• Publisher: SEGA
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 385.3 MB
  • Version: 3.5.2
  • Price: $6.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.2 (6)
App description: Football Manager Handheld 2012 is designed specifically for iOS devices and allows you to take control of the greatest job on earth wherever you are and whenever you want. You decide who plays and who sits on the bench, you're in total control of tactics and substitutions as you follow the match live. YOU make the difference!

This year, as well as a host of new features, there is a completely new way of playing Football Manager! The brand new Challenge Mode, allows you to play short-term scenarios, which place you in a certain managerial situation with a clear challenge to achieve your goal.

Challenges:
The Saviour Cometh Your team are in a relegation battle half way through the season. Can you take the reins and guide them to safety?
Injury Crisis Your team are swamped with injury problems leading to most of your first team players being on the treatment table. Can you keep the results coming in and avoid getting the sack?
Unrest at Home Your appointment as manager has left some senior players unhappy. How will you handle the egos? Can you avoid being sacked before the end of the season by still achieving the board's ambitions?
The Invincibles Youve gone on a long run without losing. Can you cement your place in history by going the full season unbeaten?

(All of these challenges can be played using any club in the game expect for The Saviour Cometh, which is playable with any club in a league with relegation.)

What else is new?
Updated Leagues, Competitions & Transfers - for the 2011/12 season, plus the addition of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League, and Blue Square Bet North & South.

Fully customisable tactics Use drag and drop to create your own unique formations and perfect your tactics.

Apple TV Mirror Support Playable in HD on a HD TV using the Apple TV Mirroring system for iPad 2 & iPhone 4s and a new generation Apple TV.

Star Players Helps you to easily identify the three key players in other squads.

Social Networking Send updates direct to friends directly from the game via Twitter and, for the first time, Facebook

Improved User Interface Various updates with more graphical emphasis on newspaper items, sorting on shortlist page, visibility of future transfers, transfer window rules page and lots more.

Plus, improved match view, more media interaction, shareable shortlists and search filters and lots more!


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Football Manager Handheld™ 2012 is designed specifically for iOS devices and allows you to take control of the greatest job on earth wherever you are and whenever you want. You decide who plays and who sits on the bench, you're in total control of tactics and substitutions as you follow the match live. YOU make the difference!



This year, as well as a host of new features, there is a completely new way of playing Football Manager! The brand new Challenge Mode, allows you to play short-term scenarios, which place you in a certain managerial situation with a clear challenge to achieve your goal….

Challenges:
“The Saviour Cometh” – Your team are in a relegation battle half way through the season. Can you take the reins and guide them to safety?
“Injury Crisis” – Your team are swamped with injury problems leading to most of your first team players being on the treatment table. Can you keep the results coming in and avoid getting the sack?
“Unrest at Home” – Your appointment as manager has left some senior players unhappy. How will you handle the egos? Can you avoid being sacked before the end of the season by still achieving the board's ambitions?
“The Invincibles” – You’ve gone on a long run without losing. Can you cement your place in history by going the full season unbeaten?

(All of these challenges can be played using any club in the game except for “The Saviour Cometh”, which is playable with any club in a league with relegation.)



What else is new?
Updated Leagues, Competitions & Transfers - for the 2011/12 season, plus the addition of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League, and Blue Square Bet North & South.

Fully customisable tactics – Use drag and drop to create your own unique formations and perfect your tactics.

Apple TV Mirror Support – Playable in HD on a HD TV using the Apple TV Mirroring system for iPad 2 & iPhone 4s and a new generation Apple TV.

Star Players – Helps you to easily identify the three key players in other squads.

Social Networking – Send updates direct to friends directly from the game via Twitter and, for the first time, Facebook

Improved User Interface – Various updates with more graphical emphasis on newspaper items, sorting on shortlist page, visibility of future transfers, transfer window rules page and lots more.

Plus, improved match view, more media interaction, shareable shortlists and search filters and lots more!





12-08-2011, 06:21 AM
#21
After the first 20 minutes: Thanks! Great update!

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12-08-2011, 07:16 AM
#22
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 850
Quote:
Originally Posted by starfly3r View Post
The in game match view (pitch zoomed) is quite laggy.. not as smooth as FMH 2011...
Which handset are you playing on?

12-08-2011, 07:34 AM
#23
Quote:
Originally Posted by starfly3r View Post
The in game match view (pitch zoomed) is quite laggy.. not as smooth as FMH 2011...
If you're using a first generation retina device then the match is a big 'sluggish' (holds around 25Hz so looks a bit 'rough' at times in animation) on those devices IF you have the retina HD display enabled - thats why I made it optional, some people love the HD skin and want to use it ... other people prefer things to be smooth as silk, if you're one of those I'd recommend disabling the retina skin.

