STORY / GAMEPLAY
The game plays in side-on perspective. The full gamut of soccer rules and actions are implemented, including tackles (stealing), throw-outs, and penalty flags to remove aggressive players. Players run, steal, and defend better depending on who you pick, but unfortunately there is a little variation in the type of shots you can produce rather than several overhead kicks and diving headers. It's pretty slow-moving, but you get the essential action replays after a goal, which you can save on disk and load later.
The most unusual feature is that you actually control your goalkeeper, the best feature is probably the groovy brass band which match up and down the pitch in fine style at half-time.
All in all, the game is quite good fun. You get lots of goals and plenty of incident in every game, but it doesn't shape up well alongside either the other footies such (the older!) Manchnecster United by Krisalis Software. GRAPHICS / SOUND
Graphics are rather unimpressive for an Amiga game, and looked outdated for its time, which are pretty grim with a pitch that looks like it's been spray-painted in Deluxe Paint IV, and players completely devoid of any facial characteristics! Same as with the ST version, gameplay is slow with not that smooth enough player movements and pitch scrolling, in contrast to the PC version which runs much smoother. The game offers a nice introductory animated scene found on a single disk in the Amiga version.
Soundwise the things are a bit better. There is a spot effect for every shot, while several sampled sounds accompany gameplay (continuously crowd cheering etc).
In our video below you may watch the Atari STE, Amiga and DOS versions of the game.