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    Head on: Soccer
    
    Super Nintendo, SNES
    
    Version 1.0
    
    Created by Thanos rulzs
    
    April 25th, 2002
    
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       Version History
    
    April 25th 2002
    
    Version 1.0
    
    Created the FAQ, with all formation, sections like basic written. in other
    words, all the basics of the game and information is in the FAQ
    
    6 July 2002
    
    Version 1.1
    
    Added the Review section to the FAQ
    
    
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    Contents
    
    1.	Introduction
    2.	Legal note
    3.	Game Guide
    3.1	Controls
    3.2	Basic guide
    3.3	Basic information
    3.4	Guide to the game
    4.	FAQ
    5.	Contact information
    6.	Credits
    
    
    
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    1.	Introduction
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    Head on: soccer is a action soccer game with many features with fits a real
    live soccer game with standard rules which applies with a real soccer rules
    like fouls, outside, penalty kicks, etc.
    
    This game is the trademark of U.S Gold which is liscensed by Nintendo. Form
    here, you play throughout the whole world, facing many world class teams and
    progressing to win the whole entire worlds prizes like Asian cup, African cup
    and ultimately becomes the world champion. While playing, top stars are signed
    by to you to boost team performance to get better and better.
    
    The game focus on conquering all continents of the world to become the ultimate
    champion just like the world cup.
    
    In this game, You will need to fill out your team with stars players in order
    to boost chances to win matches as well as to do well and move out and become
    the best of the best by beating all countries throughout each continents which
    its best has to offer.
    
    As the game goes on you will rule each continent and fill your team with stars
    players which only offer themselves to better squad and strong team that they
    believe they can do well together with the team.
    
    I made this FAQ for some reasons. Firstly is do make a clear guide to the game.
    Then to refresh my FAQ writing skills so that I still roughly remember how to
    write the game.
    
    Then also to keep the game fresh in my mind as well as refer to it in case I
    forget anything and need to refer to it.
    
    Lastly, as a soccer fan which myself is, so I decided to write this  FAQ. This
    is my first sports and soccer game FAQ so please do show some appreciatition or
    any constructive criticism if you have any which I will credit in order to make
    this FAQ a success.
    
    The aim of the guide is to let you know more about the game as well as guide
    you through the game.
    
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        2. Legal Notes
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    This FAQ is a legal document of Thanos rulzs and no one should sell, copy,
    modify, put up on your website or have any selfish intentions of benefiting
    yourself. In short, you canít do anything to this FAQ unless you have my
    permission.  Anyone who voids this disclaimer will be prosecuted by
    international law should you be caught red handed. Anyone who sees this FAQ
    being put to illegal purposes should contact me at maxidestroyer@hotmail.com.
    Only mentioned websites are only allowed to be place this FAQ.
    
    
    
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       3. Game Guide
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    This game is a free fro soccer game with some options available. These options
    are:
    
    ∑	Tournament/Exhibition
    ∑	Options
    ∑	Resume
    
    Tournament: To start the new game which your friend can drop in and challenge
    you anytime.
    
    Exhibition: To have a friendly match with a friend, with all teams there except
    for the All STARS team. This time all the stars players are in the team. You
    can also choose to have an one on one against the computer here also.
    
    Resume: To load the password that you previously save before switching off the
    game
    
    Options:
    
    ∑	Time Ė Set the time for each half
    ∑	Difficulty- Choose the Difficulty level
    ∑	Switches-
    1.	Replay- Turn on/off for the replay after each goal
    2.	Cameo- Displays the referee and player for a card or player and player after
    winning matches or scoring goals. Turn it on/off.
    3.	Aggro- Turns on/off on fouls
    
    
    
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      3.1 Controls
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    DPAD: Moves your player up, down, left and right
    
    Buttons:
    
    For stars players only
    
    L button: Back heel
    
    R button: Pump a long ball
    
    Y button: Shoot
    
    B button: Pass
    
    X button: Head
    
    A button: Perform special move for individual star player
    
    For normal players:
    
    L button: None
    
    R button: None
    
    Y button: Shoot
    
    B button: Pass
    
    X button: Head
    
    A button: None
    
    Start Button: Select options or pause during game play
    
    Select button: Escape options
    
    
    Off the ball controls:
    
    A button: Switch to another player
    
    B Button: Slide tackle
    
    Y button: Whack opponent
    
    
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     3.2 Basic guide
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    Here I will talk about the basics of this game.
    
