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Footballer of the Year 2 (Amstrad CPC)

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Description

Fed up with football (soccer) management games, with all the match strategies, financial turmoil and prima donna players? This game offers a unique twist, leaving you 'managing' the career of a single player, involving matches and transfers.

You start with 10 'goal cards' - up to 3 can be played in each match, each of them giving you a shooting chance, at which point arcade action skill comes in. The action sequences involve studying a move plan on the chalkboard, then getting into the right position to execute the final shot. Fail to score enough goals and you may lose your place in the team; do especially well and you may gain a transfer up the league. The better you perform, the higher your wages are, the more chance you have of a big-money transfer and international call-up, and the less chance you have of being dropped from the team.

There's also a trivia section, which asks increasingly difficult questions allowing you to go double or nothing on knowing the answers - up to £8000 a time can be won on this.

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Footballer of the Year 2 Amstrad CPC Main menu.
Footballer of the Year 2 Amstrad CPC Enter your name.
Footballer of the Year 2 Amstrad CPC Tactics screen.
Footballer of the Year 2 Amstrad CPC Match action.

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The game uses a fictitious British super-league, which features many of the top English teams of the time, as well as Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Dundee United from Scotland. Additionally there are Swansea Town from Wales, who were actually in England's lower leagues (they, Cardiff and Wrexham have long played in England). In reality the team has been called Swansea City for many years. The final team was the fictitious Irish Rovers, named after a song by The Pogues.
Martin Smith (63168) added Footballer of the Year 2 (Amstrad CPC) on Jan 04, 2007
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