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1993 classic Amiga game - football management games
One of the most surprising German games - contrary to their typical, very strict, approach to any games, Anstoss had great atmosphere and introduced many elements present in today games of the genre that were a novelty back then. We run a Bundesliga team in local and international competitions. For legal reasons they were not the real names, but made up (f.e. HSV Berlin or SG Bremen), but the editor allowed to edit all of them.
The player skills are described, as usually in German football managers, using only one value (between 1 and 10) and form factor (between 1 and 20) that together give us the match value for this player at this particular moment. The player statistics are almost non-existent, the training and other management options (including transfers) are very simple and limited, yet Anstoss was a great success and lead to production of English version of the game called On the Ball and its World Cup version.
The reason was simple - the atmosphere. The matches are presented in a manner similar to that of The Manager, by using animations with different endings, but these are animations of considerable size and often are accompanied by funny comments or unexpected event. There are several elements that were quite novelty in 1993, like team of the week, interviews with the media, random events (some of them quite surprising) - all of it recreated the climate that surrounded Bundesliga in that era.
One of the "must-see" games that changed a lot in the genre and introduced elements later copied by other games.
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- German (1.Bundesliga).
Available options are:
- League and Cup Competitions
* National cup,
* European cups.
* the transfer list,
* directly from the simulated clubs
* the foreign transfer list.
* Reduced to determining training program before moving on to the game,
* Sending team to a training camps.
- Team management
* Selection of the squad for games,
* Extensions of contracts.
* Construction / modernization of the various parts of the stadium,
* Maintenance of the pitch,
* Ticket pricing.