Emma FieldingEmma Fielding - actress, radio and games voice-over artist
1993 classic Amiga game - football management games
Rather simple soccer manager game, written in AMOS Basic (at least it looks like it was written in AMOS), simulating the 4 professional English divisions (from Premier to 3rd Division) plus the best clubs from Premier can (after meeting financial, infrastructural and football conditions) be promoted to the all-European league and play against such clubs as Barcelona, Panathinaikos, Milan or PSV.
The basic scenario is very typical - we start in the lowest division and through training, transfers and a bit of luck we are fighting our way to the top (which is the international division), but there is an unusual twist to the concept - there is optional board game, similar to Monopoly, about football that we can play instead of the typical soccer manager game.
Another element worth noting is the use of random events, which often have rather... drastic form, for example the audit showed irregularities in taxes and you have to pay dearly for it or the doctors said that one of your players, unfortunately, will no longer be able to play football any more due to health problems.
Transfers are carried out in such a way that on the one hand they are a weak point of the game, and at the same time they introduce an additional random element to the game - after each turn there are up to 2 purchase offers, but the players are chosen in completely random way, so we do not known on what position players will be available or are they in our budget range, so if, for example, you need an inexpensive midfielder, you can sometimes wait for weeks for the right offer to pop up.
Generally, the game is very simple, it lacks many elements that could made this a good football manager, but nonetheless Premier Division is a very addictive game that allows you to quickly play the season.
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