Thursday, 15 January 2009
Trophy Manager is a free online online football management game where you take charge of your own soccer club. The game has over 100,000 teams playing the game from 125 countries.
In Trophy Manager you take total control of your own soccer club. An ever-confident and enthusiastic board has selected you as the manager who’s going to make the most of their club’s potential. When you start out you have got a squad of 25 eager players, as well as a heap of cash to spend on players and stadium upgrades. You must decide the tactics, find and hire the perfect coaching staff, train your players best as you can and expand the club’s infrastructure - All to get as close as you can to promotion, championships and, possibly, the Champions Cup of your region.
When you join Trophy Manager your club is automatically entered into two competitions- The league and the national cup. In your league you compete against seventeen other clubs for a trophy and promotion to the next league. In the national cup your team plays in a massive knock out competition against every other club in your nation. Once you reach the top division in your country you have the opportunity to qualify for one of the International club competitions. In these competitions your team plays against the best teams from other countries. In addition to all this, you can also play friendlies against other teams, which are usually non-competitive, but fun non the less.
The first thing a user does is start the team creation process, this is done by entering the desired clubname and a valid email address. This process can be more or less rapid according to the number of users who are on the waiting list. After the registration process, the new user gets a team (which they name). The beginner becomes the manager of whole new team of 25 players. Moreover, the team has at its disposal a small stadium and a small amount of money. The name of the stadium and of the coach can be changed in the settings. The manager has to decide which tactics to use, to find and hire the perfect coach, and to train the players and expand the infrastructure.
Teams now can invest in the stadium and in improving the youth players and the centers of training. Teams are also able to improve the capacity of the stadium, improve the food and merchandise, services and infrastructure. There are many customizations that a user can do on his own team, as rename its stadium or change the type of training. But, like in any game management, the user must place his players in the position that they want to play.
Each season lasts roughly 3 months. If the team is successful, it can be promoted to a higher division through direct qualification or by disputing a play-off (if a team of the 2nd division rises to the 1st by play-off) with a team of the division above. This division scheme varies from one country to another, and some countries have more divisions than others.
Overall i had alot of fun with this game. I’m a big soccer fan, so to come across a game as fun and exciting as this was pretty awesome to say the least. The only downside that i found was just like all BBG’s, you start to lose interest after a while. Regardless of that, if your a soccer fan your going to definitely want to try this game.