Review by Madstedotcom
Two things I have always enjoyed were Footie manager games and board
games so you can only imagine my joy when I discovered this game which
basically combines the two. The game is played by three rival managers,
with the option for the computer to control the other two. Each player
takes it in turn to move their marker around the board. Each square then
allows you to carry out different management tasks like buying or
selling players, upgrading the ground or training. There are also more
board game style ones like a “chance” square which can either have a
positive or negative effect on your finances or playing squad. Another
allows you to play a skill game for monetary gain by shooting a ball
against a moving target. Then there’s my favourite the death square,
land here and a player dies. Its always seems to be your best player and
as a further kick in the teeth you get to pay compo to his family as
After everyone has moved its match day, so select your team from your
players who are all named after their position, which must make
substitutions confusing. You can then either see the result or
highlights. The highlights are really poor and just show one player
trying to control the ball then kick it the right way. Also if you want
highlights you need to manually select the option via the menus before
You then rinse and repeat until the end of time. It is worth noting
like other management games at the time regardless of what team you pick
you will start in the fourth division and each division only has 8
teams, which means you can really speed through the seasons.
The graphics are functional and do what is required of them, there is
no real flair or excellence here. However they are colourful and crisp.
While a interesting idea the games does suffer due to the nature of
board games, for example you may need to sell a player but you can’t do
that until you land on the correct square with could take several
turns/games. The game also gives the impression that if you play it for
long enough you will win the first division. This is not helped by the
fact your players do not age.
There is no music only bleeps. The bleeps are annoying too, play with sound off.
Like most management games from this era it has not aged well when
compared to modern Football Manager games. I think if you played this or
similar games it has aged ok but a newcomer would probably turn it off
A novel concept which can provide some short term fun but the longer
you play the more frustrating it becomes. I’m sure it would be loads of
fun played with some friends and the banter that would create.
have enjoyed replaying the game in short bursts via the Marvin emulator
on my phone during breaks in work but could not sit down and play this
at home. If you are looking for a time killer on your phone could be
worth a try if you like management games.