The first game in the series is a gem still
Championship Manager has had its high points (the Championship Manager 97/98) and its lower points (maybe the last - commercial - years), but the beginning was really spectacular. The first game in the series was developed by two soccer fanatic brothers, Paul and Oliver Collyer. The game started as a hobby for the 2, but, soon enough the creation developed to the point where it was good enough to be seen by the general public. After a porting session, in which the game was re-written and recompiled to run under the more flexible C programming language, fitted with a more comprehensive database with real players, the game was ready to capture the attention and adulation of the world. The mechanics, tabs, and screens that would later become integral to the experience are present in their proto-form in the 93 version as well and, they do manage to allow a fairly simple and enjoyable control scheme. You can really have a good time with the game for a season or two; to see how it all started but soon enough the limitations will kick in. The game is a good simulation of the 92 championship, thus, if you want to play to win, pick a British team. Championship Manager 93 is and will remain a great innovative game, so do give it a try, it is worth the effort.