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Actua Soccer

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Gremlin Interactive 1995
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Now I've never been one of the greatest in playing football games... however I do see it as a bad sign when I cannot find a way to move the goalkeeper. Okay, I managed to let him lift his arm... but that's about everything. Limited by this I was naturally not too hard to beat by the computer who pretty much only needed to shoot at the goal to score. Well... I have to admit that this led to frustration. I am willing to accept though that it was just my usual low intelligence hindering me to find out how that @#!* goalkeeper could probably be convinced to do more than lift his arm in the hope to reach the ball without moving or even jumping. Apart from that playing is something like semi-enjoyable. If you can live with getting control over a player that's somewhere in the background instead of the one near the ball and of course an automatical switch once you approach the ball... I do have to be fair though - this does not happen all the time - only in the worst situations. ;)


Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf

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Electronic Arts / Gremlin 1992
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

In Desert Strike you are the pilot of a chopper in the Middle East, your main objective being to take out a madman trying to take over the world. You accomplish this by achieving your mission goals, which are laid out prior to each mission and vary from destroying buildings and vehicles to capturing enemies to escorting other vehicles. Not only do you have to worry about being shot down, you can also lose ammo or run out of fuel, both of which can be corrected by collecting ammo crates and gas drums, respectively.


Hero Quest 2: Legacy of Sorasil

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Gremlin 1994
Genre: RPG
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

I'm not going to explain who or what 'Sorasil' is, nor am I going to bother you with what the 'legacy' the title speaks of is. You really don't need to know. Seriously - I've never heard so much boring cliché crap at once.


HeroQuest

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Gremlin 1991
Genre: RPG
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga, PC (DOS)

Ah, Hero Quest... We all spent countless hours playing the board game! I still remember the christmas in Hotel Dorint in Hameln when my brother got it. We spent half of our time there playing it. Of course we were genious enough to use the blank map to create our own quest with a permanent and water resistant pen. And the rest of the time we played.... ummmmm...... hockey in the corridor! But back to Hero Quest.


Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge

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Gremlin 1990
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 2.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

[Mr Creosote] 14 years ago, this website got started. The goal was to find our very own style and target audience. One proven method to gain attention is deliberate provocation. And what would be better suited for this purpose than to aggressively argue against the mainstream?


Normality

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Gremlin Interactive 1996
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Normality throws the player into a dystopian metropolis leaning towards the psychedelic. Right in the middle of it, you take over the role of a teenager in his fourties called Kent who finds himself in his flat which has gone under in total chaos. Due to the game being classified as appropriate for six-year-olds, there are no beer bottles, porn magazines or even a huge, filthy bong to be found. Instead, there is just a boob tube, a dripping faucet and a permanently nodding tumbler bird. The run-down gloominess of Neutropolis does not fit with the good-natured and carefree mind of the protagonist.


Plan 9 from Outer Space

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Gremlin 1992
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

It is generally accepted as the 'worst movie ever'. It has everything what makes a film funny: acting of the worst kind, a story which seems to have been written within ten minutes, extremely cheap sceneries (gravestones made of paper which the actors stumble over...) and ridiculous post-production. And best of all: it is not meant to be funny as in all these boring modern films, but completely involuntarily humor!


Premier Manager

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Gremlin Graphics 1992
Genre: Strategy, Sport
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Released roughly at the same time as the first Championship Manager, Premier Manager was different enough to attract its own crowd of fans. This game has started a battle that, in a sense, rages until today: a battle between two styles of soccer management games. Where Championship Manager was heavy on different statistics and on putting together to optimal squad for each match, Premier Manager by Gremlin, and later its spiritual successors ? Premier League Manager and Total Club Manager series by EA ? took on a more user-friendly approach and mixed in the business and training aspects of managing a soccer team.


Premier Manager 2

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Gremlin 1993
Genre: Strategy, Sport
Rating: 4.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Premier Manager 2 is a nice football manager game with many different features. Up to two players can select a team which is always starting in Englands lowest division, the Conference League. From here you have to battle your way up or you could also choose to coach another, higher placed team.


Premier Manager 3

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Gremlin 1995
Genre: Strategy, Sport
Rating: 4.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

The third part of this series is very much similar to the second part so I just want to point out the major differences. For a more thorough description of the game concept itself have a look at the review of Premier Manager 2 on this site.



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