Welcome to Super Soccer, the most realistic football simulation yet!
We think Super Soccer is the best computer soccer simulation yet. Be
Maradonna on screen. You can dribble past opponents, slide tackle, make
crosses, even attempt diving headers. But what makes this game outstanding
in its own field is the control you can exercise over the ball. No other
game allows you to control the strength of your sharp shooting and ball
passing like Super Soccer does. So get on the ball in the game of the
This has four status boxes on the right hand side showing:
| Level of play | Match Duration | Mode of play | Number of players |
Press 'F1' to advance the level of difficulty between 1 and 3.
Press 'F3' to change the total length of a game between 10, 20 and 30 minutes.
Press 'F5' to change mode between Tournament, (to play which you can have any
number of players), Single game, (played with one or two players) or
Practice (played with only one player).
Press 'F7' to select the number of players from 1 to 8. Selecting two players
automatically selects single game and three players selects tournament mode.
The Colour Editor allows you to select any colour for
Team 1, Team 2.
Press [F3] to advance Team 1 colour.
Press [F5] to advance Team 2 colour.
The Names Editor allows you to define any of the team names used throughout
Use 'F1' to select team to change.
Press 'F3' to edit name. Input your new name, which can be up to 9 letters.
Press 'ENTER' when finished.
Press 'F7' to return to continue.
N.B. In Tournament if there are say 5 players then these players correspond
with the top 5 names on the list i.e. player one is the top name in the list
and so on.
Playing The Super Soccer Tournament
After a game has been played the score card will be displayed in a darker
When entering the Tournament the screen will clear and you will be presented
with the draw for the first round. All human controlled teams are highlighted
From the Tournament page you can press,
'F7' to Kick Off, that is play the next game. If there are any humans
involved you can change the settings by pressing 'F1', 'F3' and 'F5'. If there are no humans involved
the match and its results will be printed up. After a pause it will return to
the Tournament page.
'DELETE' will abort the tournament. This will return to the Main Menu. On
re-entering the tournament the first round will have been completely
re-drawn and no games will have been played.
All winning teams will automatically be placed in the next round of the
Super Soccer Tournament.
N.B. Just as in the Single Game there must always be a winner, so extra time
and penalties will be played to accomplish this.
Super Soccer Single Gamer
Play against either the computer of a friend. After the full period of time
if the score is a draw then 5 minutes of extra time will be played. If after
this it is still a draw then there will be a penalty shoot out.
Super Soccer Practice
Use this mode to learn the skills of a Super Soccer champion. Practice
dribbling and close ball control. Practice chipping, kicking and driving the
ball. You can all also practice throw-ins. No other player will interfere
with your practice.
N.B. This mode can only be chosen when there is one player selected.
Playing Super Soccer
This game features advanced "Intelligent" joystick control. We list the
controls available at your finger tips but suggest that the best way to
learn to play is by using the practice mode. The player under your control
is indicated by a halo above their head. Your opponent, be it human or the
computer, has a halo but in a different colour.
If you are running, say from left to right, then:
[NO MOVE] - NO CHANGE
[UP + LEFT] - DECELERATE
[UP] - 90 DEGREE TURN STOP
[UP + RIGHT] - 45 DEGREE TURN SAME SPEED
[RIGHT] - ACCELERATE
[RIGHT + DOWN] - 45 DEGREE TURN SAME SPEED
[DOWN] - 90 DEGREE TURN STOP
[DOWN + LEFT] - DECELERATE
[LEFT] - DECELERATE
Your speed is indicated by a blue bar at the top of the status box above your
team name. Remember, you will accelerate if you push the joystick in the
direction you are facing and decelerate for the reverse directions.
No-one in Possession of the bal
Pressing fire when no-one is in possession has no effect as you are
automatically given control of the player closest to the ball.
Opposing team in Possession
If you are close enough to the player with the ball you will do a SLIDING
TACKLE. The force of the sliding tackle depends upon your speed. You recieve
a PENALTY POINT (see below) and comit a foul (see PLACE KICKS) if you come
into contact with the player before the ball. If you are a distance from the
player with the ball then pressing fire will cause the halo to be changed to
the player next closest to the ball.
