Footballer of the Year 2

• Publisher: Gremlin Graphics
• Developer:
As above
Release Date: 1989
Code: Scott Guest

GFX: Paul Gregory
Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 71%
Our Game Rating: 72%




> FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2 by Gremlin Graphics

• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

After beating Footballer of the Year by Gremlin, I decided that I needed to also beat the follow up game...

Footballer of the Year 2 is very similar to the first, but this time there's a bit more to it. The idea is the same, and it plays very much like the original - but the second game has been jazzed up a little. There's more colour and the action sequences are more varied - and you can actually make your player run around the football pitch this time. It's only a slight improvement on the original, and I'm not sure that I prefer it.

I didn't buy this game and I think I would have been quite disappointed if I were a fan of the original and purchased this expecting bigger and better things. Still, I'm sure many football mad kids out there loved it back in the good old days.

And the winner is...

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played it through and saved my progress as I won matches and scored tons of goals. It was pretty boring...

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Very much like the first game, the ending is just a page of text that confirms that you win the top footballing award. This time though it's in larger, flashy, multicoloured writing. Woooooooooo!


  • Neil: The game is only slightly improved and so is the ending. Another predictable let down. 2.5/10.
  • Vinny: I think there's no real improvement because the visuals may be a little more colourful, but Ben Daglish's ditty is missing! 2/10 from me.
  • Andrew Fisher: The sequel is an improvement, especially the action sequences. At the end of the day, it's an ending of two halves - I'm sick as a parrot there's not more to it, but that's the way the ball bounces.
  • Gaz Spence: A cynical cash in that offers more of the same all the way through to the ending.

FINAL SAY: As with the original, you could see this ending coming a mile off...

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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