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Football Champions
By Cult Games
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Your Sinclair #54

Football Champions

Oh no! It can't be! It is! I hate them! I really, really do! Where's Marcus? Why me?

I know I'm not meant to say things like this. But they are all the same, aren't they? No, they are. These football management games, I mean. I've gone over this one with a fine toothcomb, laboriously comparing it with all the other ones, and I can honestly say that I can't spot anything that hasn't been done before!

For those still reading, Football Champions would seem to be a football league kind of thing, in which you've got to manage a team and get them to win both the League Trophy and the FA Cup. Fun, eh? It's quite nicely presented but runs a bit slowly (there's probably a fair amount of Basic lurking in there!). And finally here are a few of the 'features' listed on the packaging - 'week counter', 'goal difference +-', 'handling', 'average gates', 'Home & Away' and 'change club'. Irresistible. huh?

So, if a footie management game's what you're after, I can't see anything desperately wrong with this one. The only real problem is that its name has just scrolled off the top of the screen, and I can't remember what it is! It just goes to show...

Jonathan Davies

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