Title Brutal Sports Football AGA Game Type Sport Players 1-2 Compatibility AGA only Submission Isaac Abraham Review Initally called BeastBall, this was one of the first AGA only games to come out, and it`s not a bad little number, either. In that classic SpeedBall 2 mould, the object is to score more goals than your opponent, whilst kicking the stuffing out of him/ her also. Brutal Sports stays firmly on the violence first, football second side of things, which is a good thing - at least it has gone one way or the other, not sat on the fence like SB2 did. Another difference with SB2 is that this one is viewed side on, instead of vertically, with nice big sprites. The game has few options, you can opt for a one player league (quickly gets boring) or a two player "unfriendly". This is my sort of game - at least it doesn`t waste time with false pretenses! The game begins with the ball being placed in the centre of the field, and that`s when the fun begins. You control the player on your team nearest to the ball, and once you have the ball, can either pass it short or hoof it long, in some sort of attempt to score a goal. At the same time, you can try to tackle your enemy if he`s got possession - either a rugby-like flying tackle, which knocks them off their feet immediately, or a solid punch in the gob can be used - this is harder to do, but is more powerful. Also, if you find an enemy crouching on the ground, you can kick him up the arse and then stomp on him indefinitely!!! Yep, BSF is certainly violent, to the point of being able to punch an opponents head off at one point (and then mistake it for the football and kick it away!). Like SB2, powerups litter the pitch, and although they are not particularly varied, they do enough to add a little spice to the game, such as the speed ups, swords, shields, and knuckledusters. Like most of these games, they`re best played with two or more, and are quickly boring with one person, even with a league option. Two people can have a right laugh, especially during injury time, when the ball disappears and you must simply kill your opponents before they get to you. Right. Summing up then, BSF certainly isn`t a fantastic game. I wouldn`t pay 25 quid for it, but if you see it in a bargain box, and have a friend to play it with, I say buy it, I reckon it`s well worth it.