Features: 4 Divisions, FA Cup, European Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Full Game Save
Ever fancied yourself as the Manager of a Football team, ever thought "Why did they buy him?" or "He's a useless manager, I could do better than that!" Well, now's your chance, test your decision-making and mangerial skills with Alternative Software's Football Manager game, Soccer Boss.
Tips for new managers. Players move in and out of form - so keep an eye on their skill ratings, take care in the transfer market - a player with a skill rating of 1 costs £10,000 but selling him will only earn you £7,500. If an injury crisis strikes and you can't afford new players, you can play a goalkeeper out of position - but his skill level will plummet!
Press P to start the game. Pressing P more than once will allow two or four player games.
Hitting various targets on the pintable will increase the bonus and hitting all five drop targets on the left of the table will advance the bonus multiplier.
Lighting A, B, C scores 5,000. The right flipper rotates the A, B, C lights.
Lighting A, B, C or hitting the centre drop targets advances the bonus.
Landing on a saucer trap advances the bonus, but if the bonus already stands at 20,000 then the bonus, including the multiplier will be collected.
Lighting 100 causes the bumpers to score 100 instead of 10 when hit.
Extra balls can be obtained at 250,000, 480,000 and 720,000.
Only one extra ball per ball is allowed.
The ball is returned if it is lost without scoring.
Playing Hints: Try to advance the bonus multipler. 5 x any bonus is better than 1 x. If you manage to advance the bonus to 20,000 go for the saucer traps to collect the bonus. Make good use of the rotating A, B, C lights.
Microball Game Controls
SHIFT - Left Flipper, COPY - Right Flipper, SPACE - Pull Plunger, P - Start Game, CTRL - Tilt, R - Reset Game
Five balls per game.
A two-player karate combat game. You have four separate moves: Flying Kick, Floor Sweep, High Kick and Backwards Leap.
Use these moves to attack your opponent and knock him to the floor.
Two Players Only.
Karate Warrior Game Controls
Player 1: CTRL - Backwards leap, A - Flying leap, S - High Kick, X - Floor Sweep
Player 2: RETURN - Backwards leap, C - Flying leap, : - High Kick, / - Floor Sweep
You have entered the UK Angling Contest. Use your skill to determine the best bait, hook size, fishing depth and weight of lead-free shot to use. Now sit back, and wait for a bite!
Fishing Game Controls
A - Far Cast, Z - Near Cast, SPACE - Cast In, : - Reel In
You take over as the Captain of an International Cricket squad. You have to decide on who would be the best bowlers, whether to run and risk being run out, or whether to stay put.
All the great names, Botham Gatting, to name but a few are ready to play. Or, if you wish, you can name your own teams and players.
Can you steer your team towards winning the Ashes?
Instruction on screen.
Indoor Soccer is a two player indoor football simulation.
The names of the teams may be altered, as may the controls and the duration of a game. You control the black or white player who is filled in yellow.
This player is automatically chosen for you by the computer. Control of the goalkeeper is acquired by pressing the 'Kick' key whilst the ball is in goal mouth.
The ball will also rebound off the edges of the pitch.
Indoor Soccer Game Controls
Player 1: Z - Left, X - Right, Q - Up, A - Down, CAPS LOCK - Kick
Player 2: , - Left, . - Right, : - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Kick
COPY - Toggle pause, ESCAPE - Abort
You are a formula six racing driver striving to become a Formula 1 driver. On the grid, you are car number 3. Watch out for car 4 as he is usually the ace driver in the race.
If you win a race, you get promotion. On losing a race, you are returned to formula 6.
Crashing into other cars causes you to wait for a short spell to have your car repaired.
This is a highly addictive style grand prix game.
Grand Prix Game Controls
< - Steer Clockwise, > - Steer Anticlockwise
Try to save as many of the parachutists which are jumping from the helicopter as possible.
You have five lives with which to do this, and you lose a life every time a parachutist drowns. One you have a parachutist in your boat, you must return him to the shore.
Parachute Game Controls
Z - Left, / - Right
Golf can be played by up to five players. Go round the nine hole course, using as few strokes as possible. Avoid the bunkers and the rough, they can be hard to get out of. Also watch out for the lakes, as it can be difficult to play golf with wet socks.
Instructions on screen.
Day At The Races
You are given £150 for your birthday and decide to spend a day at the races. You decide how much to bet, and on which horse, but the bookies here don't accept credit, so you can't spend more than you have.
Instructions on screen.
Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
If using tape, Soccer Boss, Microball, Karate Warrior, Fishing and Howzat are recorded on Side 1.
Indoor Soccer, Grand Prix, Parachute, Golf and Day At The Races are recorded on Side 2.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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