You play a game of 5-a-side soccer for 2x90 seconds, in singleplayer or 2 player mode.

The four game modes to choose from:

1. Tournament: You select the game speed from 5 levels, then one of 16 nations and play a tournament against other CPU controlled nations, starting from the quarterfinal. The tournament is won if you win the three matches. Then a celebration follows. Note that there is no penalty shootout in this game and a draw counts as a defeat in this mode.

2. Friendly match: You select the game speed from 5 levels, then your team and the CPU opponent from 16 nations.

3. Singleplayer: You play against the CPU. In this mode you select 1 of 4 brain levels and 1 of 6 running/shot speed levels (=24 levels in total). The selected levels apply to both teams.

4. 2 player: You play against another human in local multiplayer. As in singleplayer you select brain and speed levels. It is recommended to use two joysticks when playing this mode.

Brain level is the  is the rate at which the CPU (opponent as well as the user supporting AI) makes decisions.

In 1. and 2. there are 5 speed levels to choose from. The intended speed level for the game is FAST. The two slowest speeds only  purpose is to help you adjust to faster speeds. The brain levels and the running/shot speeds  depend on the nation and those aforementioned speed levels scale down the running/shot speeds for all teams.

The game can be played with keyboard or with gamepads. The controls are as follows (alternatives separated by comma):

Back to title screen: B, Backspace
Menu select/Next screen: Return, Space, Joystick1 Button1
Menu navigation: Arrow keys, Joystick1
Player1 shoot: X, Y, Z, M, Plus, Joystick1 Button1
Player1 move: Arrows keys, Joystick1
Player2 shoot: Left shift, L, G, Minus, Joystick2 Button1
Player2 move: WASD keys, Joystick2

The brain and speed levels are adjusted with left/right movement/arrow keys.

There are 8 movement directions. So with keyboard for diagonal movement you press two keys: Up or down AND left or right.

There is no configuration required to use one or two gampads. Just connect them. If problems reload the game in browser or connect gamepads before loading the game page.

A WebGL capable browser is required. Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Chromium and Chrome tested to work. Recommended to play in fullscreen.

The author was influenced by International Soccer (C64) and RealSports Soccer (VCS 2600). The celebration is a homage to International Soccer.

An Android version is available in a bundle of three games:

https://oliver-benedens.itch.io/beppigames-android...


Published Aug 01, 2016
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(1)
Authorbeppigames
GenreSports
Tags5-a-side, Commodore 64, Football, gamepad, international-soccer, joystick, Retro, soccer, vcs2600
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksHomepage

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Hi, I'm having problems with the controls. I can't seem to get past the menus. I have a joypad connected and the only control that works is Down using the directional pad of the joystick. I can't go up in the menu nor can I select a menu item and proceed. Not with the gamepad nor with keyboard. Return, Space or Joystick1 Button1 do nothing whatsoever.

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You may be the third person ever using gamepad  :-) The game uses the html5 gamepad api.

What Operating System/Browser/Joystick do you use ? Is it an analog (stick) or digital one (pad) ?

Does connecting the joystick before starting the browser or reloading the page after connecting it improve things ? 

Is e.g. the menu pointer moving by itself ? Because ...

Guess 1: A joystick option turned on which causes firing of events continuously, e.g. autofire ?
Guess 2: Maybe your joystick is an analog stick and  in rest position yields already an axis value which is above the fixed threshold I have chosen (0.25). I did not implement a full calibration process. Worked for my XBOX controller and logitech precision pad in tests. 

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Hi, I use Windows 7 64-bit, the latest Google Chrome and Logitech Rumblepad 2 joypad. It has both analog and digital mode that is switchable with a button. The down direction in menus only works when the analog mode is on. I have tested the gamepad with other games and it works fine. I have tried disconnecting the gamepad and reloading the page to see if the keyboard controls work without the gamepad but they don't...

The menu pointer does not move by itself and my joypad doesn't have autofie.  I have since managed to get into the game by rapidly pressing random buttons on the joypad but I don't seem to be able to control any player in-game with my joypad or keyboard. Thanks for the help.

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So, summarizing,  now keyboard no longer works but it did in the past, regardless if joystick is connected or not. That is strange. You could make a test however by starting the browser with/without gamepad connected.  On my Ubuntu 16.04 and OSX 10.11.4 both with Chrome 66.0.3359.139 (64 bit) it works. Have no 64 bit windows box for test.

Yes, that is correct, the keyboard worked a month ago when I played the game for the first time but it no longer works. Maybe a browser update broke something?

I already tried starting the browser with and without the gamepad connected. Same results. Thanks for helping me out.

Solid soccer game. Are you planning to add a downloadable version for Windows?

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No Windows version is planned. For now there exist the HTML5 version (always up to date), the Android version (older version, I no longer make Android versions for new games) and an internal Linux version.