Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
This is the officially-licensed game for the European Championships. This means that TecMagik are the only ones who can put the crap Walt Disney-designed, headband-clad bunny logo on the game's packaging. I wonder why Americans think that they if they want a character to appear cool it has to have a headband? The only truly cool headgear is actually a fez - wearing a headband just means you're probably a lesbian tennis player. Anyway, crap logo aside, this game's a bit of a title contender - you have the choice of 34 teams (the groupings are randomly-generated each time) and there's a one or two-player option, although unfortunately poor old player two has to play for all the opponents of player one. There are the standard options, such as wind-speed, weather and aftertouch, but also some interesting newies: a Different Referees facility that can make the difference between an unpenalised clogging match and a seven-a-side game; and an acceleration mode, where you can get your players to expend extra effort in short bursts.
Champions Of Europe compares very well to Super Kick Off. The 75-degree viewing angle is good and the sprites are more detailed. If anything, the game is a little faster. It's easier to control the ball and there's a wide variety of teams to choose from. There are a couple of very minor niggles: the collision detection is occasionally a bit generous with the goalies, and the 'change formation while in possession' option, although innovative, is a little impractical - by the time you've selected the new formation, you don't have the ball any more. But Overall, Champs is an excellent game.