Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge

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Although Graham Taylor was the England international football manager at the time this game was released, the player starts a management career managing in Division 3 of the league, and have to work your way up, either by improving your squad (much as Taylor did in his successful spell with Watford, who he took from the 4th tier of English football to the top division and the FA Cup Final) or by doing well enough to earn a job elsewhere. Once you can finish in the top 5 of the league, you get a password to load the international management game, in a manner similar to many of Dinamic's games.

The standard features of football management games are included, such as player transfers, team selection and organising training. You have a team of scouts who can be sent out to investigate other clubs, giving ideas on potential signings and helping you plan for future matches. A full squad of young players who could potentially challenge for the first team are on offer as well.

You can directly interact with your players, and also recieve newspaper reports assessing your team's performance. The matches are represented by fully-animated match footage, which is of a comparable visual standard to Krisalis' arcade football games.


Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Atari ST You diary. Here you plan the activities for your team
Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Atari ST Select which team to join
Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Atari ST Watching a match
Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Amiga Select Club To Join

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Mania Amiga Aug, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1992 75 out of 100 75
The One Amiga Nov, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Génération 4 Amiga Jul, 1992 56 out of 100 56


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