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Signing virtual photos for the virtual scum

Following the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, FistedAway has decided to take a look* back at some of the star players of the original, and true Galacticos: the Master League Default Team.

They say that you know you are truly famous when you are known by one name. Madonna. Kylie. Castolo. Minanda. These are names of legend, names that shall echo through the ages. Unless they have inexplicably changed between editions, or something. These men – nay, these demigods – have served with dignity for you, for many a season. Though usually just the one, until that day you accidentally get simultaneous bids accepted for three goalkeepers you clearly don’t need, panic, and sell these losers off.

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Red Dead Redondo

Having previously looked at Cacapa The Rappa and Grand Theft Couto, the third in our series of forgotten games is Red Dead Redondo. An expansive, free-roaming sandbox game with a Western theme, it was described on its release by Dominik Diamond as “more brutal than when I went to be crucified. And then didn’t, because I remembered at the last moment that I had an irrational fear of being nailed into wood”.

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This week sees the second instalment in our protracted Video Game Vault series.

Last time we looked at the cult classic Cacapa the Rappa a pioneer of the ‘tap buttons to pretend you’re making music’ genre of games.  We continue with Grand Theft Couto; lauded for its open world environment, depth, characterisation and liberal usage of hair products. It was described on its release by Dominik Diamond as “more satisfying than tricking Patrick Moore into doing Gamesmaster”.

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Welcome to the first in a new Fisted Away series.

Video Game Vault will document some of the rarest, innovative and least successful football-themed video games ever, as we bring you a comprehensive look at some of the titles that literally nobody wanted to buy.

We start with a game which, although spawning the interactive musical gaming revolution that has resulted in Nintendo’s Wii and Guitar Hero, was described by Dominik Diamond on its release as “a sack of old shite“.

Cacapa The Rapper

Cacapa The Rappa

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