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Version: 1.0 | Updated: 01/13/05


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                     **      BY VillanzUK       **
                     **                         **
                     **  dan2003nz@hotmail.com  **
                     **                         **
                     **       VERSION: 1.0      **
                     **                         **
                     **    January 13th 2005    **
                     **                         **
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CONTENTS
========

1. Disclaimer
2. Intro
3. Controls
3. Game Modes
4. Playing Tips
5. Team/Player Profiles
6. Cheats & Tricks
7. Credits


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1. DISCLAIMER
=============

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private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web
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of copyright.
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respective trademark and copyright holders.

Right now, this guide is only available from www.gamefaqs.com so if you found
this on some other website, please let me know.
Basically, unless otherwise stated, this is all my own work so don't steal it,
borrow it, publish it or stick it on your website without asking. Thank you.


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2. INTRO
========

Super Soccer was the first SNES game I ever bought and after paying £40 for it
I was gutted to find it lacked the depth and realism of Amiga soccer games. But
after a couple of weeks I realised how much fun this game really is - and who
cares if all the player names are made up!
So this is my guide to what is now one of my favourite old-school soccer games.
I hope you find it useful.


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3. CONTROLS
===========

WITH THE BALL:
D-Pad   -  Run with ball
B       -  Shot or long high pass
A       -  Pass along the ground or low shot
Y       -  Pass to selected receiver (player with big arrow above his head)
X       -  Not used
L       -  Change pass receiver
R       -  Change pass receiver
START   -  Change pass receiver
SELECT  -  Pause

WITHOUT THE BALL:
D-Pad   -  Move player around the pitch
B       -  Slide tackle
A       -  Slide tackle
Y       -  Shoulder barge (body check)
X       -  Not used
L       -  Not used
R       -  Not used
START   -  Not used
SELECT  -  Pause

KICK-OFF:
B       -  Pass to selected receiver (player with big arrow above his head)
Y       -  Pass to selected receiver (player with big arrow above his head)
L       -  Change pass receiver
R       -  Change pass receiver

CORNER:
D-Pad   -  Use UP and DOWN to move direction pointer
B       -  Take corner

FREE-KICK:
D-Pad   -  Move direction pointer
B       -  High pass
A       -  Low pass
Y       -  Pass to selected receiver (player with big arrow above his head)
L       -  Change pass receiver
R       -  Change pass receiver

PENALTY KICK:
D-Pad   -  Aim player left or right
B       -  Take penalty


PLAYING TIPS
============

General Play
------------
ATTACKING: (long shots, aim for top/bottom corners with diagonal shots)

DEFENDING: Always use shoulder charge to tackle unless your player already has
           a yellow card (see 'Cards' section below). The shoulder charge is
           much more successful than the slide tackle.

PASSING: I always use the short pass (B Button) as it's quicker and less fiddly
         than the other passing methods.


Set Pieces
----------
CORNERS: (from left) press down once, take corner with B, run right to meet it,
	 head/volley ball at near post.

PENS: Always aim for one of the corners as there will be less chance of the
      goalie saving it.
      When you have a penalty against you it's very difficult to save (harder
      than in shoot-out mode. The best way is to just predict in your mind
      where it might go and dive that way as soon as the player kicks.
      TIP: They usually aim for the bottom corners.

FREE KICKS: Shooting direct is pointless. Best to pass it short and work a move
            as you would in open play.

GOAL KICKS: Hit them straight forward as far as you can and try to head the
            ball on with one of your outfield players.

THROW-INS: Throw-ins are pretty useless in Super Soccer, but the best way to
           use them is to throw to the nearest man then try to run into some
           space to create a move.


Cards
---------
- The refs in this game give out cards pretty randomly but it is almost always
(99% of the time) for shoulder charge tackles.

- If a player has been yellow-carded already (his number over his head will be
flashing), then don't shoulder charge with him unless you have to. You risk
getting him sent off.

