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Ritman, the fabled 1980s creator of computer football as we
know it with the original all-formats super-hits Matchday 1&2,
has returned to Ocean to bring playability back to the 90s
videogame generation with the all-new Matchday 3.
Programmed by Jons development group Cranberry Source,
Matchday 3 aims to revolutionise the way we play computer football
by bringing back the idea of learning real soccer skills: how to aim
a shot, how to pass into space, how to get possession and keep it.
The art of passing like a pro doesn't come built-in like others in
this genre, but is something that has to be nurtured over time. This
intuitive gameplay/control system pioneered in Matchday will soon
sort out the 'veterans' from the 'young pretenders' to the crown of
Matchday 3s gameplay philosophy is also based on the computer
doing the 'muscle memory' things for the player - dribbling the ball
automatically with 'sticky feet', etc, allowing the player to
concentrate on the tactical aspects of the game.
Already 5-up at half-time on gameplay, Matchday 3 finishes all the
other opposition off by using the new polar sprout' technology
for the player graphics, ending the days of those pointy polygon
players - making it not only the most playable game around, but also
the most texture perfect.
Viewed in full lifelike 3D, Matchday 3 comes with 24 teams from
across the globe, calculated to give a built in difficulty level
(i.e. playing Brazil is harder than playing Wales). The standard
game may be played Vs a cunning CPU opponent, between two players on
a single machine, or with multiple players by connecting their
computers either by a direct link/network or modem.
Matchday 3 also allows the user to fine tune his team, players and
tactics. Each player has three statistics - speed, kick power and
stamina - all may be adjusted, but as one statistic goes up another
will come down, so you have to find the right balance for each
Grab your jumpers, chuck em on the grass and get ready for the
return of 'Matchday' , Matchday 3, coming on the PC and PlayStation
early this year.