Manchester United - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Krisalis Software, Programming by: J.Scott &
Graphics by: M.P. & N.A., Music by: Matt Furniss,
Release Year: 1990, Genre: Football/Soccer, Number Of Players: 1
Football is a great game. Lots of rough and tumble, lots of shouting, muddy
boys, and, usually, not a girl in sight. Magic. I'd play it all the time
if my glasses didn't keep breaking.
Manchester United captures this spirit particularly well (apart from
the glasses breaking thing). It's got plenty of management bits in it,
with loads of decisions to be made on players, training, formations and
how much jewellery you are allowed to wear as manager.
But before you think to yourself "oh no! A football management game. I've
plunged into the utter pits of despair! What a personal disaster," and
yawn yourself to death, listen - there's a lot of on-pitch action
happening as well.
Every match your team is involved in is played on a massive top-viewed
field which scrolls around like a mad thing. You seem to be able to
influence the play (so be ready with the joystick).
You don't seem to be
able to do that much as regards controlling the player with the ball, but
the manual says you're doing something, so you must be.
It's fast, furious fun and makes Manchester Utd an excellent piece of
software for footy fans (especially those who live in the Manchester
area, possibly as far out as Stockport).