- If you do get a player sent off there are things you can do to cover for him.
The simplest is to move a player for a less important position to fill in his
position. For example if you have a central defender sent off, move a left-back
or right-back into his position as CPU teams rarely attack down the wings.


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4. GAME MODES
=============

There are 3 types of game to play: 

    SINGLE GAME - A single match between any two teams.

    SHOOTOUT - A penalty shootout between two teams.

    TOURNAMENT - A World Championship were you must beat every other team.


SINGLE GAME
-----------

In a single game, first you choose between the following options:

   1P VS COM - A single-player game against computer controlled opponents.

   1P VS 2P - A 2-player game. Player 1 against Player 2.

   1P 2P VS COM - Player 1 and Player 2 team up against a computer opponent.

This just kind of a practice mode where you can play against any team, or you
can have a multiplayer game against a friend.
In this mode you can choose how long you want each half to last, between 1
minute and 99 minutes! I would recommend never choosing 99 minute halves, as
that would mean a 198-minute match (that's over 3 hours!!) and if you don't die
of boredom first, your thumbs will fall off if you play for this long - you
have been warned.


SHOOTOUT
--------

If you are not familiar with penalty shoot-outs, this is how they work:
- Each team gets 5 penalty-kicks, taken alternately.
- Whoever scores the most penalties is the winner.
- If the score is tied after both teams have taken 5 penalties, both teams take
  a sixth penalty. If the scores are still tied, both teams take a seventh
  penalty, and so on, and so on. This continues until there is a winner.

So here's how you play a shootout on Super Soccer.

TAKING PENALTIES:
First of all, decide where you're going to aim for.
There are 9 places in the goal that you can aim for: the left side, the right
side, the four corners, above the goalie, between the goalie's legs, and
straight down the middle. When playing against the computer I would recommend
always aiming for one of the corners, otherwise the goalie stands a good chance
of saving.

Next you need to take the penalty kick.
You can either hit it hard or soft. Soft shots do work (especially against
human opponents) but I always prefer to use hard shots as it makes it harder to
save. To take the penalty using a soft shot, just aim and press B. To use a
hard shot you need to aim, press B and then just as your player kicks the ball,
press B again.

SAVING PENALTIES:
This is a pretty tricky thing to pull of and if you save more than 2 penalties
in one shootout, you're doing well. Basically to make a save, push a direction
on the D-pad and press B to dive.
The best way to save a penalty is to have good reactions: wait until you see
which direction the ball is going, then make your save. But this can be very
hard when the opponent uses a mixture of hard and soft shots.
The other way to save a penalty is just to guess. Pick a direction in your mind
and as soon as the player hits the ball, dive and hope for the best.

BEATING A HUMAN OPPONENT:
There are a few tips you can use in shootouts, when playing against a friend.

- SNEAKY PEEK: Try to get a sneaky look at where your opponent is aiming, on
               his controller. Then dive that way to save his shot.
- HIDE YOUR PAD: Don't let your opponent get a sneaky peek of your pad.
- MIX IT UP: Use a mixture of hard and soft shots, this way your opponent might
             mis-time his saves. Even better, use mostly hard-shots but
             occasionally throw a soft one in and it's almost guaranteed to
             score.
- STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE: Occasionally aim your shot straight at the goalie.
                            If your opponent uses the 'guessing' method of
                            saving, they will always dive out of the way.


TOURNAMENT
----------

There are 2 options when you select TOURNAMENT:

  NEW GAME - Start a new tournament.
  CONTINUE - Enter a code, to continue a previous tournament game.

Tournament mode is what Super Soccer is really all about. You play a series of
games against every team (apart from the one that you control) - 15 games in
total - to try and become the World Champion. You start off by playing the
worst team (Belgium) and work your way up to the best team (Germany).
Games in tournament mode always have 5-minute halves.

After each game in a tournament you will see a continue code (on the screen
where your final score appears). This code is made up of 8 arrows, which
represent directions on the control pad. When you select CONTINUE from the
main menu you will be taken to a screen which looks like the shootout screen
but with 8 circles at the bottom. Enter the code by holding the correct
direction and pressing B. If you got it right a player will take a penalty and
score it - if you entered it wrong, he will miss.

