Charles A. Sharp
1987
Adventure: Text
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

51
Tamara Howard
Chris Bourne

Any adventure that has the temerity to tell you on the inlay card that it's Wednesday and you've just had three Shredded Wheat for breakfast has just got to be kidding.

Football Frenzy, the adventure game that has less taste than most, involves your efforts to get your team Grimsditch Rangers to the Cup Final. Judging by the state of the team on the packaging, you're in with a tough job (but you've had the shredded wheat after all). It's the standard set up, changes of location treat you to thoroughly interesting line drawings of your office, your secretary's office and some really rather fascinating tunnels.

If you're an avid football fan, you might just enjoy the game, battling through seemingly impossible odds to get to that all important match.

The vocabulary's small, the locations decidedly footballish (Ok, in this instance, I guess that's a point in its favour) and why does your office carpet have to be magenta? And why is your secretary called Yellow Pages?

Label: Alternative Software
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: None
Reviewer: Tamara Howard

Decidedly budget adventure about a mythical football team and a lot of ridiculous problems. I wish I'd had the shredded wheat instead.

5/10