& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Footballer of the Year by Gremlin was a game I
played a lot as a kid. It was very simple to play, and
was always good for a quick fix - even though I never
really tried to become the footballer of the year.
game is very basic and requires you to accumulate as
much cash as possible to buy goal cards, which allow you
to get chances to score during matches. The more
successful you become, the higher your rating gets. At
the end of the season the results of the Footballer of
the Year competition are revealed.
in-game menus all look quite nice and it's very slickly
controlled with a joystick. The action sequences are
basic and repetitive, but they look pretty good.
this game a lot as a kid, but now I find it very dull as
there's not a lot to it. Still, it's a neat little time
killer for the footy fans out there.
And the winner is...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played it through and saved my progress as I scored
goals and won matches. I was soon the top striker in a
team at the top of the league.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
At the end of the season my name was added to the list
of contenders for the prestigious award. The final
screen is a page of white congratulatory text on a blue
background that confirms that you have won the award. A
short jingle plays, and on pressing a key a new season