    Rules:
    
    As you know the basics rules of soccer does apply for this game except for
    outside or professional fouls. When a foul is make, if the referee will decide
    whether it is serious or not. He will give a Yellow card to warn the player if
    it happens. The card will appear on the head of the player every time he is
    active.
    
    When the player receives another Yellow card, he will immediately sent off from
    the game as two Yellow card equal a Red card which means youíre out of the
    current game.
    
    A foul will be called and a free kick will take place anywhere from the field.
    When you fall in your opponentís penalty box for a foul, a penalty is given and
    you are given a free shooting attempt from the spot kick.
    
    When the normal time runs out, the game will move to extra time and if it is
    still a draw, a penalty shootout will occur and whoever team wins, the team is
    declare the winner.
    
    When your opponent shoots out off the field, a throw-in is given to you to
    throw to your teammates. When your opponent kick out of the goal line from his
    goal line or the keeper saves your shot, a corner is awarded to you. When your
    opponent shoots and misses your goal line, a goal kick is awarded.
    
    A goal is awarded to the team when you score a goal to the opponentsí net. An
    own goal occur when you score against your own net.
    
    
    How to do well in the game:
    
    -You need to buy stars players to do well as they have some special ability
    that can bring you through rounds after rounds of games.
    
    -You will need to know the rules of the game before you can do well in the game
    
    -When a free kick is given to you, a crosshair is given to you to decide where
    you want the ball to be kick, of course, you can aim for the goal, but it
    depends on the distance to the goal line as the shot will be weaken as it
    travels to direction you want
    
    
    -During a penalty or free kick that can score, you can choose the direction you
    want and select it and then the ball will depend will move up the longer you
    hold your shoot button which means power, donít hold it too long as the ball
    will rise to high though.
    
    -Do what the computer does best, whack an opponent. Whack the computer also for
    cheap shots, but when the opponent turns you round, donít whack him as it will
    result to a foul and a Yellow card.
    
    -Do one touch passing, so that opponent canít touch the ball and you maintain
    possession
    
    -Be smart, this I canít teach you
    
    -Find open spaces so that you can score
    
    -Defend well as be aware of some pitches the ball movement depends on the pitch
    itself
    
    Types of field:
    
    There are four types of field in this game:
    
    -	Green grass field
    Very beautiful green pitch and a good pitch to play with, best pitch among all
    the pitches
    
    -	Brown pitch
    Looks dry up and same as the Green grass field
    
    -	Soggy green pitch
    This field is waterlogging with water, it is soggy and the ball bounces
    unpredictably.
    
    -	Wet Green pitch
    This field is fill with water, very dark green in color. Players here can slide
    a long distance, so be careful not to get a foul
    
    To buy a star players, use select at the screen to choose the star players who
    want to sign for you and go to the position then select it and a star players
    is sign. You can only buy a star after a game per game.
    
    During game play, timer is shown in the bottom screen. On the top screen,
    countries flags are shown and arrows point at where are they attacking as well
    as the score display.
    
    When you score a goal, you can select the replay fast forward or reverse or
    slow motion or let it show by itself.
    
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      3.3 Basic Information
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    This section I will talk about the stars players as well as the normal players
    
    
    Normal players:
    
    Ability: None
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: Normal players canít do anything well, they canít back heel cross,
    execute special moves
    
    
    Stars players:
    
    Keeper 1:
    
    Appearance: Orange hair, slightly tan in skin color
    
    Ability: Save powerful shots, A button does nothing though
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: Appear early in the game if you perform well, stops good attempts at
    goal, dives fast to save the ball
    
    Keeper 2:
    
    Appearance: Same as keeper 1
    
    Ability: Save powerful shots, A button does nothing though
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: More better than Keeper 1. Comes later in the game. Stops good and
    powerful attempts at goal, dives fast to save the ball
    
    Defender:
    
    Appearance: Dark skin in color
    
    Ability: Marks opponents like glue, very good defender to beef up the defense.
    A button does nothing though.
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: Comes early in the game, as common sense tells you should place this
    player at your defense area
    
    Tricky:
    
    Appearance: Slightly tan and a nice hairdo
    
    Ability: Jumps around, skipping over opponents, can score goals as his leaping
    ability opens up defenses.
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: Will appear at the end of the Asian cup if you donít buy star players,
    use him at he midfield to do well and open up spaces. But later in the game,
    computer play dirty can whack the player when heís jumping though.
    
