Mexico ’86 World Cup Soccer at the Arcade

Mexico '86

As an Englishman, I’m acutely aware of a little international football championship that’s about to get underway. The World Cup in Brazil will no doubt be talked about and agonised over in equal measure by millions of people worldwide. But not by me. You see, I’m not a big fan of watching ‘the beautiful game’. However, I am a HUGE fan of playing it. Virtually, that is, from the comfort of a chair.

My love of playing electronic soccer began with this game, Mexico ’86, or Kick and Run as it was later known outside of the arcades. The first game to offer 11 vs 11 matches; it was colorful, fast, fun and it was an entertaining introduction to the joys of competition football.

In the years since, I’ve spent many hours playing as and managing football teams without ever leaving my home, but it was this game, this World Cup, that caught my attention first.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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