My Retrogaming Collection: Kick Off 2 (Amiga)

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Hi guys,

Like many of you, I’ve been collecting retro gaming stuff for years now. I haven’t written much about my collection on this blog, so I thought I’d better get started today.

The first item I want to show you is my original copy of Kick Off 2 for the Amiga. This legendary football game is still played today by people all around the world. There are even tournaments being held! Isn’t that amazing? Who would have thought that this old sports game would be so popular today? I wouldn’t. πŸ˜‰ It truly shows how important gameplay is when it comes to the lastability of a game.

Here’s a link to the official Kick Off 2 World Cup 2012 in Milano, Italy: http://www.ko-gathering.com/wc2012/

Anyway, I hereby present you with Kick Off 2 (Acid/Guildhall Leisure edition):

Kick Off 2 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Kick Off 2 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Kick Off 2 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Accurate, realistic, great fun to play! (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Kick Off 2 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Everything in perfect condition! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

As you can see from the photos, this is not the first edition of the game. The first version came in 1990, while this one was released a few years later on. It is interesting to note that the box says it comes with a free Relokick disk for Amiga 1200 users. πŸ™‚ This is because the game isn’t really compatible with either the Amiga 1200 or 4000.

I don’t play these football games much anymore, but it has a dear place in my collection due to the memories I have of playing it in the past. Anyone else having fond memories of Kick Off by the way? I remember vividly playing it with my friends back then, especially on rainy days when no one went out to play football. πŸ˜‰

If you want to read more about Kick Off 2, you can follow this link to the appropriate page on Lemon Amiga. πŸ™‚

Have a nice day!

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38 comments

  1. Nice! What other originals do you have? I saw that someone was selling a LOT of brand new games on Finn. Buy buy buy! πŸ˜€

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    • Hi Mads,

      I’ve got quite a few original games in my collection. Some of those I cherish the most are Monkey Island, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Gloom, Pinball Dreams and Simon the Sorcerer. Do you collect original games?

      I saw that advert the other day. Seems like he got them directly from a company that have stopped selling Amiga stuff or just closed shop. The items is probably of high quality, still sealed. The games are probably quite expensive though..

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      • I don’t collect originals, it takes up too much space. I have a few of them, but I intend to sell them as soon as possible.
        Last time I checked, he asked for 100 kr per game. You can probably get them a lot cheaper if you buy the whole lot. πŸ™‚ Wasn’t it something like 100 NIB games?

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        • Hi again Mads,

          Are you going to sell your games on Finn.no, QXL or somewhere else? To me it seems like Finn.no is taking a lot of customers away from QXL at the moment.

          100 NOK per game is not bad when it is NOS. After all, the games are beginning to get pretty old now. Wonder how much he would ask for the whole collection.. probably more than I can afford. πŸ˜‰

          How’s your hardware situation btw? Are you going AGA?

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          • Why don’t you try to offer 50 per game (if you buy the whole lot), and see what he says? πŸ™‚
            I will sell the games (and all the other stuff I’m selling) on Finn. I feel like QXL is dying. I wonder if they just priced themselves out of the market, or if Finn’s massive marketing campaign a couple of years ago made them the defacto standard site for selling used goods on the Norwegian market. I’m definitely not selling anything on QXL ever again, but I may buy stuff from there. The prices are good for buyers, because no-one is bidding..
            I’m downsizing, and the only AGA machines I’ll end up with are the CD32 with SX1 and (hopefully) a NOS A1200. Did you mention that you want an A4000? πŸ™‚

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            • Might be worth a shot, but I don’t think I can justify such a purchase. πŸ˜‰ Wouldn’t mind getting Xenon 2 and Railroad Tycoon though.

              Seems like he has sold some of the items now.

              I’ve got the same impression concerning QXL. Doesn’t seem like there is much bidding there anymore, which is quite different from the situation a few years ago. Then there was bidding all over the place! Lot’s of Amiga stuff for sale as well, but now there isn’t much to find.

              Please don’t tempt me with that Amiga 4000.. hehe.. πŸ˜‰ I’d love to own a 4000, as it has been a dream of mine for many years. It all depends on the price though. Maybe we could work out some kind of deal? If you’re going the A1200 route, I might have some hardware to trade.