    Barger:
    
    Appearance: Big size and light skin in color with a nice crew cut hair
    
    Ability: Push opponents off to the ground, big and strong person. It will take
    a while before your opponent who is down to get up, maybe because of his power
    push that knock them off their feet.
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: Like tricky, he will appear at the end of the Asian cup if you donít
    buy star players at first. Very good player to beef up the midfield and use him
    to open up spaces as his barging technique is good and powerful.
    
    Cheat:
    
    Appearance: light skin and bald
    
    Ability: Dive and bluff or fake injury for a foul, kind of one of those cheap
    guys who dive for a free kick or even penalty or fake the referee into
    believing that the offender deserves a card
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: A cheap player. Use this guy at the midfield or even forward or at the
    back (a bit risky though) to gain free kick or even fouls. Donít dive in open
    instead dive when you are near opponent to gain a foul. As the instruction
    manual says thereís 50 percent chance to gain a free kick and 25 percent chance
    to gain a penalty in the penalty box. Can be found in the Asian cup if you
    donít buy players at first and do really well to impress him.
    
    Passer:
    
    Appearance: Slightly tan and a long hair
    
    Ability: Cross long balls to players to head or find an open space for players
    to shoot, can cross anywhere at any place around the field.
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: He can cross long balls to players to advance and find open spaces, I
    prefer to put him in the left or right wings as this guy is a perfect crosser
    to the ball. Can be found around the African cup round.
    
    Striker 1:
    
    Appearance: Slightly tan and nice crew cut hair
    
    Ability: Lies in shooting, when he shoots, the ball bents around and head
    toward goal like a banana shot. Very beautiful goals when he score as heís a
    striker who poach goals for the team.
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: He can be found earliest in the European Cup, every hard to impress as
    he very difficult to find unlike the other players above. When you use him, go
    to the left or right then use the special move as he curves ball that the
    keeper canít really save the ball. Very important person when it comes in
    scoring goals. Better to put him in a striker role position.
    
    Striker 2:
    
    Appearance: Dark skin in color and long hair
    
    Ability: Like Striker 1, his ability lies in shooting and scoring goals for the
    team. When he shoots, the ball is power pact like a thunder bolt as well he
    uses his special moves, the ball travels fast in flames which gives the keeper
    a tough time to hold on the ball as well as saving the ball. Very high chance
    to score.
    Controls: List above in Controls section
    Comment: Can be found late in the game, around the American Cup zone. Very
    important asset to the team as he can poach for goals as he good at scoring
    goals at any pitch unlike Striker 1. Can score at any range put itís better to
    shoot at near distance to increase chance to score.  Better to put him in a
    striker role position. But when he shoots, its quite slow to execute though and
    can be tackle before shooting though.
    
    
    Note: All star players have a star on their head when they are active. When you
    start the tournament, you need to buy them unlike in the exhibitions mode, all
    stars players are there but its better to built your own squad at your choosing
    though.
    
    
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      3.4 Guide to the game
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    Tournament teams:
    
    Asian team:
    
    Kuwait
    No of star players: none
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Iran
    No of star players: none
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    S. Korea
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Saudi Arabia
    No of star players: 2
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Australia:
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    China
    No of star players: 3
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Japan
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    UAE
    No of star players: 2
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    African teams:
    
    Tunisia
    No of star players: 4
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Algeria
    No of star players: 4
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    
    Zambia
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Zimbabwe
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    Mali
    No of star players: 2
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Morocco
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Nigeria
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    Costa Rica
    No of star players: 4
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    Ghana
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    
    Cameroon
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    
    Honduras
    No of star players: 3
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    Ivory Coast
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Egypt
    No of star players: 4
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Eire
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    
    Europe teams:
    
