SENSIBLE SOCCER V1.1
Veteran football hooligan, Steve Merret, slides his tackle towards Sensible Software's update of what is commonly-regarded as THE football game.
In addition, if the goalies of the original were akin to those in the Vauxhall Conference League, V1 .1s keepers are a real step up - to the second division at least. My only real gripe with the first Sensi Soccer was that many a match was lost due to the goalie farting about doing nothing in particular whilst a long and slow ball drifted into the back of the net. Now, however, not only do they
use a little more savvy, but they can also nudge the ball from the goal if they cant hold on to it and they even get up in time for a second chance as your opponents rush in for another crack! Although they still make the odd mistake and often let really dumb goals in, the addition of these enhanced keepers is the real saving grace of this updated version, and ensures that the games are real end-to-end affairs which keep the players on their toes.
I really cannot praise this update highly enough. Simply by conceding that the original wasnt perfect and actually doing something about it both Renegade and Sensible have scored well on my caring people scale. However, whereas past enhanced versions of games (Arkanoid, Xenon, et al) have been minor remixes of old favourites, the additions made here are genuinely to the games benefit. If you are one of the few sad individuals who didnt buy Sensible Soccer first time round, then do so now - they dont come any better than this. And I have a feeling that Renegade are going to be swamped with upgraders, too.
DO WE GO FROM HERE
The enhancements made to Sensible leave us wondering where they could go from here. When Anco released Kick Off II, Refs, free kicks, and aftertouch had been added, but between the original Sensi and V1.1 these ideas have already been covered. The seqel could feature players who cry when they get sent off before launching on a short-lived pop career, but as far as on-field action goes Sensible have it covered
|buyers guide||RENEGADE £25.99 (£3.95 upgrade)|
date: Out now
best just got better - buy it now...'
From CU Amiga December 1992