Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Football Manager'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1982 - Addictive games (UK)
written by Keith Toms

For today's standards this game may appear to be very limited (well it is, of course!), but for a long time this was the undisputed king of football managing.
Than came 'Football Director', 'Tracksuit Manager', 'The Double', 'Professional Soccer', etc, all with some novelty to it and Football Manager was left behind.
Nonetheless it maintained a cult status and it's still visited and venerated today by lots of speccy lovers.
It was magical I may add, even though that word may not suit a soccer game. But any kid who played this in 1982/3 will know what I mean.

I still find the action scenes and the championship winner screen very funny today.
A spectrum classic and a genre creator.