RealSports Soccer is Atari's second attempt at a soccer game for the Atari 2600. You can choose from one of 12 different games, and play either solo or against a friend as you pass and shoot your way to victory (or defeat).
Each team has three players with a specific area of the field to cover. A game lasts five or nine minutes and can be played on one of three difficulty levels, with each increasing the speed of gameplay and skill of the computer players.
When you don't have control of the ball, you can cycle through your players with the fire button and you steal the ball from an opponent by running into it. On offense, the button controls both passing and shooting.
There is no goalie, out-of-bounds or penalties. Setting the difficulty switch to 'B' allows players without the ball to wraparound the screen.