    France
    No of star players: 10
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Germany
    No of star players: No of star players: 9
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    England
    No of star players: 10
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Denmark
    No of star players: 8
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Bulgaria
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    Belgium
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Austria
    No of star players: 7
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    Wales
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Switzerland
    No of star players: 7
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    
    Sweden
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    
    Spain
    No of star players: 10
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Scotland
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Russia
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    Romania
    No of star players: 9
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    Poland
    No of star players: 7
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    Norway
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Portugal
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    American teams:
    
    Brazil
    No of star players: all players
    Formation: 4-2-4
    
    Canada
    No of star players: 3
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Ecuador
    No of star players: 8
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    Chile
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Mexico
    No of star players: 9
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Bolivia
    No of star players: 5
    Formation: 4-4-2
    
    Argentina
    No of star players: 8
    Formation: 5-3-2
    
    Uruguay
    No of star players: 8
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
    USA
    No of star players: 6
    Formation: 4-5-1
    
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    Tournament Guide
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    When choosing your team, note that there are no star players. You will need to
    buy them when they appear later. The information above is taken from the
    exhibition mode. They are the exactly same teams when you face your opposing
    team to advance to the next round. After each game, a password is given for
    you.
    
    
    Asian Cup
    
    -1st round
    -2nd round
    -3rd round
    -4th round
    -5th round
    
    -Semi Final
    
    -Final
    
    Win Asian Cup
    
    African Cup
    
    -1st round
    -2nd round
    -3rd round
    -4th round
    -5th round
    
    -Semi Final
    
    -Final
    
    Win African Cup
    
    European Cup:
    
    -1st round
    -2nd round
    -3rd round
    -4th round
    -5th round
    
    -Semi Final
    
    -Final
    
    Win European Cup
    
    American Cup
    
    -1st round
    -2nd round
    -3rd round
    -4th round
    -5th round
    
    -Semi Final
    
    -Final
    
    Win American Cup
    
    Final soccer game battle:
    Win world Cup
    
    Versus the ALL STARS team
    
    Beat them and you will win the world cup and reach your objective of being the
    world champions.
    
    Sit back and watch the credits roll.
    
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    My thoughts of the game
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    When I first bought the game, I don't really have think much of it. After
    playing it, I thought the game wasn't bad at all. The game focus on conquering
    all continents of the world to become the ultimate champion just like the world
    cup.
    
    I spent some time playing it during the SNES days and quite like it. As a
    soccer fan myself, I thought trying out different soccer games like
    Championship manager, Fifa soccer games and thought so as they are all great
    games to play. The game's trademark of U.S Gold which is licensed by Nintendo.
    
    The game's rules are almost the same as the real life soccer game too, to make
    the game more realistic. But some rules are not there like the off side. There
    are four pitches to play from and all of them have some realism in them.
    
    Story plot:
    
    Well, it's not so a story plot, but it's can be sort of one too. From here, you
    play throughout the whole world, facing many world class teams and progressing
    to win the whole entire worlds prizes like Asian cup, African cup and
    ultimately becomes the world champion. While playing, top stars are signed by
    to you to boost team performance to
    get better and better to become the best of the world.
    
    Game play:
    
    The game's kind of creative; meaning there are lots of options first, like the
    replay option for you to see the beautiful goals you scored as well as an
    ability to fast forward or slow motion or reverse the replay option menu.
    
    The other options are also cool too, like the Cameo and Aggro options. Aggro
    option allows you to turn off the rules of the game and the Cameo option shows
    a short pics of a player as he celebrates a goal or get under a referee's
    booking or loses a match.
    
    Well, the game's a bit weird in terms of game play because you will need to buy
    up stars players to boost up your country's squad which is more like a club
    thing if you know what I mean. But some star players are cool, like tricky who
    has a whacky hairstyle and can jump around as his abilities. There are also
    some great stars players like Striker 1 and 2; one curves the ball while the
    other hits the ball like thunderbolt. And there's also a Cheat player who dives
    around framing players!!!
    