You are in Possession
Dribbling with the ball is automatic, there is no need to press fire. The
fastest you run the further ahead of you the ball will travel therefore
making high speed dribbling tricky. Close precision dribbling will only be
possible at slower speeds.
Pressing fire increases your force of kick (indicated by the cyan bar at the
bottom of the status box). The ball will be kicked with the given force as
soon as the player meets the ball. The style of kick depends on how the
joystick is being moved.
MOVING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
[UP + LEFT] - CROSS
[RIGHT] - DRIVE
[DOWN + LEFT] - CROSS
[LEFT] - CHIP
[NO MOVE] - ORDINARY KICK
The goal keeper can be moved as an ordinary player but also has his own set
of controls. If the goal keeper is moving forward then he acts like a normal
player. If the 'keeper is stationary then -
[UP] - SIDESTEP UP GOAL
[NONE] - STATIONARY
[DOWN] - SIDESTEP DOWN GOAL
i.e. moving the joystick at right angles when he is stationary causes the
'keeper to sidestep. When the 'keeper is either stationary or side stepping
then pressing fire and moving the joystick issues the following commands.
(LEFT HAND GOAL)
[UP + LEFT] - HIGH LEFT
[UP] - LOW LEFT
[RIGHT] - DIVE AT FEET
[DOWN] LOW LEFT
[DOWN + LEFT] - HIGH RIGHT
[LEFT] - HIGH UP
Use the joystick to point the ball in the desired direction. Use fire to
build up the force, the larger the force the harder the throw. Releasing fire
throws the ball.
Trapping the ball
Pressing fire when the ball hits a player under your control (after being
kicked by the opposition) causes the ball to be CHESTED DOWN. If not then the
ball just bounces off your body.
Heading the Ball
If the ball is in the air and your player is close enough to it then pressing
fire will cause him to do either a JUMPING header or a DIVING header,
depending upon the state of play.
Speed and Energy
Your energy will increase or decrease depending upon your speed. Running
fast causes the energy to decrease while running slow makes the energy
increase. When your energy falls to a certain level then your speed will be
limited until you build the energy back up.
Every time a player commits a foul he is given a penalty point. One point
equals a caution, two a yellow card and three a red card. These are
represented in the status area by blue, yellow and red squares.
Note: When a player is sent off with a red card he does not return!
Both 'keeper and striker use their normal controls as given.
Free kicks and Corners
When a free kick or corner is about to take place a plan view of the entire
pitch is displayed and the clock stopped. You now have 30 seconds to place
your team anywhere on the pitch. Move your flashing symbol to its desired
spot and then press fire to move onto the next player. Pressing fire and
holding the joystick in a position will make the player run in that direction
when the ball is kicked. Players one and two do this simultaneously.
Play recommences after the referee's whistle is blown.
Kicking The Ball In Dead Ball Situations
To allow greater variety of play, controlling the ball at corners, free kicks
and penalties is slightly different from normal control. Pressinfg fire
increases the energy but until you come into contact with the ball your
player will not change direction. When contact is made with the ball, the
type of kick depends on the joystick input (detailed below). Once again these
controls are transposed for each direction of movement.
MOVING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
[UP + RIGHT] - CHIP LEFT
[UP] - ORDINARY LOB
[UP + RIGHT] - DRIVE LEFT
[RIGHT] - LOW STRAIGHT DRIVE
[RIGHT + DOWN] - DRIVE
[DOWN] - ORDINARY LOB
[DOWN + LEFT] - CHIP RIGHT
[LEFT] - CHIP STRAIGHT
Hints And Tips
Persevere! it is worth the effort. Use Practice mode to learn the controls.
Don't try to run the entire length of the pitch at full speed, you will not
make it. Use accelerate and decelerate to confuse the opponent on dribbling
runs. Time running up to the ball and kicking (i.e. pressing fire) for
maximum effect. Learn the art of passing and moving the ball quickly between
your team. The fire button can be used to change the active player within
Concept and Design By: R.C.D. LTD., Programmed By: D. J. ANDERSON,
Assisted By: C. McLAUGHLAN, Graphics By: D. J. ANDERSON, Produced By: D. C. WARD
(c) 1986 Imagine Software (1984) Limited.