Italy 1990
Copyright/Publisher: US Gold, Release Year: 1990,
Genre: Football/Soccer, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

Well, Lordy Lordy goodness gracious me! Another football game. How amazing. And guess what? It's very nearly as good as Emlyn Hughes International Soccer. We are privileged this month.

For starters, it's a bit out of date. I mean, I wasn't even born in 1990 (well, I wasn't very old, anyway). And of course, all the teams have changed an awful lot.

But, like Emlyn, the playing sequences are rather marv. There'sa nifty sort of replayish thing, and plenty of top-down action. It's easy to get the hang of: easier than Emlyn Whatsisname, but it's tough to win all the time. There are loads of things you can do, like decent passes, banana shots (whatever they are) and, er, other things too.

Overall, if it came to a fight in the car park, my three pence is on Emlyn. But it's a pretty close-run thing. The Emlyn graphics might just be the clincher at the end of day. And together, they're two games of four halves.


It beats having warm jam thrown at you from a Network Southest commuter train, especially if you thought there was no-one aboard and the station was deserted. But Emlyn's better. Eeh...eeeehh. Neehhh! (You don't get a second try - Ed.)

The ball whizzes past the net with the strength of 10 men. Lucky it didn't go in, or it would have been hell repairing the hole.