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                     Lego Soccer Mania (Game Boy Advance) (English)
                               Creation Date: 7 July 2002
                                   Version: Complete
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    1- Introduction                                                          [A100]
    2- FAQ                                                                   [A200]
    3- Basics                                                                [A300]
         3.1- Controls                                                       [A301]
         3.2- Settings                                                       [A302]
         3.3- Game Play Modes                                                [A303]
         3.4- Multiplayer                                                    [A304]
         3.5- Items                                                          [A305]
         3.6- Teams                                                          [A306]
         3.7- Field                                                          [A307]
         3.8- Training                                                       [A308]
    4- Story Mode                                                            [A400]
    5- Miscellaneous                                                         [A500]
         5.1- Story Script                                                   [A501]
         5.2- Tips                                                           [A502]
    
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    1- Introduction                                                          [A100]
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    Play the craziest game of soccer you can imagine... the LEGO way!
    In a World Cup year, here is the craziest soccer game imaginable! Soccer Mania
    offers stunning graphics and fast-paced, arcade-style gameplay with all the
    colourful fun and creativity for which LEGO is known. Customize your very own
    soccer team by choosing from standard soccer players, Wild West cowboys,
    pirates, knights and even Martians! Put your skills to the test and challenge
    the crazy opposition to hilarious soccer matches in 10 unique, action-packed
    soccer stadiums. Attack the goal on mysterious islands, in snowy valleys,
    outside medieval castles, on the deck of pirate ships, in cowboy forts and
    even in space! The addition of wacky power-ups will ensure that each game is
    unlike any soccer match you have ever seen before. And when you have the
    computer whipped, challenge you friends in an exciting multiplayer mode.
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    Welcome to another one of my FAQ's. As usual, I don't say a word about the game 
    in the Introduction. I won't update the FAQ section not anymore after I release 
    the complete version. But everybody can send me tips and questions. If they are 
    big enough, I might consider updating it despite that.
    
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    2- FAQ                                                                   [A200]
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    [1] [Q]. What are those numbers like [A300] next to the title of every section?
        [A] It is the search engine of this FAQ. Press Ctrl and F. Type in the
            search code for the section you want to go to. You should be there in
            two steps.
    
    [1] [Q]. What do you think of the game?
        [A] I think it is a bit too easy for older players. For younger gamers this
            game is perfect.
    
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    3- Basics                                                                [A300]
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         3.1- Controls                                                       [A301]
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     Button          | Command
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     A               | Shoot, Confirm in menus
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     B               | Pass, Cancel in menus
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     L               | Change player
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     R               | Turn power-up on
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     Start           | Pause, Confirm in menus
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         3.2- Settings                                                       [A302]
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    You can change the settings in the options menu. You can reach the main menu
    by pressing A on the main menu when you are over the option menu.
    
    >> Language >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    The language can only be altered before the main screen. You can choose
    between "English US", "English UK", "French", "German", "Spanish", "Italian",
    "Dutch" and last but not least "Swedish". The language you choose naturally
    depends on your native tongue. This guide is written from "English US so if
    the story script is different, it is cause you are playing in an other
    language like English UK.
    
    >> Players >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    You can change the number of players on the field per team. You can choose
    between 4, 5 and 6 players. It depends on you, which you find better.
    
    >> Sound >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    Do you find the sound stupid? Turn it off or on with this option in the menu.
    I personally prefer having the sound turned on.
    
    >> Music >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    Do you find the music stupid? Turn it off or on with this option in the menu.
    I personally prefer having the music turned on.
    
    >> Time >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    How long do you want to play per half? You can choose a time between 2 and 6
    minutes. I usually play on 2 minutes per half.
    
    >> Controls >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    This is one of the most "weird" options. You can choose between strict
    controls so when you press Left, you go left; and more free so when you press
    Left and Up at once, you go in both directions. The second one is better
    because you can more freely.
    
    >> Change side >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
    This option is very unimportant. If you turn it on, you switch sides at the
    break. Otherwise you don't, simple as that.
    
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         3.3- Game Play Modes                                                [A303]
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    There are four different Game Play Modes in Lego Soccer Mania. The main mode
    is the Quest Mode; I usually refer to the Quest Mode as the Story Mode. In
    this mode you have to play through the entire Quest to get the cup back. You
    can find the walkthrough for this mode in section 4. The second mode is the
    Multiplayer mode in which you can play against your friends. In section 2d you
    can find the information about this mode. You also can play a friendly
    computer match to an opponent of your choice with a team of your choice. The
    last Game Play Mode is the Training Mode. In this section you can train your
    skills. For information on this, you have to look at section 2h, Training.
    
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         3.4- Multiplayer                                                    [A304]
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    I think this is the best mode in the game. In the multiplayer you can
    challenge one of your friends that owns this game to. Just bring them to your
    house with their Game Boy Advance. Use your link cable to connect the Game Boy
    Advance's and choose multiplayer to start. This is the best option because you
    can play against someone who is has good has you. Maybe he can make a chance
    against you. The multiplayer also features a new power-up, the Gimme, Gimme,
    Gimme. You can also choose your own team or put one together and choose a
    stadium.
    