Obviously on an iPhone4s its smooth as silk regardless .... so I've heard, don't have one myself

(I will be looking to further optimise the speed of the blit in updates which will hopefully bring the retina skin speed up a little - but no promises)
12-08-2011, 07:40 AM
#24
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbrokenchain33 View Post
new to the franchise but love soccer, sim sports games. I heard that Football Manager for the computer is 10 times better than the iPhone version. is this true? what are the differences?
The games are totally different - a few years ago I felt that FM was starting to get a bit 'heavy' for some of our users, especially those who were time poor because they'd entered a point in their lives when they were busy with other things (wifes, kids, school, work, whatever) and didn't have the time required to get seriously stuck into a game of FM PC.

The idea was to make a management game which is fun, realistic and very very playable - but which plays a lot faster than the PC game, FMH is the product of that concept ...

(and yes it does play a lot like our earlier management titles in some ways - which tbh was something I was aiming at partially )
12-08-2011, 08:16 AM
#25
Where can we change tactical instructions? I can move players around and change formation but can't see where to change style of passing etc.

Edit: Nevermind, found the option on the bottom right button.

Another question. Is it possible to show more action than the shot? Suarez just got the ball, hit a shot, goal. No build-up or anything and kinda lost the tension.

Last edited by DagsJT; 12-08-2011 at 08:22 AM.
12-08-2011, 09:18 AM
#26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
If you're using a first generation retina device then the match is a big 'sluggish' (holds around 25Hz so looks a bit 'rough' at times in animation) on those devices IF you have the retina HD display enabled - thats why I made it optional, some people love the HD skin and want to use it ... other people prefer things to be smooth as silk, if you're one of those I'd recommend disabling the retina skin.

Obviously on an iPhone4s its smooth as silk regardless .... so I've heard, don't have one myself

(I will be looking to further optimise the speed of the blit in updates which will hopefully bring the retina skin speed up a little - but no promises)
i am using iphone 4s 64gb... i disable the HD Display in preference... graphic not that sharp... but no lag...

when i put it in HD... the graphic is very sluggish..
12-08-2011, 10:12 AM
#27
Quote:
Originally Posted by starfly3r View Post
i am using iphone 4s 64gb... i disable the HD Display in preference... graphic not that sharp... but no lag...

when i put it in HD... the graphic is very sluggish..
The retina display is a bit sluggish on some devices which is why I made it optional for release; I'll continue looking into optimizing it as part of the update cycle and hopefully it'll become smoother as I work our more tricks to speed things up.

I put it into the release so people had the option (as I know some people were impatient for a retina skin) - surprised to hear you're finding it sluggish on the 4s though as our QA didn't find any issues with responsiveness/speed at all on that generation of device ... can I check what iOS version you're running please? (just so we can try the same and see).

(the reason its slightly sluggish is simply its transferring double the number of pixels around the place)
12-08-2011, 10:32 AM
#28
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,150
Hey Marc,

Color me impressed if I properly understand these challenges. Am I right in assuming I could choose any of the thousands of teams covered in the game (even if using fictional players) and then pick "Injury Crisis" and the game will then modify my team to fit the scenario?

I like to picture it as Marc entering my team's virtual locker room with some script in hand and a baseball bat, "Okay, where is the team's super star striker, Brett Salsbury? I need to knock out his right kneecap."

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12-08-2011, 10:36 AM
#29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
The retina display ...
Quick question for the chap who said it was sluggish - do you have any apps running in the background which might be eating up processing power? ... that could be causing the issue to be more noticable for you than it might otherwise be.

(you can check background apps by double clicking the 'home' button- but do bear in mind the entire list shown isn't always 'active apps', it also doubles as most recently used)
12-08-2011, 10:39 AM
#30
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Color me impressed if I properly understand these challenges. Am I right in assuming I could choose any of the thousands of teams covered in the game (even if using fictional players) and then pick "Injury Crisis" and the game will then modify my team to fit the scenario?
Yes thats correct - you can manage any team for a scenario so long as they're in a suitable league/division (for instance you can't do the relegation savior scenario in a division which doesn't have relegation within it) ....

It also tries to tailor the challenge according to the team selected, so if you pick Man Utd for instance they'll be deeper in trouble at the start than say Wolves - otherwise the challenges would be far too easy with some clubs.

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