Retailers are swamped with computer and console footie games these days – most of them rubbish. In fact, they’ve been rubbish for years, with the makers struggling to match the peak of football gaming – Sensible Soccer.
It ruled the consoles and the Amiga (yes, I had one of those) with superfast action, not to mention outrageous goals, psychotic tackles and Roberto Carlos-style free kicks. It looked rubbish (little blocky blokes with hardly any legs), but once you played it, you were hooked.
It’s now back as a great plug ‘n’ play game. It replicates the Mega Drive version (probably better than my Amiga one), complete with 2 Sega-style joypads. And just to add to the nostalgia, it’s also pre-loaded with two other great games of the era from Sensible Software – Cannon Fodder and Mega-Lo-Mania.
It’s nostalgia – but the gameplay still makes it a winner in 2006. Yours for around £25.