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App description: This is a football arcade and managerial classic game inspired by: Player Manager, Kick Off 2, Sensible World of Soccer released in the 90s. Original Graphics inspirations are authorised by the original graphic author: Steve Screech.

This game is not using source code or it's not cloned /reverse engineered from original game. It's a free managerial game inspired by Player Manager, Kick Off 2, Sensible World of Soccer games on Commodore amiga and coded, designed from scratch by fan. Kick Off 2, Player Manager, Sensible Soccer graphics and sprite animations are recreated by fans.

You're playing as an International class football player that takes charge of a third division club as Player Manager. His brief is simple - Bring Back The Glory Days. His success depends on his playing skills on the pitch and managerial skills in devising winning tactics, acquiring the right players from the transfer market and building a team worthy of the highest honours.

The mix between management and arcade is the best to have appeared in any soccer game, making it enthralling and addictive. There is a whole slew of extra options and choices that, added together, make this an unique managerial game. If you did own Kick Off, Kick Off 2 or Player Manager then this is a must have game. If you didn`t own Kick Off or Player Manager then you`re missing the most revolutionary soccer management game ever created. This is the most fast paced soccer game ever developed and with the most accurate ball control and physics.


But where TPM really holds it`s own is on the management side. Here, in amongst all the detailed form sheets and generous assortment of menus, is where all the important decisions can be made, starting right off with who you are. There are basically two roles you can play. The first, and possibly the easiest, is the true managerial role, in which case you can play as the whole team, as in Kick Off. The other role, is the role of a true player manager, where you still make all the managerial choices, but can only play football as one member of the team. In this mode, you can only play your chosen position, and have to work with the computer operating the rest of your team for you. Tough to play, but infinitely more rewarding. A lot of the menus and options cover old ground, but in the case of player transfer markets and financial details, that is unavoidable. However, possibly one of the most impressive options yet seen on a managerial game, and the keystone to addictiveness and involvement of this game, is the Tactics option. Forget selecting 4-2-4 or 4-3-3, TPM lets you plan all your set pieces just the way you want them. An infinite amount of different strategies are available to you, the only limit is your imagination. By placing the players in the best positions for your style of play, and marking out approximate trace lines, telling each player where they should be for any given moment, you will never be able to say that you are not in full control of your game.

ST Action - A Stroke of Pure Genius
THE ONE - An exceptional football management simulation, astounding depth. Most involved, rewarding and playable.
THE ACE - Successfully blends challenging soccer management with frenetic end to end arcade action. 920
NEW COMPUTER EXPRESS - The sheer depth in incredible. A definitive management game.
AMIGA FORMAT - Enthralling and addictive. 93%
ZZAP - Best football management game ever written. 92%

The Player Manager 2015 is an hybrid game inspired by Kick Off 2 (gfx, game logic), Player Manager and other football management like SWOS.

The Player Manager 2015 source code is 100% original work made collectively by the Kick Off World community http://www.kickoffworld.net



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03-19-2016, 03:09 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 189
Seems like a few people have missed this.

The game was brought to modern platform by a group of italian hard core fans who collaborated with Steve Screech (original graphics designer for Kick-Off/Player Manager).

The game is however not supported or endorsed by Dino Dini - and if you follow his tweeter posts he is quite enraged about this project.

Anyhow this is quite an authentic rip-off of the original Player Manager and yes it does have trap/pass trap/move mechanic that the original game has. You just need to use 'normal' or 'hard' control type in the options.

Authentic speed is there too (change it to 100%).

But I have to admit that playing this on a touchscreen is quite challenging. Best to use a controller.

03-19-2016, 04:37 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 1,963
Liking this
Thanks for the post
How do I select my starting team it seems to choose it for me?i know the idea is you start 3rd division club biuld it up just didn't know if you could pick that club also I love the fact you can edit your team too change name etc
The real deal

Last edited by Dailon80; 03-19-2016 at 04:39 PM.
03-19-2016, 05:31 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Denmark
Posts: 1,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikiesque View Post
Seems like a few people have missed this.

The game was brought to modern platform by a group of italian hard core fans who collaborated with Steve Screech (original graphics designer for Kick-Off/Player Manager).

The game is however not supported or endorsed by Dino Dini - and if you follow his tweeter posts he is quite enraged about this project.

Anyhow this is quite an authentic rip-off of the original Player Manager and yes it does have trap/pass trap/move mechanic that the original game has. You just need to use 'normal' or 'hard' control type in the options.

Authentic speed is there too (change it to 100%).

But I have to admit that playing this on a touchscreen is quite challenging. Best to use a controller.
Of course most people have missed this. Most won't read a long description but head for the screenshots, and here we have the start menu and an utterly boring field, repeated. I like the text, but the screens made me think it was just spin. So often it seems like indie developers really want to commit commercial suicide.

Anyways thanks for the review, makes it actually sound interesting.
03-19-2016, 05:48 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Bassano del Grappa
Posts: 681
Is MFi support there?
03-19-2016, 08:15 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by atchoo View Post
Is MFi support there?
Did not find any option for that yet.. I haven't go thoroughly though. I do agree with Mikiesque, better use a controller to play this.
Here's a quick gameplay when i tried it:
03-19-2016, 09:35 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701
Posts: 3,026
WTF!!!

this is our beloved old Kick Off/Player Manager, with a touch of Sensible Soccer, WOW!!!!!!!
i've been followed this guys for a long time on their site, but never imagined it came out on iOS...

what a day for an old 80s gamer like me!
03-19-2016, 10:20 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,134
Holy sh*te!!! This is kick off!!!!! It's just too good to be true! After Tennis Champs, this one is definitely game of the month by bloody far and it has the J-League T-T Soooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooood Now I can patiently wait for SSC 16 and AS 2 DLX
03-19-2016, 11:24 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701
Posts: 3,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by djstout View Post
Holy sh*te!!! This is kick off!!!!! It's just too good to be true! After Tennis Champs, this one is definitely game of the month by bloody far and it has the J-League T-T Soooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooood Now I can patiently wait for SSC 16 and AS 2 DLX

yeah, tought the same, Tennis Champ (oustanding), this one (outstanding)... seems the perfect year for old Amiga lovers... guess just missing an emulator!
03-20-2016, 12:23 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gwarmaxx View Post
yeah, tought the same, Tennis Champ (oustanding), this one (outstanding)... seems the perfect year for old Amiga lovers... guess just missing an emulator!
I want "Shadow of the beast" and "Turrican 2" please ^^