Foot­ball Manager Clas­sic 2015

The boy done good – it’s an­other ti­tle re­tained for Foot­ball Manager

Mac Format - - MAC APPS RATED - Alex Blake

£14.99 De­vel­oper Sports In­ter­ac­tive, foot­ball­man­ager.com

Works with iPad Ver­sion 15.3.2

The foot­ball sea­son might be a dis­tant mem­ory (Mario who?), but Sports In­ter­ac­tive has the per­fect so­lu­tion for arm­chair man­agers who can’t wait for Au­gust.

Foot­ball Manager Clas­sic 2015 strips back some of the more egre­gious com­plex­ity from the Mac ver­sion. Train­ing has been sim­pli­fied, for in­stance, and the ev­ery­day run­ning of your club is now more straight­for­ward. It’s a shrewd, Fergieesque de­ci­sion that lets you fo­cus on the ad­dic­tive core of the game.

There’s a lot to di­gest – 150,000 play­ers in 117 leagues to be scouted, as well as myr­iad staff and tac­ti­cal op­tions to ex­plore – yet it’s dis­played clearly. The bright, colour­ful lay­out is well or­gan­ised and presents all you need to see with­out over­whelm­ing.

The scout­ing sys­tem has been re­done and is made man­age­able by help­ful sug­ges­tions from your head scout, while player per­son­al­i­ties have be­come more prom­i­nent – you’ll have to mas­sage those egos if you hope to sur­vive.

Yet it feels like some cor­ners were cut in bring­ing it to the iPad. A strip of icons on the left-hand side holds menu op­tions, but there are no tex­tual prompts of what each icon rep­re­sents. Some tooltips are cut off the screen and can’t be read in full.

Th­ese quirks aside, Foot­ball Manager Clas­sic 2015 is a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion to the se­ries and well­tai­lored to the iPad.

Bar­ring a few dis­play is­sues, FMC15 plays well on the iPad and is an ex­cel­lent ad­di­tion to the Foot­ball Manager fam­ily.

Im­mensely de­tailed world

Stream­lined for iPad

Or­gan­ised, colour­ful dis­play...

...but some lay­out glitches

This ver­sion is the first time Foot­ball Manager’s 3D en­gine has ap­peared on the iPad.

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