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Version: 1.0 | Updated: 07/16/2010

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                            Football Frenzy FAQ
                             For the Neo Geo/CD
                       Version 1.0 (Created 7/15/2010)
                              By Devin Morgan

      This file is Copyright (c)2010 Devin Morgan. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

1. What's New
2. Introduction
3. Controls
4. Overview
5. Copyright Notice

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-=  1. What's New -=
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Version 1.0 (7/15/10): The first version.

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-=  2. Introduction -=
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Football Frenzy is a very simple and straightforward American football game. 
It is extremely basic, using only two buttons for most actions. Unfortunately 
for you, it is almost too simple, since there are no advanced plays or 
actions (no diving, jumping, spinning). However, being this is an arcade game 
straight through, it works out well. The only drawback is how you need to pay 
a credit for each quarter of the game! The gameplay itself is easy to pick up 
on, albeit a bit clunky, complete with a tough computer opponent. It is a lot 
of fun when playing with another human player, but it leaves a lot to be 
desired in the single player mode (the "tournament" consists of only three 
games!). Nonetheless, for a simple arcade romp and nothing else, this may be 
worth your time.

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Joystick: Move player, move cursor on menu screens

Start: Start game

A: Hike ball (offense), run (tap button), fill kick meter (when kicking)

B: Tackle (defense), pass to designated player (offense)

C: Pass to designated player (offense)

D: Pass to designated player (offense)

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Gameplay Modes
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When you press Start on the title screen, you will go to a play selection 
screen. You can choose to play against the computer in a tournament style 
bracket, or play a single game against a second human player. The next screen 
allows you to choose the difficulty setting (Easy, Normal, Hard, MVS) by 
using Up/Down. Move Right to reach the time settings for each quarter, and 
Up/Down to adjust them (1:30, 3:00, 5:00, 10:00).

After that, you will have the chance to load saved data if you want to 
continue a previously saved game. If you choose to start a new game, you will 
be able to pick from a list of 10 teams. There are no statistics, sadly, so 
you will find no differences between the different teams apart from their 
names. They are:

    Wolves
    Scuds
    Pitbulls
    Cobras
    Bullets
    Bisons
    Rhinos
    Vipers
    Crushers
    Hit Men

After a team is selected, the game will begin. If you are playing against the 
computer, you will see the 8-team bracket set up, and you will begin the game 
that you control. If the current matchup is against computer opponents only, 
you will have the option to watch the game progress or not. By saying no, 
that game will end immediately and the results will be tallied. Essentially, 
there are only three games you must play in order to win the championship.


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In-Game Tips
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As in regular football, the game is divided into four quarters of equal 
length (which you set earlier). A MAJOR flaw of this game is that at the end 
of each quarter, you will go to a "Game Over" screen. This is because in the 
arcade version, you have to pay one credit for EACH quarter! If you are 
playing the Neo Geo version, simply save your data when prompted and load it 
after going through the first settings screen after the title. You will then 
go on to the next quarter/game.

At the start of the game, the opponent will be kicking the ball down the 
field and your team will be receiving it. Once you have possession of the 
ball, you can start running up the field (press A repeatedly to run faster). 
Try to avoid the other team as you make your way up the field, but once you 
get tackled or go out of bounds, the play ends.

You then go to a playbook screen, where you can select from a standard list 
of 16 plays to follow, eight passing (plan to pass the ball down field) plays 
and eight running (plan to run with the ball after the hike) plays. This is 
not set in stone; the game is flexible about making plays and you can/should 
always do your own thing anyway. Each team has the same 16 offensive plays, 
and likewise eight defensive plays. There are also two kicking plays when 
appropriate (punting down field at the fourth down, or attempt to kick a 
field goal).

At the line of scrimmage, you will get to see the formation of the teams at 
the line. Press A to hike the ball back to your quarterback. As a note, the 
player with the ball will ALWAYS be designated as 1P, 2P, or COM. If you are 
on offense, three other players will have letters above their heads (B, C, 
D). If you press that button while facing the player, you will pass to them. 
To catch the ball, you simply need to be where the ball is going to land; be 
careful since the game tends to make you move, causing you to miss the ball! 
When you are on defense, you can press B to switch control to another player. 
This comes in handy when you see what play the offense may attempt, so you 
can try to position yourself accordingly.

If you are familiar with football, there are units of measurement called 
"downs". You start at the first down, and you have a total of four chances to 
gain 10 yards. If you gain 10 yards from the line of scrimmage, it resets to 
the first down and you repeat. You reach the next down by having an 
incomplete pass or not moving up the 10 yards in that play. If you lose 
ground, that will be calculated as well. So, if you move up six yards on the 
first play, the second down will only require you to go another four yards to 
get the first down. Likewise, if you get knocked back five yards on the first 
down play, you now have to gain 15 yards to reach the next first down.

If you reach the end zone, you will score a touchdown (6 points). At that 
point, you will have a chance to make one more play to gain additional 
points. You can either kick a field goal (1 point) or attempt to run/pass it 
into the end zone again (2 points). Following this, the ball is turned over 
and you kick it off to the other team (press A repeatedly to fill the kick 
meter, giving the kick more power). The game then continues.

During the plays, it is possible to intercept the ball from the offensive 
team. Simply get in the way of a pass and you will likely catch it, at which 
point you should quickly run towards your team's goal! To stop the offense, 
you run at the player holding the ball and press B to attempt a tackle. If 
that player drops the ball, it is known as a fumble, and if the opposing team 
retrieves it, a turn over occurs.

For further information about how football is played (this is American 
football after all, not soccer), visit this page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football_rules

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