If you manage to complete the Tournament (ie you beat Germany) you will then be
challenged by the NINTENDO team, who play all in black and have by far the best
players in the whole game.

If you beat the Nintendo team, then you really have completed the game (well,
the Easy mode of the game anyway). After the ending sequence you'll be given a
code so that you can unlock EXPERT MODE. Beating the game in expert mode is a
lot tougher but when you finally beat the Nintendo team in Expert mode, that's
it. You have finally beaten the game to within an inch of it's life.
Feel proud.


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5. TEAM PROFILES
============================

Here is a rundown of all the teams in super soccer and a list of their players.
I've also listed the attributes of each player (ratings out of 15) as shown in
the game.
The abbreviations for the players' attributes and playing positions are:

Attributes
----------
AT = Attacking power (power of shot)
DF = Defensive skill (quality of tackling)
RN = Running speed

Positions
---------
POS = Position
GK  = Goalkeeper
DEF = Defender
MID = Midfielder
FOR = Forward/Striker


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5.1   GERMANY
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "A strong defence and super-charged attack are
the keys to this team's overwhelming success against other teams.
Of course, this team is the hot favourite to win."

RANK:      1st
FORMATION: 4-3-3

SHIRTS: White
SHORTS: Black
SOCKS:  White

ATTACK:  100%
DEFENCE: 90%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Dolph   GK     1   10   11
2. Franz   DEF    5   10   11
3. Andre   DEF    5   10   11
4. Arnie   DEF    5   10   11
5. Karl    DEF    5   10   11
6. Klaus   MID    7    7   11
7. Lotar   MID   12   12   13
8. Kurt    MID    7    7   11
9. Max     FOR   12    8   12
10. Rudi   FOR   14    8   13
11. Hans   FOR    9    4   11

12. Penn   DEF    2    8   11
13. Otto   FOR    8    3   11
14. Ulric  MID    7    6   11
15. Byrne  MID    7    6   11
16. Jorge  MID    7    6   11

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Lotar (No. 7) and Rudi (No. 10) who appear to be based on the real-life players
Lothar Matteaus (sp???) and Rudi Voller.
I rate Lotar as the third best player in Super Soccer behind Diego of Argentina
and Jiro of Japan (seriously!).


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5.2   ARGENTINA
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "Argentina has one of the best players in the world.
He led them to the world championship a few years ago."

RANK: 2nd
FORMATION: 4-4-2

SHIRTS: White with blue stripes
SHORTS: Black
SOCKS:  Yellow

ATTACK:  90%
DEFENCE: 90%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Emil    GK     1   11   11
2. Ruben   DEF    5   10   11
3. Jose    DEF    5   10   11
4. Ariel   DEF    5   10   11
5. Carlo   DEF    5   10   11
6. Julio   MID    7    7   11
7. Diego   MID   14   14   14
8. Saul    MID    7    7   10
9. Luis    MID    7    7   10
10. Oscar  FOR   14    9   13
11. Ramon  FOR    9    4   10

12. Raoul  MID    7    6   10
13. Manny  MID    7    6   10
14. Pedro  FOR    8    2   10
15. Art    DF     2    8   10
16. Tomas  DF     2    8   10

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Diego (No. 7) and Oscar (No. 10)
Diego seems to be based on real-life player Diego Maradona, the best player in
the world, and the best player on Super Soccer. 


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5.3   ITALY
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "A team conditioned to win. Italy's well-balanced
offence and defence makes them one of the world's top teams."

