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      03.04.2008 06:19

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      If you've loved Championship Manager and their ilk on any system you care to name, then you would be right in expecting a football management game for the Dreamcast that is worthy of this systems' awesome ability to entertain. Unfortunately, Giant Killers looks like it was coded in 1985. As management sims go, this has the least likely looking, and most maddeningly unsatisfying payoff, ever (perhaps) devised.

      Management sims are a rare breed of game where the graphics and usual accoutrements you automatically expect of other games, are not supposed to matter. Thing is though - they do matter. Simple text only games died out for good reason decades ago and thought this one features 'scrolling text' (ooooerhhhh!) during matches, it struggles to look even passable amongst all other management sims that have been created for consoles since. Post the most recent crop of playable, deeply involving and quite beautifully animated console sims (LMA and their like), this one looks and feels like it belongs in a museum - out there with Donkey Kong and Scramble!

      Even in 2001, this game played like something that had been kept around for 10 years after its first coding (I suspect that's exactly what the developer did!). Now, its nothing more than a curio, and a rather boring one at that. Competently handled, but simply outclassed in playability and interest by every other management sim I have ever played.

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      24.10.2001 08:49

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      Giant Killers has become one of the only managerial games to hit the Dreamcast, and yes, it probably is the only one - at least, the only football managing game on the console, and it's pretty good too. It's well presented with clear, simple menu screens, but don't go expecting a Championship Manager, as Giant Killers is not as vast as the king of manager games. You can select any team in the English leagues, which includes the Premiership, first, second, third divisions and the Football conference, all the teams are up to date for last season - i.e. the 2000/2001 seasons, and you must guide you club to the top, selecting one of three difficulty modes. The harder the mode, the more pressure, more tasks and more fun generally you will have. The commentary is not voiced, but instead it's like CM, with the text coming up to show you what's happened, and of course you can adjust the way your team plays, change tactics - make that substitution, but be warned as freak results rarely happen, so don't go setting out with an all out attack formation when you're Luton or a similar team, facing someone like Manchester United! Not a wise decision. You can make transfers, and everything is realistic - Michael Owen will not come and play for Luton, and Manchester United don't really want to buy Scunthorpe's reserve striker, but choose your team wisely. The game is fun to play, it's a challenge and will keep you entertained for a while. 4 stars.

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      16.09.2001 04:38

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      Giant Killers has become one of the only managerial games to hit the Dreamcast, and yes, it probably is the only one - at least, the only football managing game on the console, and it's pretty good too. It's well presented with clear, simple menu screens, but don't go expecting a Championship Manager, as Giant Killers is not as vast as the king of manager games. You can select any team in the English leagues, which includes the Premiership, first, second, third divisions and the Football conference, all the teams are up to date for last season - i.e. the 2000/2001 seasons, and you must guide you club to the top, selecting one of three difficulty modes. The harder the mode, the more pressure, more tasks and more fun generally you will have. The commentary is not voiced, but instead it's like CM, with the text coming up to show you what's happened, and of course you can adjust the way your team plays, change tactics - make that substitution, but be warned as freak results rarely happen, so don't go setting out with an all out attack formation when you're Luton or a similar team, facing someone like Manchester United! Not a wise decision. You can make transfers, and everything is realistic - Michael Owen will not come and play for Luton, and Manchester United don't really want to buy Scunthorpe's reserve striker, but choose your team wisely. The game is fun to play, it's a challenge and will keep you entertained for a while. 4 stars.

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      29.08.2001 07:05

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      Giant Killers has become one of the only managerial games to hit the Dreamcast, and yes, it probably is the only one - at least, the only football managing game on the console, and it's pretty good too. It's well presented with clear, simple menu screens, but don't go expecting a Championship Manager, as Giant Killers is not as vast as the king of manager games. You can select any team in the English leagues, which includes the Premiership, first, second, third divisions and the Football conference, all the teams are up to date for last season - i.e. the 2000/2001 seasons, and you must guide you club to the top, selecting one of three difficulty modes. The harder the mode, the more pressure, more tasks and more fun generally you will have. The commentary is not voiced, but instead it's like CM, with the text coming up to show you what's happened, and of course you can adjust the way your team plays, change tactics - make that substitution, but be warned as freak results rarely happen, so don't go setting out with an all out attack formation when you're Luton or a similar team, facing someone like Manchester United! Not a wise decision. You can make transfers, and everything is realistic - Michael Owen will not come and play for Luton, and Manchester United don't really want to buy Scunthorpe's reserve striker, but choose your team wisely. The game is fun to play, it's a challenge and will keep you entertained for a while. 4 stars.

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      08.07.2001 04:32
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      To me Giantkillers is the best sports tactical game out on the dreamcast. You can be any team you want as long as its in the conference, division 3, division 2, division1, or the premiership. It has all the up to date players on it from the 2000-2001 season and is realistic with the players you try and sign for example if you are Boston United you will find it very difficult to sign Alan Shearer or Andy Cole. There is three different modes easy, medium, and hard. You can only do training in the meduim and hard versions.. its runs through the commentry like videprinter style over all i would give thiis game 9 out of 10 rating its marvalous.

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