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Eat the whistle


Title: Eat the whistle Type: Linux Game
Genre: Sport Status:
Category: Sport ➤ Football Commercial:
Tags: Demo:
Released: Latest : 3.6 / Dev : Rev 449 Package Name: etw
Date: 2017-11-06 Extern Repo:
License: GPL v2+ Deb Repo: Debian
View: Third person Package: ✓
Graphic: 2D Binary: ✓
Mechanics: Real Time Source: ✓
Played: Single PDA:
Quality (record): 4 stars Quality (game): 5 stars
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 10893
Created: 2010-08-20 Updated: 2018-01-16


Trailer / Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] :


Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site 1 2] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t t g g g g g] [Reviews] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2]

Commercial : (empty)

[Eat the whistle (Download Teams)]
Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

Devs (Gabriele Greco [en]) : [Site] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

On other sites

[Obligement [fr]]

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Description [fr]

Un jeu de football orienté arcade, maintenance par Gabriele Greco et le studio Hurricane Studios.

Eat the whistle est un jeu de football mono (vs IA) et multijoueur (en LAN : en développement) orienté arcade, du type Kick Off ou Sensible Soccer.
Il avait été initialement commercialisé par le studio Hurricane Studios pour l'Amiga, puis libéré en 2002.


Main features
☑ System friendly. Run in a window or fullscreen, can be played also on old machines (runs pefectly on a P200).
☑ World cup, leagues, cups with real teams (with slightly modified names).
☑ Can be played through keyboard or joypad/joysticks (USB or Gameport).
☐ Network playing through TCP/IP (not yet finished).
☑ Very intuitive control method with acceleration/deceleration.
☑ More than 550 frames of animations for the players, 300 for the goalkeeper, 100 for the refree and a lot of other graphics.
☑ 30 different fields, including muddy, frozen and wet.
☑ Fouls, corners, throw-in with an intuitive control system.
☑ Role playing. (You can play a match as the whole team or only as a player).
☑ About every thing in the game is configurable via intuitive menus.
☑ Game Tactics and tactic editor.
☑ Heading and other special shots with intuitive controls.
☑ Team players (with individual stats) and team editor (the editor is actually available only for AmigaOS).
☑ Import SWOS (Sensible word of soccer) teams.
☑ Arcade mode with powerups, bonuses... (something like Speedball II).
☑ Replays (with load/save option).
☑ Spoken comment (actually broken).

Eat The Whistle it's probably one the most configurable soccer game written, it has tons of options, here are some examples (click here for a picture that shows one of the configuration menus) :
☑ you can play it with Joystick, two-button joystick, joypad or keyboard (two different, and configurable keyboard control methods), the joypad control is very similar to the Playstation's Pro Evolution one.
☑ There are 8 different pitch types and 7 different pitch conditions, the pitch condition modify the aspect of the field! You can play on a wet field or on a snow covered one, in this case the players will wear gloves !
☑ You can choose the daytime of the match, if the match is played in the evening the players have 4 shadows.
☑ You can choose screenmode (example hires picture), radar size, if you want to see always the match result or the active player name...
☑ You can play friendly matches, cups, leagues, world cups (picture) , training, penalties, free kicks.
☑ There is a great Arcade Mode with two different pitches that seem an arena and with 11 custom "arcade teams" (picture)(one is the secret one) and you can do a challenge similar to a beat'em'up with the gameplay that is mix between speedball and a soccer game! (picture)
☑ There are a LOT of cheat modes!

Test [fr]

Test (3.6) :
Le graphisme en plein écran 800x600 est un peu juste et le maniement des joueurs est un peu compliqué, mais les jeux de football fonctionnant nativement sous Linux sont encore trop rares pour faire la fine bouche :).