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Match Day II

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad PCW
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Amstrad CPC
68
2.4
ZX Spectrum
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3.0

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amstrad CPC 2 2.4
Amstrad PCW Awaiting 1 votes...
Commodore 64 4 3.0
MSX 2 3.9
ZX Spectrum 3 3.0
Combined MobyScore 11 3.0


The Press Says

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91
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
This must be the definitive Spectrum action football game. The graphics are functional rather than superlative, though better defined than the original's. What makes Match Day II such a great game is that it is instantly playable, and the twin-player option adds an extra dimension with team cooperation absolutely necessary. Match Day II is a must.
91
Amstrad CPCACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The graphics are wonderful. The gameplay is slow to watch but plenty fast enough when it comes to playing. All of the new additions make it slightly harder to master than the original but get the hang of the 'Kickometer' and you'll soon be bitten by the footballing bug. Thankfully the computer's skill level can be raised or lowered to give you a more balanced game.
90
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
The wealth of moves and tactics available put this game in a league of its own. The graphics are clear and realistically animated, it is quite a joy to see the players running around dribbling, heading the ball and barging each other. Occasionally, a pair of feet might appear in mid-air, and some of the colours selected make the score line invisible, but these are minor quibbles. The computer team is virtually perfect, the speed of the game means you are kept on your toes for the full 90 minutes. The great music plays along merrily and adds to the game's addictiveness and high level of playability. Compared with International Soccer, Match Day II is in a league of its own.
88
ZX SpectrumACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Despite the lack of colour, the Spectrum version of the game is every bit as compelling, frustrating and enjoyable as the other versions. The characters move around the pitch slightly faster on Spectrum turf than on Amstrad turf, and this makes for a marginally better game. A minor niggle is the fact that it is sometimes difficult to spot your player when there are several others jostling for the ball. Every bit as exciting and as playable as any other version.
88
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Graphics are a tad blocky, but that doesn't stop this being one flippin' dinkum footy game.
88
Amstrad CPCCommodore User
Colourful graphics and red-hot gameplay make this the one to get of blinkin' quick.
87
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
Match Day was good - the sequel is even better. Playability and all-round game feel has been considerably improved. Although the speed of the game is not exactly fast (the Amstrad is the slowest version), the action is furious and the computer team gets very tricky indeed on higher levels. To prevent further loss of game speed the graphics are semi-transparent which produces a few odd effects at times but it works. Miss this one and you will be sick as a parrot!
87
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The monochromatic graphics are a bit slow, but the play is the important thing, Brian, and this has it all.
84
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Unfortunately, something seems to have been lost in the translation to the C64 - the game is not as playable as the other versions, though it is as colourful as the Amstrad and more so than the Spectrum versions. It's still a very competent soccer game and interested C64 owners would not be disappointed.
45
Amstrad CPCHappy Computer
Das Darstellen vieler Software-Sprites und das Scrolling machen dem Schneider sichtlich zu schaffen. Ein flottes Fußballspiel entsteht so nicht. Vielmehr ist man ständig bemüht, anhand des Schattens abzulesen, wo der langsam durch die Lüfte trudelnde Ball wohl landet. Allzu großer Spielspaß kommt so leider nicht auf. Wer es aber ohnehin lieber etwas gemütlich mag und sich vom etwas trägen Spielablauf nicht einlullen läßt, sollte sich Match Day II einmal ansehen. Das Programm bietet einige interessante spieltechnische Details und gehört auf dem CPC zu den besseren Fußball-Simulationen.
30
Amstrad CPCPower Play
Match Day 2 bietet zwar einige interessante Feinheiten (zum Beispiel wird berücksichtigt, ob ein Spieler den Ball mit dem Kopf, Knie, etc. annimmt und prallt dementsprechend ab), die Schlafwagen-Geschwindigkeit macht den Spielspaß aber schnell zunichte.
25
Commodore 64Power Play
Match Day 2 bietet zwar einige interessante Feinheiten (zum Beispiel wird berücksichtigt, ob ein Spieler den Ball mit dem Kopf, Knie, etc. annimmt und prallt dementsprechend ab), die Schlafwagen-Geschwindigkeit macht den Spielspaß aber schnell zunichte.