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You can become the Player-Manager of a third division football team in this innovative action-strategy hybrid. The game features over 1000 fictional individual players to buy and sell, each with 8 different physical and mental skills rated, and you can choose which position to play these in. Four tactical systems are provided, but you can design your own and put it to the test in various situations using a raytrace system. Training sessions are presented visually, allowing you to pinpoint the exact ability and potential of a player.

The playing side of the game uses the Kick Off game engine. After a few seasons your player's ability fades and you eventually have to retire form playing and concentrate on management. You can however save your team and import it into Kick Off 2


Player Manager Atari ST Championship Manager ripped this menu design off
Player Manager Atari ST Choosing my starting 11 and 2 substitutes
Player Manager Atari ST This takes almost as long as Championship Manager did
Player Manager Atari ST With half the match gone, there is half of the match to go

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ST Format Jun, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Génération 4 Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1990 920 out of 1000 92
The One Apr, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
Zero Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Jun, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 60 out of 100 60


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Martin Smith (62904) added Player Manager (Atari ST) on Apr 26, 2005
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