Manchester United Europe

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.

Manchester United Europe
Amiga Manchester United Europe cover art.jpg
Original Amiga cover art
Developer(s)Krisalis Software
Publisher(s)Krisalis Software
Telegames (Lynx)
Programmer(s)Peter Harrap
Artist(s)Mark Potente
Neil Adamson
Composer(s)Matt Furniss
SeriesManchester United
Platform(s)Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum
Release1991
1992 (IBM PC)
1993 (Lynx)
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
(up to two players)

GameplayEdit

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]

DevelopmentEdit

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]

ReleaseEdit

The Atari Lynx version of the game (European Soccer Challenge) was being converted and planned to be published by Telegames for the Atari Jaguar and was first announced in 1994,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] with plans to be released later in the year but was rescheduled to be published around the second quarter of 1995, however, this port was never released for unknown reasons.[11][12][13]

ReceptionEdit

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 complemented 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.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Manchester United Europe review". No. 117. Computer Videogame Magazine. August 1991. p. 104. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  2. ^ "Manchester United Europe preview". No. 126. Computer Videogame Magazine. May 1992. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  3. ^ "European Soccer Challenge". GameSpot.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-22. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  4. ^ "ATARI ANNOUNCES JAGUAR DEVELOPERS". Nine Lives. September 24, 1993. Archived from the original on December 7, 2004. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  5. ^ "News - La Jaguar ronronne - On attend sur Jaguar". Génération 4 (in French). No. 64. Computec Media France. March 1994. p. 33. Archived from the original on 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  6. ^ "Action Feature - Jaguar Previews - The Jaguar moves in". Atari ST User. No. 99. Europress. April 1994. pp. 64–69.
  7. ^ "Warpzone - Demnächst für Eure Konsolen". Video Games (in German). No. 30. Future-Verlag. May 1994. p. 79. Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  8. ^ "Special - Release Schedule ECTS-Messe". Mega Fun (in German). No. 21. CT Computec Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. June 1994. p. 16. Archived from the original on 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  9. ^ "Update Games News - Atari ooze confidence at ECTS - Jaguar Developers". ST Format. No. 59. Future plc. June 1994. pp. 56–57. Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  10. ^ "Warpzone - Jaguar - Angekündigte Jaguar-Spiele". Video Games (in German). No. 32. Future-Verlag. July 1994. p. 32. Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  11. ^ "News - Update - Around the corner... - Expected Release Dates". ST Format. No. 56. Future plc. March 1994. p. 48. Archived from the original on 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  12. ^ "News - Update - New Jaguar Development System Released - Expected Release Dates". ST Format. No. 57. Future plc. April 1994. p. 50. Archived from the original on 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  13. ^ "Feature - XT Generation Report - Atari Jaguar". MAN!AC (in German). No. 20. Cybermedia. June 1995. p. 40.
  14. ^ 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.