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ChinnyVision: Matchday
« on: 14:39, 02 July 16 »
The first football game I played on the CPC on my friends 464 (he had it on They Sold A Million 2). I later acquired it on budget by which time it already felt dated.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu9xx22J8D4[/youtube]


Good for the era but quickly bettered. Certainly more fun with 2 players as well as the AI is pretty poor.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #1 on: 15:09, 02 July 16 »
Never played this one. I played Matchday 2 which wasn't bad, although it was a little too slow. Your version looks even worse to play albeit more colourful.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #2 on: 15:19, 02 July 16 »
Never played this one. I played Matchday 2 which wasn't bad, although it was a little too slow. Your version looks even worse to play albeit more colourful.


Matchday 2 was quite enjoyable (i still play it to this day), but Matchday was horrible...

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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #3 on: 16:20, 02 July 16 »
I like the graphics though.  For 1985 they do have a nice clean, cartoony, colourful charm to them (that was too many c-words).  The sequel is a better game but I don't like the graphics as much (especially the heads which despite being in Mode 1 don't seem anywhere near as well defined and readable)
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #4 on: 16:34, 02 July 16 »
I like the graphics though.  For 1985 they do have a nice clean, cartoony, colourful charm to them (that was too many c-words).


Problem is the slow speed and the sprite overlap issues.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #5 on: 18:29, 02 July 16 »

Problem is the slow speed and the sprite overlap issues.


And the horrible ball !

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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #6 on: 04:46, 03 July 16 »

And the horrible ball !


No idea why it ended up being the shape of an American football. Just like I can't think of an explanation for the sprite overlap issues other than 'couldn't be bothered'.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #7 on: 09:21, 03 July 16 »

 I can't think of an explanation for the sprite overlap issues other than 'couldn't be bothered'.

Probably to gain speed.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #8 on: 10:43, 03 July 16 »

No idea why it ended up being the shape of an American football. Just like I can't think of an explanation for the sprite overlap issues other than 'couldn't be bothered'.


It looks like it's taken from the system font !

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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #9 on: 12:01, 03 July 16 »
Probably to gain speed.
correct. The sprites are drawn using XOR.

No idea about the ball.

It uses the firmware for the menu.
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #10 on: 12:44, 03 July 16 »
Probably to gain speed.


Goodness me, imagine how slow it must have been before they did that!
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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #11 on: 14:57, 03 July 16 »
Probably to gain speed.
Using XOR sprites is also easier in pseudo 3D, because you don't actually need to worry about depth handling - the results will be the same regardless of draw order.

I had Match Day on the speccy when it came out and loved it at the time, although it was absolutely rock hard. I think I only ever once actually scored a goal and considered that victory, despite the match ending up something like 39-1! :laugh:

It really hasn't dated well though, so many titles have come and gone since that just did it all a lot better.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #12 on: 03:00, 04 July 16 »
I actually had a lot of fun with this one. It came as part of the They Sold A Million II compilation (along with Bruce Lee, Knight lore and Match Point).
This was actually a lot of fun against another player, despite it's gaudy graphics. Against a computer it was pointless.


Didn't enjoy MDII as much as this one.

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Re: ChinnyVision: Matchday
« Reply #13 on: 15:59, 05 July 16 »
Match Day I was not bad for its time, but thankfully I went straight to II, which I really enjoyed back in the day. I have very fond memories of doing championships with friends during a birthday of mine... :)