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  2. I wish I had a lot of the games from my previous consoles in my collection. Right now the only things left over are my Final Fantasy games from PS1 (which I still play), one NES Cartridge, a couple of SNES cartridges, and a bunch of CD-Roms that I can no longer play.

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    • Hi mate,

      Those Final Fantasy is worth their weight in gold. πŸ˜‰ Good stuff. I’ve sold some stuff in the past as well and sometimes I regret it. Often it is more expensive to buy them back. πŸ˜‰

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      • Yeah,especially if they are games you really enjoyed. Before they released the first two Shining Force games on the Sonic’s Genesis Collection, the actual Genesis cartridges were too expensive to even want to spend the money.

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  3. Nice logo! Very thoughtful to have included the relokick for compatibility. I very much remember the headaches between the generations of chipset which was quite frustrating having established a large library of originals prior to release of these ‘newer’ models.

    I even tried returning my A500+ back to the retailer when it was first released as this was such a huge problem – In time I came to appreciated each for their refinements, respecting their capabilities and acknowledged Commodore’s technological strives.

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    • Hi JetSetSkippy,

      Thanks for the kind words about the logo. I’ll let the author know. πŸ™‚

      I remember the compatibility problems when the Amiga 500+ was released. A friend of mine got one and he became frustrated since he couldn’t play all the games he wanted.

      I fell into the same category when I first got my Amiga 1200. One of my favourite games, Street Rod, refused to work if I remember correctly. That was a let down. Many good games came out that used the AGA chipset though, so I could enjoy the likes of Banshee for example. πŸ˜‰

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  4. oooooooh, you swine!!! :p
    You beat me to getting out a footie post out!! (I’ve been doing mine on and off since late last week though :))

    I never really got into Kick Off, I suppose it was due to still having a Speccy at the time. When I did get my Amiga I got more into Sensible Soccer so Kick Off never really got a look in. Good times though!

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    • Hahaha! πŸ˜€ Looking forward to read your football-related post. πŸ™‚

      Are there any good football games for the Spectrum by the way?

      Sensible Soccer was awesome. I remember we liked the fact the names of the players and clubs were real. The manager mode that they implemented was also quite cool.

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      • Matchday II was fun as was Microprose Soccer (which is in my upcoming blog post). Sensi was amazing, and yeah with Sensible World of Soccer the manager mode was fun and really added to it.

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        • Thanks for the info, Phendrena. I just had to take a peek at Matchday II at YouTube after reading your comment and I think it looked good. Looking forward to your post about Microprose Soccer! That will be an interesting read. I actually bought the game many, many years ago. πŸ™‚

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  5. At first I thought if its Amiga and football it must be Sensi. – perfect match, just like salt and pepper. However, your post reminded me thats its been a while so ‘boot-ting’ up a copy of KO2 earlier has brought back all that long lost love for this great game. Sensi is still my fav, but no longer will KO2 be out of the premiership πŸ™‚

    With thanks

    StiGGy

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    • Hi mate,

      Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

      I’m glad my post made you remember legendary Kick Off 2 game. It’s truly a classic that deserves to be out in the light. Speaking of which.. how’s your Commodore stuff doing after the “Speccy-invasion”? Are they waiting to be “rescued” by a hungry collector or are they planning to strike back in the near future? πŸ˜€

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  6. Had some epic games and home made tournaments with my mate on Kickoff 2, although we were more into Sensible Soccer.
    You should send of the registration card and see what you get πŸ™‚

    Pinball Dreams, now that brings back some amazing gaming memories

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    • Hi there,

      Many thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚

      Hehe.. that’s a good idea! Would be a lot of fun, but I doubt they still are on that address. πŸ˜€ Wonder what Guildhall is up to these days!

      Pinball Dreams is epic. What was your favourite table? I have a soft spot for Beat Box and Steel Wheel.

      Seems like a lot of folks favour Sensible Soccer over Kick Off. I can understand that. You’ve got a lot of more options and possibilities in Sensi.

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    • Hi there The Boggit,

      Thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚

      I remember Italia’90. Quite a fun game around the year of the World Cup, but I haven’t played it much since. Might have a look at it again, just to remember old times. πŸ™‚

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