Match Day II

aka: Matchday II
Commodore 64 Specs [ all ]
Buy on Commodore 64

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The original Match Day was the first serious football game to hit the Spectrum, and this sequel emerged over 2 years later. League and Cup tournaments for up to 8 teams (any or all of which can be human-controlled) are offered alongside one-off Friendly matches with a handicap option - passcodes are given to allow you to restore these to the same state another day.

Matches are seven-a-side, with variable lengths from 10 to 30 minutes. All kicks except set pieces are variable in strength using a Kick-o-meter which is displayed on screen. One revolutionary feature of the game was the Diamond Deflection System, which mathematically calculated the angle and pace of any rebounds.

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Loading screen

The image recreated for the loading screen features England striker Gary Lineker during an international match. Gremlin Graphics also released three games licensed around Lineker, each with a loading screen which is very recognisably Lineker, plus the obscure budget game On the Bench also features an apparent image of him in its loading screen


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Sports Game 1987 (readers choice)* Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #69 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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  • MobyGames ID: 15029


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Martin Smith.

Amstrad PCW added by Rola.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Game added October 3rd, 2004. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.