Footballer Of The Year 2
Copyright/Publisher: Gremlin Graphics, Music By: Ben Dalglish,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Football/Soccer, Number Of Players: 1
If football is 'a funny old game' then the Footballer Of The Year is presumably
the best comedian around. However, to achieve this honour you must score goals
instead of telling jokes.
Starting the season with the team of your choice you get to play in League and
various Cup matches and, if you're good enough, internationals. Before each
match you can select up to three goal cards which allow you the possibility of
The manoeuvres for each attempt are shown on a blackboard - you must try and
emulate your part in the following arcade sequence. Extra goal cards can be bought
with hard cash, earned by scoring goals or from correctly answering footy trivia
If you're playing much better than the rest of your team you can buy a transfer
card so another team can scout you (and perhaps buy you). And that's about it.
Before we go, just lone late result: Liverpool have trashed Spurs 4-0 with super
striker Alexei Sayle scoring all the goals!
I'm suprised at the total lack of depth in FOTY 2: there are very few tactical
decisions to make. What is here is mildly enjoyable: following the ups and
downs of a footballing career os absorbing. But the game's shallow nature shortens
I enjoyed the original (which sold extremely well), and the sequel has many improvements
- especially the attractive, user-friendly menus. Emulating the blackboard
manoeuvres and answering trivia questions is fun, making for a worthy sequel.