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         3.5- Items                                                          [A305]
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    > Bolt of lightning: This power-up raises your speed. This can be very handy
    to out run your opponent.
    
    > Sausage: This power-up makes that the ball makes a curve in the air when you
    shoot at the goal.
    
    > Weight Lifter: This power-up turns the current player in a giant for a small
    amount of time.
    
    > Strongman: This power-up turns your player invincible. This is a very useful
    power-up.
    
    > Rocket Ball: Rockets the ball towards goal in a straight line. If you are
    close to the goal, this can make you score if you keep hitting the keeper.
    
    > Half a person: This gives you a tiny speed boost when used. This is not so
    very handy because the boost isn't that big.
    
    > Exploding Ball: Turns the ball into a ticking time bomb, exploding after a
    few seconds and harmlessly sending players near the ball flying through the
    air.
    
    > Question mark: If you use one of these, the game selects a random power-up
    for you.
    
    > Steal the Ball: Teleports the ball to the feet of your player nearest the
    goal. This is very handy when the opponent is ready to score.
    
    > Oil: This makes your opponent tackle too soon so that he misses you and you
    can advance.
    
    > Gimme, Gimme, Gimme: This steals all the power-ups of your opponent. This is
    very handy when your opponent has acquired some good power-ups.
    
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         3.6- Teams                                                          [A306]
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    This is just a short list of all the teams in the games. There aren't any real
    differences between the teams.
    
        * Wild West                          * Pirates
        * Knights                            * Construction Workers
        * City Stars                         * City
        * Artic                              * Adventure
        * Mars                               * Brickster Bots
        * Space
    
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         3.7- Field                                                          [A307]
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    This is a very short list of the different stadiums in the game. Their name
    speaks for them self.
    
        * Knights' Kingdom                   * Lego City Stadium
        * Wild West                          * Mars
        * Brickster                          * Adventure
        * Pirate ship                        * Artic
        * Space ship                         * Mars
    
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         3.8- Training                                                       [A308]
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    The Training is made for improving your soccer skills. You can play with every
    available team in the game. You can choose between four little mini-games.
    These are Dribble, Shoot, Tackle and Pass. In Dribble you have to dribble
    through a set of pins but you can't touch them. In the Shoot Game you have to
    shoot 10 times at the goal. The more times you score, how more points you get.
    In the Tackle Game you have to tackle someone 10 times before he reaches the
    goal. The more times you tackle how more points you get. In the last mini-
    game, Pass, you have to pass as much as possible in one time perfectly to your
    teammates.
    
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    4- Story Mode                                                            [A400]
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    The Qualification:
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    The game starts with you having to select a team to play with. You can choose
    between three teams. After you selected your team your first match starts.
    After that you'll have to play five more matches. Those matches are still very
    easy. You should just pass from your defender to your attacking players. Your
    goalie is at a good level so he will stop most of the attacks of the other
    team. If you can't score, you should try to lob the ball over the opponent
    with the B button or by passing very quickly between players. The six teams
    you have to play are City, Wild West, Knights, Adventure, Artic and Pirates.
    If you have a small lead and you're having trouble defending, just stall the
    game. Let you're goalie keep the ball for as long as possible and such things.
    You could also stop passing when there are only ten seconds left. You won't
    have enough time left to score. After four matches you get the chance to
    change one player. The only differences between all the players are only
    cosmetic so it is your choice to switch a player. After that, you only have to
    play two more matches before you get the Cup. After the match against the
    Pirates you get another chance to trade players but now you can also choose a
    pirate. After that match you get the chance to trade a player again.
    
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    Finding the Cup:
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    After that movie you have to get the cup back. But first things first, you get
    a new player, a star player. After that a new match starts. This time you have
    to defeat the other team of the City. This match is a bit harder but still
    easy. Just defend when you have a lead of a couple of goals. You still should
    try to score the same way as with previous matches. You get another chance to
    switch a player.
    
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    The Chase:
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    Now you can choose between all the Cities to go play some where. As the
    Construction Worker said, go to the Wild West. There a couple of Indians will
    challenge you before you get to talk to the Wise Chief. Just the same strategy
    as against City. After that you have to play against the three remaining
    sites. Just keep using the same strategy. The only difference between the
    teams you play now and the old teams is that they recruited new players. You
    also get a couple of more chances to change your players. My team consists out
    of two City star players and two Artic Players. After that the Pirates capture
    you and you have to beat them to get free. You have to be careful that you
    don't lose because this match is very important. Once again, just pass from 
    defender to attacker and try to score by lobbing the ball. Try to use power-
    ups to because they are helpful.
    
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    The Final Frontier:
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    Now you have to defeat the Space Team. Their regular players are weak but they
    have a very good keeper who can stop some incredible shots so you'll have to
    try hard to score much. The first goal however isn't difficult. After that
    match you get a new star player and they tell you that their space ship is
    broken so that you can't go in space. You'll have to collect all the parts for
    the ship. There are five parts so you'll have to play five soccer matches
    against all the teams you already played like Adventure. You can do all the
    teams in the order you want to collect them. After all those matches, you
    probably can win easily of all these teams. After the first match, the Pirates
    enter your ship again. I'm getting tired of them but you have to defeat them
    because you can't progress otherwise. After some of the matches you can switch
    players again but you should keep your team, it is a good one. When you
    collected all the parts, you can go into space.
    