    While playing the game, you will find yourself playing in one of four pitches
    that is in the game like the soggy pitch which the ball bounces around which
    make the game a bit realistic.
    
    Controls:
    
    The controls are very easy to navigate, each button has it's own function and
    there's no need of some difficult moves to perform at all. So I think you will
    get the hang of it in no time.
    
    Difficulty:
    
    The game is not quite difficult provided you build up your squad well. Some
    teams are tough to beat as they have very deadly star players like Strikers 1
    and 2. The game generally fast pace and ou will find the net with one touch
    football so it's quite difficult to defend and the opponents which the the
    computer play quite dirty as they whack you down as you get hold of the ball
    which can be frustrating.
    
    Video:
    
    It's quite okay but it can be still be improve as the player appearance need to
    improve as well as the crowds which look dead. The field also can be improve
    like making it more real as well as the ball.
    
    Audio:
    
    The game's audio is not great and needs to improve like adding some BGMs during
    the soccer game as well as the main screen BGM and also the sound effects like
    the kicking off the ball. Example is when striker 2 kick the thunderbolt ball,
    the flames sound effect can be improve.
    
    Replay Value:
    
    Well, there's not much in here to really boost about in this game . Once you
    complete the game, there's nothing much to play for so they maybe can improve
    in this area like adding some cup option to unlock though.
    
    Here comes the question:
    Should you buy or rent it?
    
    For a soccer game, the game is not that great but as a fan of soccer games, try
    it and you might like the game. I would perfer you to rent it first before you
    buy it though.
    
    Critics section:
    
    The pros:
    
    ∑	A wide variety of teams to choose
    ∑	Innovative star players
    ∑	Win cups to conquer the world
    ∑	Replays there when Goal is scored, you can also use slow motion or fast
    forward or fast reverse
    ∑	Rules of the game
    ∑	Fast pace
    ∑	Realism
    
    
    The Cons:
    
    ∑	Too fast pace
    ∑	No replay Value
    ∑	Computer play dirty
    ∑	Difficult to defend as they pass and pass and next you will find the ball at
    the back of the net
    ∑	Passwords given canít seem to load
    
    Gameplay: 6/10
    Entertainment:6/10
    Replay value:2/10
    Video and audio: 6/10
    
    
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      4. FAQs
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    Que:
    
    How do I play this game?
    
    Ans:
    
    Read my FAQ.
    
    Que:
    
    How come my save canít load?
    
    Ans:
    
    
    Itís either view password incorrectly as after each match a password is given
    or you type the password incorrectly
    
    Que:
    
    How do I buy star players?
    
    Ans:
    
    Just select them and place them at the position you want.
    
    Que:
    
    Can you provide the information about the star players?
    
    Ans:
    
    Okay, itís listed above in the FAQ.
    
    Que:
    
    Can I know the rules of the game?
    
    Ans:
    
    Yes, itís also listed above in the FAQ.
    
    Que:
    
    How many teams are there?
    
    Ans:
    
    About 50 plus teams
    
    Que:
    
    How come the tournament mode does not have any star players to start with as I
    choose teams as all of them as normal players?
    
    Ans:
    
    The aim of the tournament is to be the champion of the world so there arenít
    any star players to start with and you will need to start building up with star
    players by doing well in each game and impressing them with your team work and
    ability.
    
    
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     5. Contact information
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    Any comments or strategies or anything I have left out, please drop me a mail
    at maxidestroyer@hotmail.com. You will be credited and please donít be annoyed
    when I donít reply because I quite busy at school at times. Thanks for reading
    this guide. And donít give stupid questions or I wonít answer them. Once again,
    thank you for reading this guide.
    
    Email I will take:
    
    ∑	Useful information
    ∑	Any things I miss out
    ∑	Questions
    ∑	Constructive criticisms
    ∑	Requesting the FAQ to put on certain website
    
    
    Email I will NOT take:
    
    ∑	Spam mails
    ∑	Useless information
    ∑	Questions thatís covered in the guide
    ∑	Stupid questions
    ∑	Spam my thoughts
    
    
    
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      8. Credits
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    I will like to thank:
    
    ∑	Myself
    ∑	CjayC (for putting on his website)
    
    
    
    
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