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Choose a European football team to play against or with. One to four players can play -- more than 2 allows cooperative play on the same team. Foul other players (kicks, punches, pulling at shirts) when the referee isn't looking to get control of the ball. If he sees, you get booked! Too much and you're sent off!

Euro Football Champ was produced by Taito in 1990.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Euro Football Champ was produced include: Twin Hawk, Flipull, Asuka Asuka, Nastar, WGP, Aa Eikou No Koushien, Air Inferno, American Horseshoes, Aqua Jack, and Double Axle


Name Euro Football Champ
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7721
Class Wide Release
Genre Soccer/Futbol
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Low Kick/Slide/Shoulder Push/Ball Display/Foot Goal|High Kick/Backheel/Heel/Punch/Kick/Throw/Hand Goal
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Each hat trick increases the difficulty of the game and you may kick the flags away.

This game is the same as Football Champ and Hat Trick Hero. The only difference is that the teams are different, even though the board itself is different.

It is incorrectly believed that when players are sent out they fall because the player wriggles the joystick and pushes the buttons. Players fall to make time when they are sent out close to the path they must travel when they are sent out. Players sent out far away from the exit they must take never fall.

Game Play

Very responsive with quite a few actions available (including back heel, power kick, high kick, sliding tackle, knee other players, punch other players, pull at other players' shirts, super shot)

Euro Football Champ KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

If a team kicks the ball towards the goal and is about to score, and the defending team makes a penalty by fouling someone in the big box, then:

  • The goal is invalid.
  • The crowd shouts goal.
  • The penalty is kicked wrong.
  • The area may be invaded.

Same as above, and if the goalkeeper catches the ball, then:

  • The defending team goalkeeper may goal kick and the game continues (even during the period of time a player is sent off, if any -- be sure not to score any goals during this or the game will lock up).
  • Suddenly the penalty is kicked with or without the ball with same defects as described above.

Same as above, but instead of scoring the ball hits the post, then all the mentioned effects happen regardless of the foul being a penalty or a free kick.

If one player makes a foul when the other holds the low kick button and thus playing with the ball on his own, then:

  • The player keeps playing with the ball as long as the button is pressed.
  • The referee calls a free kick.
  • Play resumes but the ball goes back to the player with the low kick button pressed.

The ball is about to go out of bounds. If you jump to kick a player that turns out to be the one that would have to take care of the throw in, then the throw in happens in the middle of the field.

Same as above with corner kicks, the corner kick is kicked in the wrong area.

You may hold a player by its shirt and then kick him with another player.

If a team scores a penalty, then the coach will react as if a goal was scored against him. Accordingly, if then the other team scores, he will approve as if his team had scored.

The flier for the game incorrectly states that your energy will go down if you make a foul and the referee sees you.

Super shot only happens in the last 30 seconds, if you are losing by 1 goal or tied, and only the team member you choose to play with kicks it.

Somehow it is possible for the ball to be kicked by the side of the goal, it will go far away and it will never come back. Then:

  • You keep control of your player.
  • All players try to get the ball but they can't.
  • Time does not go down and the game stays in this state (useful for kicking the hell out of the other team).

    It is possible to low kick the ball in such a way (from such a place) that the goal keeper will let it go by even if the goal keeper is in front of it.

    If a player is sent out and the ball goes off bounds for a throw in, then the referee shows the yellow flag to the player to be sent out after showing him the red card.

    Rare: sometimes the goal keeper locks up and doesn't move.

    Free kicks close to the corner flags are sometimes kicked right at the photographers.

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A flawed clone of this game exists. It has broken graphics, the hardware is slow and doesn't keep up with the game, no zooming is done, and it has a hacked presentation screen.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Euro Football Champ Census

There are 14,824 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Euro Football Champ collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 9 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Euro Football Champ circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Euro Football Champ circuit board set.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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