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    Space Soccer:
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    Once you are in space, you have to play a couple more matches to find The
    Brickster. Because you ran out of fuel, you have to stop at the space station
    to fill up. As usual you have to defeat a soccer team, the Space team again.
    It isn't as hard as your previous matches so you can play quietly building up
    your attack. After that you can depart to yet another place. Place of
    destination: Mars. The match that you have to play now is the hardest in the
    entire game. The Martians are though opponents with a good keeper. After that
    you'll have to play against The Bricksterbots. They aren't has hard as the
    Martians but you still have to be careful. Congratulations, after this match,
    you have played out the Quest or Story Mode of Lego Soccer Mania. Just watch
    the ending. You now have unlocked the other teams for the Story Mode.
    
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    5- Miscellaneous                                                         [A500]
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         5.1- Story Script                                                   [A501]
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    The Qualification:
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    Announcer: - Congratulations, you've won the Qualification Trophy to enter the
    Lego Cup, come up and collect it.
    
    Announcer: - Hey.
    
    Your players: - Oh no, the Brickster's stolen the Trophy! Without it we can't
    enter the Lego Cup.
    
    Announcer: - He is getting away! Can anybody help?!
    
    Police: - It is too late, he's gone! But he's left a clue behind. Maybe the
    Construction Workers can tell you what this is for...
    
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    Finding the Cup:
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    Construction Worker: - This is the kind of tool used to make really fast
    engines. We know the Wise Chief. If you show him this feather, he may be able
    to help you.
    
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    The Chase:
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    Wise Chief: - Let us see what the Magical Totem can tell us.
    
    Totem: - A magic gateway has been opened; it may give you a clue as where The
    Brickster is.
    
    Adventurer: - Well we haven't seen the Brickster and he certainly didn't go
    down this dirt track in the distance.
    
    Player: - Oh no! The Brickster escapes again! If we beat Cedric's Knights he
    may let us through his castle gates.
    
    Knight Cedric: - This is a magical portal, as you have beaten my knights, I
    will allow you through it.
    
    Eskimo: - While we were playing, The Brickster came along and sabotaged our
    skidoos. Can we borrow your wrench to fix them?
    
    Eskimo: - Thanks for helping us. You can now borrow our skidoos to catch The
    Brickster. He went over the mountains towards the coast...
    
    Pirate: - You have been captured by the notorious Redbeard! You must beat us
    if you want to be released.
    
    Pirate Redbeard: - Arrr! Somehow you managed to beat my Pirate Team! 'X' marks
    the spot where The Brickster is hiding...
    
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    The Final Frontier:
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    Player: - The Brickster's is going in that volcano! Get after him! Uh oh!
    What's that noise?
    
    Player: - Oh no, The Brickster is taking off in a space rocket. How are we
    going to catch him now?
    
    Player: - It is okay; I've radioed some friends at the Lego Space Centre who
    can help us. They're sending some helicopters now.
    
    Astronaut: - We have a space ship but we've lost some of the parts. Each part
    has a radio transmitter and this special detector will help you find them. If
    you find all of them, you can borrow the space ship to follow The Brickster in
    space.
    
    Pirate: -Come aboard matey, and see if you can beat my all star Pirate team.
    
    Space: - Well done! You found all of the missing parts! I'm just fitting the
    last ones in place and then you can take off!
    
    Space: - We have lift-off! Goodbye and good luck!!
    
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    Space Soccer:
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    Player: - Uh oh!! Looks like we're running out of fuel! We'd better stop at
    that space station and see if they can help!
    
    Space: - You beat us at football so you have earned your fuel. You should have
    plenty now. We saw The Brickster fly past our space station. The nearest 
    
    planet is Mars.
    
    Brickster: - So you finally found me! If you want your precious trophy back,
    you'll have to beat the Martian Team!
    
    Martian: - The Brickster ran off with the trophy whilst we were playing, but
    we know where he has gone. Here's The Brickster's secret training base. He's
    taken the best players from the Lego World to train his Bricksterbots to
    become the ultimate team.
    
    Martian: - You won! The Brickster's team has been defeated.
    
    Martian: - You have truly impressed our race with your foot balling skills.
    You are worthy of our Intergalactic Trophy!
    
    Martian: Now that we've captured The Brickster and got the qualifying trophy
    back, you'll have to hurry back to Earth to enter the Lego Cup!
    
    Brickster: - You may have won this time but you haven't seen the last of The
    Brickster. Ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa!!!!
    
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         5.2- Tips                                                           [A502]
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    Some tips. If you have tips, send them. I don't really have many tips except
    that you have to pass quickly to avoid being tackled. You also better shoot
    with the B Button with which you normally have to pass. If you use the A
    Button, you usually hit the keeper.