Player Manager


Player Manager

Infobox VG| title = Player Manager


developer = Dino Dini, Anco
publisher = Anco
released = 1990
genre = Sports game
modes = Single Player
platforms = Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Playstation

Player Manager was a soccer management game, released in 1990. It was notable for being the first game to combine both managing the team and playing as a single player. The match engine borrowed heavily off the Kick Off match engine, which was developed by Dino Dini and Anco, who also created Player Manager. This was the first in a series of games called Player Manager.

Gameplay

Players would take control of a third division side as player-manager, acting in both managing and playing aspects. The latter option was optional, since players could chose whether to control the player only or the entire team from the outset. They can opt to do neither, if they choose not to play the matches personally.

Notably, you could save your team and transfer it over to Kick Off 2, to play as the team.

Magazine Reviews

*"ST Action" - A stroke of pure genius.
*"The One" - An exceptional football management sim. Astounding depth, most involved, rewarding and playable.
*"ACE" - Successfully blends challenging soccer management with frantic end to end arcade action. 920
*"New Comp Express" - The sheer depth is incredible. A definitive management game.
*"Commodore User" - At last a management game that requires true management skills - a winner 94%
*"ST Format" - Brilliant. 93%
*"Amiga Format" - Enthralling and addictive. 93%
*"ZZAP" - Best football management game ever written. 92%

External links

* [http://www.abundantsoft.com Abundant Software] - Game Developer Dino Dini's current development company
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* [http://www.ko-gathering.com KOA Kick Off Gathering] - KOA (Kick Off Association) Official International Kick Off Fan Site (organising Kick Off World Cup tournaments since 2001)
* [http://www.spesw.com/pc/sports/games_p_r/player_manager_2.html Player Manager 2 download]
* [http://www.angusm.demon.co.uk/AGDB/DBM1/PlayMa.html Review of Player Manager]
* [http://www.badger-soft.com/game_info.php?game=1 Player Manager Reloaded] remake of the game by Badger Soft


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