Bundesliga Manager Professional is a soccer simulation game where you take the role as the manager for a third division team in the German Bundesliga and the German league cup! You mission is to raise money and lead your team in to the first division, the Premier league. To get your team where you want it you need to focus and concentrate on the players and your setup. You are able to transfer players, make deals with sponsors and star players, train your team and expand your stadium. You are also able to set the tactics for every player during each match, you can concentrate on defense, midfield and attack.
During the game you are able to find a set of very well animated pictures of important events that might happen. Overall the graphics in Bundesliga Manager Professional is really nice and easy on the eye. There are a few sounds and music clips but you shouldn't expect something superb. As for controlling the game and making your selections you simply use the mouse buttons.
This game offers a lot of different touches. First off the statistics for the players and teams are very accurate which makes it a lot more fun. There are over 30 different injuries and after each game a newspaper prints the statics and information about the last game. This game is also up for some multiplayer action, up to 4 players can play. This game have a good solid game play with lot of extras to boost it up. You should definitely try this one out if you enjoy soccer and a lot of planning and thinking!
Written by: ~niklas
Bundesliga Manager Professional, alternately titled the Manager, is a simulation game that centers on managing a soccer team, specifically in Germany. It was very obscure in the public mainstream, but developed a decent European following. It never reached the levels of popularity of other such games, such as Championship Manager, but it is still a worthwhile play. It was developed by Kron Simulation Software, and was released by Software 2000 in the very early nineties. Despite its initial poor reception, it was actually ported to several formats, including the Amiga and Atari. One of the most fun features of the game is the ability to compete against other human player managers, up to four.
Like other games in this genre, it is a fully licensed title, and features real life statistics and players. In fact, its statistical accuracy is one of the strongest features of the game. It features players and clubs from the English league. The teams and players have real names and correct statistics from the 1990 season. The user plays the part of a manager of a lowly third division soccer team struggling with success. The team has little money and a bleak future. The user has to turn the team around and hopefully lead the team to the first division, and the German league cup, DFB-Pokal.
The user can perform many functions when transforming the team into a force to be reckoned with. He can trade for players, negotiate contracts, train the players he acquires, wheel and deal for big advertising contracts for more cash, change and improve the stadium and its pitch, and so forth. The user is also able to set the individual tactics of the players on field, making them more aggressive, passers, shooters and so on.
The user will plagued with problems along the way. Naturally, the better players will cost more and will be more difficult to keep. Moreover, Bundesliga Manager Professional features over three dozen types of injuries which the manager/gamer will have to monitor and nurse his players through.
The match graphics, while dated, still show off some nice three dimensional qualities. There is an in-depth newspaper report after every match that provides some insight as to what the user could stand to work on in ensuing matches and also adds a degree of interest to the game.
In short, this is a highly underrated management game, possibly due to its release only in a very limited market. It never really got a proper chance, and was overlooked. It should not have been. Soccer fans will love it and managers and micromanagers will also find it a great and challenging play.
Written by: ~Shannon