From Croatia came this overhead view football game resembling Sensible Soccer. The standard selection of competitions are on offer, with a full range of club and national competitions.
Far more moves are possible in this one though, including overhead kicks, backheelers, riding tackles and even some impressive overhead kicks, all of which need practice to be perfected. Passing works in a similar way to Sensible, but requiring a longer tap, and giving more versatility in where the pass is placed. Extra details such as an on-screen referee and a zoom feature on replays are included. Kits can be edited in more detail than most games of the time as well.
Football Glory is an interesting Sensible Soccer clone that falls far short of that classic due to insipid gameplay and poor controls. The game offers many options, from World cup to European championships through to domestic leagues. You can even edit your own club and create your own leagues/cups with as many teams as you like and either play against the computer or against your friends.
Developer Croteam at the time set out to challenge the then mighty Sensible Soccer with improvements to the tried-and-true gameplay such as bicycle kicks, an after touch, and a lot of other features. It is in the humor department, though, that Football Glory truimphs in, with many funny features such as being able to be sent off and punching the referee, the appearance of streakers(!) during the match, and stretcher bearers running to take injured players away.
The humor of the game, while making it very unique and appealing, can't save it from poor controls and gameplay-- computer AI is sorely lacking, as the computer will choose strange strategies that lead to easy victories for you. Still, Football Glory is a good choice if you don't want to spend ages mastering a football game, or want an easy challenge. Unfortunately, because Sensible Software threatend court action over copyright, Football Glory was never further developed.
Note: In 1998 Croteam released Football Glory as freeware, to cheers of soccer fans worldwide.
People who downloaded Football Glory have also downloaded:
Football Limited (a.k.a. Bundesliga Manager Hattrick), Football Fanatic, FIFA Soccer 96, FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, FIFA Soccer Manager, FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006, Fila World Tour Tennis, Football Masters 98
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