop to release new versions of it.

A new version would have been sold in thousands and thousands of copies.
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Postby Binary » Tue Jan 15, 2002 2:02 pm

If I'm not mistaken, it was because Dino Dini left Anco to join Virgin, back then. Dino then did "Goal!" for Virgin and Anco went on making (less successful) Kick Off games, like Kick Off 3, Kick Off 97, etc.

Maybe they didn't have the success they deserved because Kick Off 2 for the PC was completely crappy, which was a fatal problem since the PC was starting to dominate the market back then.
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Postby VKafiris » Tue Jan 15, 2002 2:27 pm

They couldn't be releasing it for ever! The game made it's circle through the market and that's that. I wnat to say though is that they didn't promote the PC version as they should... anyway, it's history now. The new era begins.
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Postby Danne » Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:16 pm

I didn't know that Kick Off 3 existed.

I thought that The final whisstle was the final whisstle.

How good is KO3 and KO 97 ?
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Postby Danne » Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:17 pm

Dino Dini!

What a trater!
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Postby kofoed » Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:33 pm

they're not kick off.
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Postby Danne » Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:35 pm

ok! But are the games any good?
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Postby Danny D » Tue Jan 15, 2002 5:05 pm

Danne, you can download every version of kick off from my site at http://www.dinneen.com , select kick off world.Kick Off 97 is 13mb btw !
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Postby kofoed » Tue Jan 15, 2002 5:14 pm

on your page there is ko2-aga version what's that....
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Postby Stainy » Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:27 pm

Kick Off 3 and 97/98 etc.. were pants!!

It was never the same.. not even Goal was good, in my opinion..

Yeah, danny AGA version??
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Postby Danne » Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:31 pm

GOAL has some good parts but it isn't even close to KO.

Mostly because that the shooting skill close to the goal is totally left out when the CPU does it automatically for you.

Besides that the game is good!
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Postby kofoed » Tue Jan 15, 2002 10:46 pm

theres some element of fifa in goal... different views etc... assisted shooting...
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Postby VKafiris » Wed Jan 16, 2002 8:04 am

I liked Goal a lot when it was published. I played it for months instead of KO2. It didn't last longer though... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">
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