RANK: 3rd
FORMATION: Sweeper

SHIRTS: Blue
SHORTS: White
SOCKS:  Blue

ATTACK:  80%
DEFENCE: 100%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Luigi   GK     7   13   12
2. Japo    DEF    5   10   11
3. Mauro   DEF    5   10   11
4. Meci    DEF    5   10   11
5. Gian    DEF    5   10   11
6. Gino    DEF    5   10   11
7. Vince   MID    7    6   11
8. Sal     MID    7    6   11
9. Rocco   FOR    9    4   11
10. Primo  FOR   13    8   13
11. Romeo  FOR   12    7   12

12. Basil  FOR    7    2   10
13. Cyril  MID    6    5   10
14. Torre  FOR    7    2   10
15. Bruno  DEF    2    7   10
16. Vanni  FOR    7    2   10

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Luigi (No. 1) and Primo (No. 10). Primo is a good forward and quite fast, Luigi
is probably the second best goalie in Super Soccer.


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5.4   BRAZIL                            
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This is a great soccer nation that has produced
many famous players. With a solid defence and lightning quick attacks,
this team will definitely challenge for the cup."

RANK: 4th
FORMATION: Sweeper

SHIRTS: Yellow
SHORTS: Blue
SOCKS:  White

ATTACK:  70%
DEFENCE: 100%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Riki    GK     1   11   11
2. Nilo    DEF    6   12   11
3. Lope    DEF    6   11   11
4. Vasco   DEF    6   11   11
5. Almir   DEF    6   11   11
6. Erico   DEF    6   11   11
7. Edgar   MID    7   11   11
8. Paulo   MID   11   11   12
9. Plini   FOR    8    3   11
10. Edson  FOR   12    8   13
11. Beni   FOR    8    3   11

12. Heito  MID    6    6   10
13. Niko   MID    6    5   10
14. Lito   FOR    7    2   10
15. Gasar  FOR    7    2   10
16. Pablo  FOR    7    2   10

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Paulo (No. 8) and Edson (No. 10) who I guess I based on Pele. Both are
relatively fast runners and have a decent shot.


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5.5   HOLLAND
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "They've somehow lost a little of their magic, but pride
will help Holland win the big game."

RANK: 5th
FORMATION: 4-2-4

SHIRTS: Orange
SHORTS: White
SOCKS:  White

ATTACK:  90%
DEFENCE: 80%
RUNNING: 90%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Van     GK     1    9   10
2. Gavin   DEF    4    9   10
3. Hayes   DEF   10   12   12
4. Kenan   DEF    8   10   11
5. Laham   DEF    4    9   10
6. Rowen   MID    6    6   10
7. Ernie   MID    6    6   10
8. Jan     FOR    8    3   10
9. Rolfe   FOR   11    9   12
10. Lane   FOR   11    9   12
11. Quinn  FOR    8    3   10

12. Todd   MID    5    5    9
13. David  MID    5    5    9
14. Andy   FOR    7    2    9
15. Kipp   DEF    2    7    9
16. Jimmy  MID    5    5    9

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Strikers Rolfe and Lane are Holland's best players, along with defender Hayes.
Hayes is good for making runs from defence, while Lane and Rolfe are typical
good forwards.


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5.6   ENGLAND
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This team is renowned for fair play which is
appropriate for a country of gentlemen. England possesses a strong
defence and plays well as a unit."

RANK: 6th
FORMATION: Sweeper

SHIRTS: Lilac
SHORTS: Blue
SOCKS:  White

ATTACK:  70%
DEFENCE: 90%
RUNNING: 90%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Aaron   GK     1    9   10
2. Heath   DEF    3    9    9
3. James   DEF    3    9    9
4. Ian     DEF    3    9    9
5. Dean    DEF    3    9    9
6. John    DEF    3    9    9
7. Allan   MID   11   12   14
8. Blake   MID    8    7    9
9. Lloyd   FOR    6    2    8
10. Brock  FOR   12    5   13
11. Shaw   FOR    6    2    8

12. Mick   MID    5    4    8
13. Dusty  FOR    6    2    8
14. Walt   MID    5    4    8
15. Peter  MID    5    4    8
16. Bert   FOR    6    2    8

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Midfielder Allan and forward Brock are England's finest, probably based on
Gascoigne and Lineker, the England heroes of the time. They are both decent
players with good running speed, but nothing special.


