Tactical Manager

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Following success with the mail-order Football Tactician series, Talking Birds entered the mainstream with this retitled version. It's a football management game, setting you in charge of one of the teams in the top 2 English divisions of the time and giving you control over transfers, tactics and training regimes as you aim to guide your team to success. Initially you can only manage the lower teams, but if you succeed over a few seasons you will become respected enough to have a chance to get the top roles.

The focus is on ultra-realism, which makes it very hard to quickly transform a club's fortunes, as there is a lack of money at many of the smaller teams and attracting players is harder than in the Premier Manager series and similar. Matches are viewed from top-down highlights, with 3 levels of detail (goals-only, highlights and kick-by-kick) offered.


Tactical Manager Atari ST Title screen
Tactical Manager Atari ST Match settings
Tactical Manager Atari ST Options
Tactical Manager Atari ST Main game screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Der Trainer" -- German title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Aug, 1994 11 out of 12 92
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1994 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1994 10 out of 12 83
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1994 61 out of 100 61
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1995 42 out of 100 42


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