Players Premier
1989
Sport: Action
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

45
Nick Roberts, Richard Eddy
Chris Bourne

You don't really want me to explain the rules of football do you? No, I thought not. And, anyway, there's no rules in the rough and rumble of street football.

The first thing you have to do when you start a game is select the team you want. All their faces are displayed and some of them look quite familiar. Two I spotted were Joe Blade and Eddie Large! You can also choose the colour of the pitch, the positions of the players and match duration.

The game itself isn't all that good, and far too easy if you are looking for a challenge. Once you have found a set pattern for getting to the goal and scoring you can just keep repeating this to win. The game might be more fun it you get a friend to play the other team but I shouldn't think that attraction will last long.

All the presentation and music is great and keeps up to Players' standard, although there's no sound while the football is being played - it's just a pity there isn't more playability.

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