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1st Division Manager

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Codemasters 1993
Genre: Sport
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: C64

Weee...yeah, I know I know, I'm a Championship Manager addict, too :) but since there's no CM for a C64, we'll have to use something like this, eh?
1st Division Manager is one of the few fairly good (although quite primitive) and realistic (again, although quite primitive) Commodore64 footie management games. Boosting a nice matchview engine (we don't have player animations in Champan :)), 1st Division Manager is an option for those who want to make a carreer out of this.


3D CyberPuck

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Ticsoft 1994
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

How could this game's concept be described most accurately? Yeah, right - by telling which classic game it's a clone of! Two problems with this though: Nobody will know the original and (even worse) even I forgot the title! It was a sports game by Lucasfilm on the C64 (at least I think it was on this system). Edit: In fact it was Ballblazer by Lucasfilm on the old Atari. Thanks to Chris for reminding me!


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. ;)


Arcade Pool

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Team 17 1994
Genre: Action, Sport
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga
Not all sports translate well to the computer. Pool, in particular, is tricky, because it is essentially a geometry game. A computer player could easily pocket every single ball perfectly, as it could precompute the trajectories of all balls. Human players could be supported by showing exactly what would end up where before a shot is committed. Though where would be the fun in all of that?

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

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Sportsware Productions 1985
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: C64

There are some things I've always enjoyed. Staying up until late in the evening on my C64 (or proudly-owned P IV more recently :lol:), reading, writing (as you can see here). Oh yeah, and watching box matches. I never practiced box professionaly, although I did have some recalcitrating classmates who realized that you *can* learn something if you watch the TV. Boxing is just one example, if you know what I mean :lol:


Beach Volley

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Ocean 1989
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

Yay, it's summer! Dig out your bathing shorts / suit, jump in the car and head for the beach. And hope you are one of these good-looking sport-types to avoid being laughed about. Or alternatively, hope there are even fatter people than you to keep the attention away from the result of your beer sessions. Hiring some people with visible mutations could also help...


billiards

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DOKA 1993
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

If nothing else, this game is at least noticable for its relaxed attitude towards the German language and its grammar and spelling rules. The game is full of goofey and daft phrases which the opponents let out, and which can't really be analyzed by the common rules. The game itself is basically also not very exact with its physics and its application in the field of billiards (which, in fact, is spelt Billard in German, so another clue about the groundbreaking knowledge of the German language of the programmer - see the title).


Bleifuss

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Graffiti 1995
Genre: Sport, Simulation
Rating: -
Licence: Commercial
System: PC
German version of "Screamer" with just marginal differences: different title, translated menus, slightly different banners.

Bleifuss Fun

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UDS / Virgin Interactive 1997
Genre: Action, Sport
Rating: -
Licence: Commercial
System: PC
In Germany, Ignition was called Bleifuss Fun, linking it to the successful Bleifuss (Screamer) games. Apart from the title and the in-game language, there are no differences.

Blobby Volley

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D. Skoraszewski 2001
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Freeware
System: PC

'Blobby Volley' is another little but neat freeware game. As the name states it's kind of a volleyball game and somewhat resembles a beach volleyball variant. But here it's only one on one.



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