Sinclair User

Football Frenzy

Author: Tamara Howard
Publisher: Alternative
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Sinclair User #73

Football Frenzy

Any adventure that has the temerity to tell you on the inlay card that it's Wednesday and you've just had three Shredded Wheat for breakfast has just got to be kidding.

Football Frenzy, the adventure game that has less taste than most, involves your efforts to get your team Grimsditch Rangers to the Cup Final. Judging by the state of the team on the packaging, you're in with a tough job (but you've had the shredded wheat after all). It's the standard set up, changes of location treat you to thoroughly interesting line drawings of your office, your secretary's office and some really rather fascinating tunnels.

If you're an avid football fan, you might just enjoy the game, battling through seemingly impossible odds to get to that all important match.

The vocabulary's small, the locations decidedly footballish (Ok, in this instance, I guess that's a point in its favour) and why does your office carpet have to be magenta? And why is your secretary called Yellow Pages?

Overall Summary

Decidedly budget adventure about a mythical football team and a lot of ridiculous problems. I wish I'd had the shredded wheat instead.

Tamara Howard

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