Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Football Manager'

Rating:4 User: Digital Prawn

Football Manager is an excellent game. If it can get someone like me (who's not really a football fan) completely addicted over the course of several weeks, then it's got to be doing something right.

It's just so completely absorbing and back in the day I would be up until the early hours, just having to complete the current "season". I could not go to bed until I'd found out whether my team had managed to get promoted or not, of course making me quite tired the following day.

The only reason I don't give it a five though is that I'm completely partisan. I grew up with Acorn Electron version which I absolutely loved. And now in 2012, I choose the BBC version, and I've got a snapshot of a game I'm playing right now under the BBC emulator.

I just prefer the neat, professional-looking presentation of the textual data on the BBC/Electron versions.

This is not to take anything away from the speccy version which is undoubtedly excellent - it's just a case of whatever version you were brought up on, I'm sure!

No doubt if I'd have had a speccy at the time, I'd have given this one a five. So I have to admit it, I'm slightly biased in this case in favour of the Acorn machine versions.