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Football Manager (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

The football management game style has been one of the most enduring since Kevin Toms pioneered it in 1982. You start in the 4th division with the team of your choice, and can play on indefinitely in the hope of reaching the top division and dominating it, as well as winning the cups. Players can be bought or sold, with their transfer values varying according to the size of any bid. Their skills and morale vary as the season goes on, with resting key players in easy matches often a key move. You can take out a loan, limited depending on your division, while day-to-day bills must be covered. Matches feature short animated highlights sequences of key moments (Text only for C16).

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Football Manager ZX Spectrum And the complete divisional run-down
Football Manager ZX Spectrum That shot missed
Football Manager ZX Spectrum Using the Spectrum codes for the colours there
Football Manager ZX Spectrum And a difficulty level

Alternate Titles

  • "Futbol Manager" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1986 9.33 out of 10 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1990 909 out of 1000 91
Gamestyle Jul 10, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Micro 7 Jun, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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Trivia

Speech

The Amiga version used the inbuilt speech system to read out the division's results, similarly to the BBC's Final Score rundown. No effort was seemingly made to pronounce the names correctly, and the robotic American-sounding inbuilt voice was used, making for some laughably inaccurate pronounciations - Torquay becomes 'Tour-quaye' rather than 'Tour-kee' for example.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #59 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #28 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Martin Smith (63136) added Football Manager (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 31, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (126886), Martin Smith (63136) and koffiepad (10010)