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5.7   CAMEROON
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "Cameroon is the most destructive team around.
Their shoulder charges and rough play really stand out, so you'll
have to keep a sharp eye on these hit men."

RANK: 7th
FORMATION: 4-4-2

SHIRTS: Green
SHORTS: Red
SOCKS:  Yellow

ATTACK:  90%
DEFENCE: 90%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Thom    GK     2   10   11
2. Yombi   DEF    2   11   11
3. Terry   DEF    2   11   11
4. Mbouh   DEF    3   12   11
5. Kana    DEF    2   11   11
6. Ellis   MID    6    6   11
7. Cyril   MID    8    7   11
8. Emile   MID    6    5   11
9. Omar    MID    6    5   11
10. Roger  FOR   14    4   13
11. Omam   FOR   10    4   12

12. Nigel  FOR    6    2   10
13. Liam   DEF    2    6   10
14. Stu    DEF    2    5   10
15. Simon  MID    5    5   10
16. Roy    FOR    6    2   10

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Strikers Roger (No. 10) and Omam (No. 11) who are clearly based on Cameroon's
real-life stars of the 1990 World Cup, Roger Milla and Francois Omam-Biyik.
Roger is easily the best player for Cameroon and is one of the better forwards
in Super Soccer.


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5.8   ROMANIA
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "Romania has a decent offence and defence,
but the players don't have any outstanding abilities."

RANK: 8th
FORMATION: 3-5-2

SHIRTS: Yellow with blue stripes
SHORTS: Blue
SOCKS:  Red

ATTACK:  70%
DEFENCE: 100%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Nicol   GK     2    7    8
2. Rolf    DEF    2    7    8
3. Bela    DEF    2    7    8
4. Petre   DEF    2    7    8
5. Lazlo   MID    5    4    8
6. Todor   MID    5    4    8
7. Gyula   MID    5    4    8
8. Nicul   MID   12   12   13
9. Enesu   MID    5    4    8
10. Erno   FOR    6    2    8
11. Miade  FOR    6    2    8

12. Erich  FOR    6    2    8
13. Yiri   MID    3    5    8
14. Lajos  MID    5    3    8
15. Yanco  MID    4    4    8
16. Anzel  FOR    5    2    8

STAR PLAYER
-----------
Nicul (No. 8) is by far Romania's best player is every area - he is as good as
most of the players in the Germany and Argentina teams.
Seems to be based on real-life Romanian star, Gheorghe Hagi.


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5.9   IRELAND
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This team's defence is fantastic. They also
boast a goalkeeper with the suitable nickname of 'Iron Curtain'!"

RANK: 9th
FORMATION: 3-2-2-3

SHIRTS: Green
SHORTS: White
SOCKS:  Green

ATTACK:  40%
DEFENCE: 90%
RUNNING: 70%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Riley   GK     4   14   12
2. Colin   DEF    4    8    9
3. Owen    DEF    4    8    9
4. Corey   DEF    4    8    9
5. Eamon   MID    4    5    8
6. Ryan    MID    4    5    8
7. Bryan   MID    4    5    8
8. Arlen   MID    4    5    8
9. Blair   FOR    6    2    7
10. Logan  FOR    6    2    7
11. Shaun  FOR    6    2    7

12. Haley  MID    2    5    7
13. Grady  FOR    5    2    7
14. Flynn  DEF    1    5    7
15. Feris  MID    3    5    7
16. Darby  MID    4    3    7

STAR PLAYER
-----------
Riley, the goalkeeper keeper is by far Ireland's best player and is also the
best goalie in Super Soccer. He is based on real-life keeper, Pat Bonner.
Ireland don't really have any other good players.


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5.10   FRANCE
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This is a team of skilled individuals.
The midfielders' exceptional ball-handling skills can be tough to handle."

