Grid Iron (Top Ten) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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Grid Iron
By Top Ten
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Published in Sinclair User #71

Grid Iron

Most sports games these days are managerial type games in which you must pick your brain and make crucial decisions that could be vital to your team's future. This is not the case here.

Don't get me wrong. It is a managerial game, it's just that none of the decisions you make have the slightest effect on your team as they win every single match they get and then win the superbowl. I did this on my first go and was more than a little disheartened.

The game is displayed in the usual format, I nice menus and tables, but I laugh at the (and I quote) '3D match graphics'. What they boil down to is a few diagonal lines and little black and white stick figures.

Grid Iron was released as Touchdown USA on the Sparklers label and was greeted with a little less than enthusiasm then. What chance does it have now?

Overall Summary

Probably this is the world's first 'too easy' game and one definitely to leave on the shelf.

Tony Dillon