Here's the drill: The player faces a succession of shots from different distances and angles, eith the aim of saving as many as possible. There's a practice mode and a skill challenge, where you move up through the game by saving four successive shots.
So the Shilton bit is obvious but why handball Maradona? In-game screens show the title ‘Peter Shilton’s Football’, which leads us to conclude that the Maradona element was added in post production in an attempt to shift more units and was probably (hopefully) done without Shilton’s knowledge.
Knowing how much the diminutive Argentine boiled Shilton’s blood, it's unlikely he would have given the OK otherwise. Which is nice.
Ally McCoist Director of Football (1999)