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Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

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Atari 8-bit
ZX Spectrum
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By 1989 Kenny Dalglish scarcely played for Liverpool, and was almost entirely concentrating on his role as manager, so a football management game with no arcade action featuring his license made sense. The game is purely icon- and menu-driven, perhaps the first step in dragging the genre into the 90s. Whichever team you took charge of start from the 4th division. Match highlights can be selected - these are viewed from the side and show goals and near-misses, although they can be turned off.

You start with squads of over 20 players from which to choose your team of 11, each given a straightforward ability rating. Formations can be selected by placing each player in a precise position alongside the formation of the opposition team, using a fairly advanced system for the time. Via a separate menu you can consult with the chairman (to see if he's happy with your efforts), the physio (to check for injuries), the scout (who comes up with players you might like to purchase) and so on.


Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager ZX Spectrum As in Tony Hancock the comedian? Oh well, he'd be a better footballer than Tommy Cooper
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Atari 8-bit Financial statement
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Commodore 64 Important People
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Atari 8-bit Main menu

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Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 64 out of 100 64
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1989 522 out of 1000 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1989 2.6 out of 12 22


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