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Ocean Software Ltd
Sport: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Nick Roberts
Chris Bourne

This should keep all aspiring Gazzas glued to their screens - it's an all action soccer simulation! A very playable match featuring variable strength volleys, lobs, backheels and ground shots with special moves like jumping headers, barging and the odd foul thrown in for good measure.

The are plenty of options to choose from to customise your game. You can select the team names, colours and formations as well as choosing to play in the ultimate challenge... the Match Day league.

Graphics are nice and big so you can see what's going on, but the trouble is the speed the game is played at: it's terribly slow, probably due to the number of large sprites moving at the same time. Still, it doesn't spoil the game when you're used to it and it's great fun trashing your opponents.

Match Day II is one of the best football games around for the Spectrum and an old favourite.