Amstrad Computer User

European Superleague

Author: Jim Johnson
Publisher: CDS
Machine: Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Computer User #81

The footy season may be over for the summer, but the computer action's only just starting to hot up.

European Superleague

If ever there was an argument for a Superleagrue here in Britain, you may well like to try a little experiment of the European kind to see how well your fave club might perform.

From the moment you run this little beauty, you'll be thrust right into the firing line as manager of one of the top European clubs. Choose which team you want to manage, from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, AC Milan and Real Madrid, introduce yourself to the Director, then get down to the hard grind in your own office.

To be fair, European Superleague has been designed to give you a real taste of what it's like to be in the hot seat and, if you can't stand the heat, you know where to go.

European Superleague

Not only have you got the run of the mill problems, such as training, fitness, transfers and all the other pre-match preparations, but you're also going to be hit by unexpected phone calls and teasers, just when you least expected them. They're not going to go away either so, if you want to survive in your job, you've got to be one step ahead of the game at all times.

The aim of the game, of course, is to make sure that you are managing the winning team at the end of the day. This may not be the team you started out with, as managers can transfer as well, but you'll have to prove your worth if you want to succeed.

Be sure to be humble before the director, unless your team is flying, and pay attention to whatever your secretary says. Miss a meeting at your peril.

European Superleague

Using your own tactics, you field the team to suit your opposition's strengths and weaknesses. These can be assessed through your handy scout, who seems to know everything about everybody. Most helpful!

All in all, there are a whole host of factors that need to be sorted and balanced, to enable you to go out on a Saturday afternoon, confident of your team's appearance.

Don't get complacent, though, as whatever happens, you're going to have to face the director again on Monday morning to discuss the happenings of the previous week.

If you're into strategy/management games, European Superleague has an enormous amount of detail crammed into one package, with over 160 players to leaf through on the transfer stakes, and seven wily computer opponents to outwit on your way to the championship.

The graphic displays are impressive and the full icon control is a joy to use, making this one strategy game well worth shelling out your pennies for.

Jim Johnson

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