Manchester United Europe

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Manchester United Europe
Developer(s) Krisalis
Publisher(s) Krisalis, Telegames
Designer(s) Pete Harrap
Platform(s) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Atari Lynx
Release July 1992
Atari Lynx 1993
Genre(s) Football
Mode(s) 2 Player

Manchester United Europe developed by Krisalis Software is the followup to the 1990 video game Manchester United which had sold over 100,000 copies.[1] The Atari Lynx port was released under the title of European Soccer Challenge.

Gameplay

In Manchester United Europe, the player guides either Manchester United or another club through the UEFA Cup, European Cup, Cup Winners Cup, Super Cup and the World Club Championship.[1]

Development

Computer and Video Games magazine reported in its supplement Hand-Held Go! in May 1992 that Krysalis were developing an Atari Lynx version of the game.[2] They released this version under the title European Soccer Challenge.[3]

Reception

Computer and Video Games magazine reviewed the game for the Amiga in their August 1991 issue giving it a score of 84 out of 100.[1] The Atari Lynx port was reviewed by Robert A Jung which was published to IGN Entertainment. In his final verdict he wrote that "European Soccer Challenge is a very respectable version of the popular sport. The sophisticated gameplay, quality design, and crisp controls are complimented by some very elegant graphics. Non-soccer fans won't be swayed, but enthusiasts will find this title very enjoyable." Then giving the game a score of 8 out of 10.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Manchester United Europe review". No. 117. Computer Videogame Magazine. August 1991. p. 104. 
  2. ^ "Manchester United Europe preview". No. 126. Computer Videogame Magazine. May 1992. 
  3. ^ "European Soccer Challenge". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Robert A. Jung (6 July 1999). "European Soccer Challenge - Third-party developer Telegames presents side-scrolling sports action for soccer fans". IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
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