RANK: 10th
FORMATION: 3-3-4

SHIRTS: Blue
SHORTS: White
SOCKS:  Red

ATTACK:  70%
DEFENCE: 50%
RUNNING: 70%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Louis   GK     1    6    8
2. Luc     DEF    1    6    8
3. Hugo    DEF    1    6    8
4. Jean    DEF    1    6    8
5. Alain   MID    5    4    8
6. Herve   MID   11    9   13
7. Guy     MID    5    4    8
8. Chase   FOR    6    2    8
9. Regis   FOR   11    7    9
10. Felip  FOR    6    2    8
11. Rene   FOR    6    2    8

12. Aston  MID    1    4    7
13. Yves   MID   12   12    9
14. Jules  FOR    3    3    7
15. Sam    MID    5    1    7
16. Gage   DEF    3    2    7

STAR PLAYERS
------------
France's best players are Herve (No. 6) and Regis (No. 9). They also have a
hidden extra sitting among the reserves, Yves (No. 13). Yves has a higher
attack and defence rating than anyone else in the team, so if you play as
France be sure to select him for the first team.


*************************************************
5.11   U.S.A.
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "The Americans like to show off their kicking strength,
but they don't have much technique. Their enthusiasm is unmatched and could
help generate an upset of a more powerful and experienced foe."

RANK: 11th
FORMATION: 3-5-2

SHIRTS: Blue with red stripes
SHORTS: Blue
SOCKS:  Blue

ATTACK:  60%
DEFENCE: 40%
RUNNING: 60%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Tex     GK     1    6    7
2. Rob     DEF    4    6    7
3. Ben     DEF    4    6    7
4. Jay     DEF    4    6    7
5. Scott   MID    7    4    7
6. Chris   MID    7    4    7
7. Rich    MID    7    4    7
8. Brett   MID    2    2   11
9. Gary    MID    7    4    7
10. Bart   FOR    8    3    9
11. Spike  FOR    8    3    9

12. Greg   DEF    3    5    7
13. Jason  MID   10   10    1
14. Kevin  FOR    7    2    7
15. Jon    FOR    7    2    7
16. Czar   MID    5    3    7

STAR PLAYERS
------------
The USA team doesn't really have any players that are stars but they have Brett
(No. 8) who is a bit faster than all the other players. They also have a hidden
good player in the reserves, Jason (No. 13) - his defence and attack ratings
are the highest in the team but his terrible running speed lets him down.


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5.12   JAPAN
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SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "Japan's strikers are quick and attack with
deadly accuracy. They must improve their defence, however, if they
expect to challenge for the top spot in the world."

RANK: 12th
FORMATION: 4-3-3

SHIRTS: White
SHORTS: Red
SOCKS:  White

ATTACK:  80%
DEFENCE: 40%
RUNNING: 20%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Masao   GK     1    4    1
2. Kunio   DEF    1    1    1
3. Kenji   DEF    1    1    1
4. Sato    DEF    1    1    1
5. Takeo   DEF    1    1    1
6. Akira   MID    1    1    1
7. Jiro    MID   12   15   15
8. Hiro    MID    1    1    2
9. Yukio   FOR    1    1    2
10. Yoshi  FOR   15   12   14
11. Fumio  FOR    8    1    3

12. Koji   MID    1    1    1
13. Sabro  MID    1    1    1
14. Jun    FOR    9    7    2
15. Shin   FOR    9    7    2
16. Seiji  DEF    1    1    1

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Midfielder Jiro (No. 7) and forward Yoshi are infinitely better the rest of the
Japan team put together. Apart from these 2 players. Japan have the worst in
the entire game, by a long way. However, Yoshi is a very good forward who has
a better attack rating than anyone else in the whole game and Jiro is the
second-best all round player in Super Soccer. Two very good secret weapons in
an otherwise useless team.
Japan also have to 'hidden' good players in the reserves - Jun and Shin. They
are certainly not great players but if you play as Japan always make sure you
select them in the starting eleven.


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5.13   COLOMBIA
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SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This team has incredible jumping ability and
constantly hustles to the ball. The Colombians often press into
the offensive end without leaving many players back on defence.
This aggressive style of play usually leads to high scoring contests."

