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Review: Football Manager Handheld 2012 for iPad

Football Manager Handheld 2012 for iPad

Football Manager Handheld 2012 is this year’s iPad (and iPhone) version of the superb football management game from Sports Interactive. I’m a huge and long-time fan of the Football Manager series, after graduating to it following years of obsession with Championship Manager.

I was over the moon when Football Manager first came to the iPad. Yes, there wa an iPhone version before that but this game lends itself much better to the bigger screen I think. I spent many (many!) hours playing last year’s iPad version of this game and mostly enjoyed it. It had one very major bug which I felt really let the game down though – it would never remember your choices for penalty and set-piece takers. So you could have David Beckham and Roberto Carlos (if he were still playing) set as your free kick takers and then find that every time you got one a lumbering central defender would come forward and blast it nowhere near the goal.

Seeing a new year’s version of Football Manager is always exciting, and even more so for me now with the iPad version. I had high hopes for the new 2012 version and I’ve spent a crazy (just ask my wife) amount of time playing it since it was released last December. Hit the break for all my thoughts on this latest version …

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Price Drops: Football Manager Handheld 2011 for iPad on Sale at $4.99

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Football Manager Handheld 2011 – the excellent iPad version of the hugely popular football (soccer) management game – is on sale at 50% off. The game normally sells for $9.99 and is now at just $4.99 as part of a big, limited time summer sale from Sega. 

I’ve been a huge (obsessed really) fan of Football Manager (and before it Championship Manager) for many years. This iPad version is a superb quick-play version of the game. I’ve played multiple seasons in the game, and though it’s not quite as in-depth as the desktop version, it’s more than close enough for me – and easy to pickup and play for short or long bursts on the iPad.

If you’re a fan of football manager games, this is a good time to pickup the best one for the iPad at a knockdown price.

Here’s an App Store link for Football Manager Handheld 2011; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

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