Arcade Soccer really is football action at its very best. Using an overhead view to make gameplay as exciting as possible, it features everything that you could want in a football game. Corners, sliding tackles, throw-ins, goal kicks, dribbling, shooting, passing and much more. But not only does Arcade Soccer give you Total Action it also puts you in Total Control.
Firstly you can play with either keyboard or joysticks, against the computer and/or with up to 23 friends. The options are almost limitless; you can choose the skill of the goalkeepers, the speed and length of the game, play 'friendlies' or tournaments and even enter the most coveted of championships - the World Cup.
Arcade Soccer lets you control the action - 'It's brilliant.'
The member of your team that you are controlling will be indicated by his jersey flashing black.
When a player has the ball, he can dribble it by moving in the direction that he wants to go. He can also kick it by pressing fire.
If the player has not got the ball, the fire button does one of two things. If he is close to the ball, it will perform a sliding tackle - this is the only way of taking the ball off another player. If he is not close to the ball, it will switch control to another player on the screen.
When a shot is taken at the goalie, he will automatically dive for the ball and will save it depending on his skill level. The higher the skill level, the more likely he is to save it. When playing friendlies, you can adjust the skill of the goalies. But when playing in the World Cup or the Challenge, the skill of the goalies is set by the computer.