RANK: 13th
FORMATION: 2-3-5

SHIRTS: Red
SHORTS: Blue
SOCKS:  Yellow

ATTACK:  70%
DEFENCE: 30%
RUNNING: 50%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Loco    GK    10   10   11
2. Rafi    DEF    1    4    6
3. Juan    DEF    1    4    6
4. Campo   MID    4    3    6
5. Marco   MID    4    3    6
6. Neuvo   MID    4    3    6
7. Jaime   FOR    6    1    7
8. Leon    FOR    6    1    7
9. Rico    FOR    9    6   10
10. Angel  FOR    6    1    7
11. Hugo   FOR    6    1    7

12. Romul  DEF    1    4    5
13. Nikos  DEF    1    3    6
14. Filip  MID    3    2    5
15. Fray   FOR    5    1    6
16. Nando  DEF    1    3    5

STAR PLAYERS
------------
The goalkeeper, Loco, is by far the best player in this team. He can be used to
make long runs from his goal as he is quicker and better than any attacking
player for Colombia. The striker, Rico, is also a good player.


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5.14   YUGOSLAVIA
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SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "The players on this team are great passers.
Victories are a real possibility if the Yugoslavs can maintain
pressure on their opponent's goal."

RANK: 14th
FORMATION: 3-3-4

SHIRTS: Green with black stripes
SHORTS: Black
SOCKS:  Green

ATTACK:  40%
DEFENCE: 40%
RUNNING: 40%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Baco    GK     1    5    5
2. Janko   DEF    1    5    5
3. Josip   DEF    1    5    5
4. Vlada   DEF    1    5    5
5. Krste   MID    3    4    5
6. Ivan    MID    3    4    5
7. Zuane   MID    3    4    5
8. Matij   FOR    5    3    6
9. Lajos   FOR    8    7   10
10. Mitri  FOR    5    3    6
11. Tanko  FOR    5    3    6

12. Vlako  DEF    1    5    4
13. Barje  FOR    4    2    4
14. Pavel  FOR    4    2    4
15. Juraj  DEF    1    4    4
16. Polje  DEF    2    3    4

STAR PLAYER
-----------
Lajos (No. 9) is the only player in this team that stands out as being half
decent, but he's still not very good. Yugoslavia are generally an all-round
poor team.


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5.15   URUGUAY
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SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This team always uses sliding tackles to help
them on the way to the top. They were once one of the mightiest
teams in the world."

RANK: 15th
FORMATION: 3-2-2-3

SHIRTS: Blue
SHORTS: Black
SOCKS:  Black

ATTACK:  30%
DEFENCE: 40%
RUNNING: 40%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Blaze   GK     1    4    4
2. Stavo   DEF    1    4    4
3. Vito    DEF    1    4    4
4. Tab     DEF    1    4    4
5. Etro    MID    3    3    4
6. Felix   MID    3    3    4
7. Cecil   MID    8    7    8
8. Cato    MID    3    3    4
9. Pablo   FOR    5    2    5
10. Sanch  FOR    5    2    5
11. Paton  FOR    5    2    5

12. Slvan  DEF    1    4    3
13. Val    MID    3    2    3
14. Doni   FOR    3    1    3
15. Corbi  FOR    3    1    3
16. Duran  MID    2    2    3

STAR PLAYER
-----------
Uruguay's best player is Cecil (No. 7) and he still isn't very good. This an
all round poor team.


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5.16   BELGIUM
*************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS: "This is the lowest ranked team, but if they
compose themselves, take control of the situation, and attack,
they could pull off an upset."

RANK: 16th
FORMATION: 4-2-4

SHIRTS: Red with pink stripes
SHORTS: Red
SOCKS:  Red

ATTACK:  30%
DEFENCE: 30%
RUNNING: 30%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Rik     GK     1    4    3
2. Pietr   DEF    1    4    3
3. Huber   DEF    1    4    3
4. Sid     DEF    1    4    3
5. Seth    DEF    1    4    3
6. Arcel   MID    3    3    3
7. Shell   MID   10    7    9
8. Wyatt   FOR    4    1    3
9. Vail    FOR    4    1    3
10. Henri  FOR    4    1    3
11. Leigh  FOR    4    1    3

12. Fred   DEF    1    3    1
13. Stacy  MID    2    2    2
14. Bruce  DEF    1    2    1
15. Drew   MID    1    1    2
16. Royal  FOR    2    1    1

STAR PLAYER
-----------
Belgium's only decent player is midfielder Shell (No. 7). He still not very
good though, compared to the star players of other teams.


