Football Crazy Challenge (Amiga)


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Football Crazy Challenge (Amiga)

  • This is a used Amiga compilation that comes boxed and with the manual.
  • Tested: Player manager and Final Whistle load ok but Kick off 2 doesn’t load.
  • Please see photos for the condition.

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Anco’s Football Crazy Challenge, 3-disk set for the Commodore Amiga. Includes Player Manager, Kick Off 2 (plus World Cup ’90), and Final Whistle.

  • Player Manager was a football management game, released in 1990. It was notable for being the first game to combine both managing the team and playing as a single player. The match engine borrowed heavily from the Kick Off match engine, which was developed by Dino Dini and Anco Software, who also created Player Manager. This was the first in a series of games called Player Manager.
  • A remake of the game was in development for iPhone but was shelved and never released. A remake with the original graphics by Steve Screech has been developed and released on Google Play Store and elected as one of the best 3 football managerial games on Android.

  • The Kick Off franchise is a series of football simulation video games, In 1988 Dino Dini was hired to code a top down football game from a Steve Screech idea. in 1989 Kick Off was then published by Anil Gupta’s publishing house Anco Software for the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga. The original version was programmed by Dino Dini with graphics, playtesting and tuning by Steve Screech. First released in 1989, Kick Off was well-received and won awards.
  • After the release of Kick Off several sequels were released. Player Manager was released in 1990. The game was the first game to combine a management environment (including tactics, league play, transfers, and detailed player attributes) with a football game engine (based on that of Kick Off). Kick Off 2 was released in 1990 as a sequel to Kick Off. The game introduced a number of new features as well as several small alterations.
  • In 1992, Dino Dini left Anco and signed a contract for Virgin Games, which released Goal! in 1993. Anco released several further editions of the Kick Off series between 1994 and 1997, but these games had little in common with Kick Off and Kick Off 2. In 2001–2003, the KOA collaborated closely with Anco developer Steve Screech in an attempt to relaunch the Kick Off and Player Manager series. Kick Off 2002 was released. Anco started to work on another sequel Kick Off 2004 which reached beta status. The attempt came to a halt when Anco closed in 2003.

  • In 1991, Anco Software Ltd. publishes Kick Off 2: The Final Whistle on Amiga. Also published on Atari ST, this video game is abandonware, you can get it here.
  • Kick Off 2: The Final Whistle is an addon for Kick Off 2, you will need the original game to play.

Another great retro game available at Escapist Gamer – Rick Dangerous (Amiga) 

Additional information

Weight 246 g
Dimensions 24 × 19 × 5 cm


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