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Manchester United: The Double

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Krisalis’ fourth licensed Manchester United game – the title refers to their success in winning both the Premier League and the FA Cup in the same (93-94) season –- something only six clubs have achieved.

The gameplay is overhead view, and has much in common with Kick Off, offering loose control, a range of moves, and an emphasis on short passing. It’s not easy at first, but persistence reaps rewards, especially with a two-button controller.

Making life easier is the Tacti-Grid tactics editor, which allowed you to customise tactics by instructing players on exactly where they go when the ball is in a particular position. The editor is the most comprehensive ever seen in an action football game, allowing you to rename players, change their appearance and skills, transfer them across clubs, move clubs around the divisions, change their kits, and more.


Manchester United: The Double Amiga Four managers can play in season mode.
Manchester United: The Double Amiga Choosing teams for custom cup.
Manchester United: The Double DOS Title screen
Manchester United: The Double DOS What a brilliant save!

Alternate Titles

  • "Lothar Matthäus Super Soccer" -- German Title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Games Amiga Nov, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Play DOS Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1994 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1994 8 out of 12 67
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 66 out of 100 66
High Score DOS Aug, 1995 2 out of 5 40


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German version

The German review copies sent to the press featured authentic athlete names; just like the original English version. Except for the namesake Lothar Matthäus, those were replaced with fantasy names shortly before release. According to a report in the magazine Amiga Joker (issue 01/1995), this decision was made because the German distributor Bomico feared legal actions from athletes dissatisfied with their ability evaluation.
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