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5.17     N I N T E N D O   A L L - S T A R S
**************************************************
**************************************************

SUPER SOCCER SAYS
Player: "What are you doing? Return the trophy to us!"
Referee: "Ha! Winning the trophy doesn't mean you are the true World
Champions. If you want your trophy back you'll have to play against
my team to determine the true World Champion."

RANK: Special
FORMATION: 2-3-5

SHIRTS: Black
SHORTS: Black
SOCKS:  Black

ATTACK:  100%
DEFENCE: 100%
RUNNING: 100%

PLAYERS    POS   AT   DF   RN
-------    ---   --   --   --
1. Don     GK     1   16   16
2. Paul    DEF    8   16   14
3. Brian   DEF    8   16   14
4. Matt    MID   13   15   15
5. Phil    MID   14   16   16
6. Dan     MID   13   15   15
7. Steve   FOR   15   11   15
8. Mark    FOR   16   11   16
9. Jeff    FOR   16   11   16
10. Tony   FOR   15   11   15
11. Rick   FOR   15   11   15

12. Stanz  FOR   15   11   14
13. Mike   DEF    8   15   14
14. Derek  FOR   15   11   14
15. Nance  FOR   15   11   14
16. Yuka   MID   14   15   14

STAR PLAYERS
------------
Well seeing as every player in the squad has at least one maximum rating of 15
and most have a 16 rating (which is above the normal max!!!), I guess the whole
team are star players. But technically the very best players are Phil (MID),
Mark (FOR) & Jeff (FOR). Every player is better than anything in any other
team - if only you could BE them!  ;)

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6. TRICKS + CHEATS
==================

BE THE NINTENDO ALL-STARS
-------------------------
There is a way you can BE the Nintendo All-Star team but only in a 2-player
exhibition match. Here's how:

From the main menu, select EXHIBITION. Then choose SINGLE GAME. Then choose
1P VS 2P. Now, in the "Select Team" screen, using the Player 2 controller,
hold down START and press B. This should make the NINTENDO team appear and you
can now destroy Player 1 with the best team in the game.

UNLOCK EXPERT MODE
------------------
Go to Tournament mode and select CONTINUE. Enter the following code to open
the expert mode:

Up-right / down-left / right / down / down-right / left / down-left / up-left

Now you'll be taken back to the title screen where you'll see the word EXPERT
appear underneath the title. Now go to TOURNAMENT and start a NEW GAME to begin
expert mode.

EASY SCORING
------------
There is one easy way to score in Super Soccer - and I mean seriously EASY!
It's easiest to do this when shooting 'up' the pitch (i.e. you can see the goal
from far away). Basically whenever you get the ball in the opponent's half of
the field, line your player up with the edge of the goal, aim straight forward
and shoot as hard as you can. Even if you are miles away from the goal you
stand a chance of it going in but if you are 20-35 yards away it's almost
certain to go in the top corner - as long as you lined it up right.

It only takes a few attempts to get the hang of this and start rattling up
huge scores.
The only trouble is it very rarely works against the real good teams like
Germany and Italy - and never works against Ireland because their goalie is
just too good.

Also, another quick tip for scoring:
- Aim diagonal shots just inside the near post (specially the bottom corner)!

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7. CREDITS
==========

The "Super Soccer Says" quotes in each team profile are borrowed straight from
the game's manual. So whoever wrote the manual: please don't sue me!

Finally if you see any major mistakes in this guide or notice that I've missed
anything (or if you just totally love the guide!) then feel free to email me
at dan2003nz@hotmail.com

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