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J-League Fighting Soccer: The King of Ace Strikers

FAQ
NES 1993

Version: 1.0

J-League Fighting Soccer is a soccer simulation based on the Japanese soccer
league (called J.League for short). It uses the original teams and players as
of the 1993 season. Famous players include former Brazilian legend and Japan
coach Zico and Gary Lineker.


BASICS
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Controls:
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D-Pad         Move players and goalkeepers
A             Perform Action
B             Switch Action
START         Pause/Resume
SELECT        Cycle through menus


Basics:
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As you control the game you can switch actions and pull it off afterwards. For
example, as you have the ball, use the Boot-Arrow action to do a short pass or
shot. The three actions for outfielders while you have the ball:
Boot - Arrow            Short Pass/Shot
Boot - Arrow - Arrow    Long Pass/Shot
Player ~ Player         Dribble

While you don't have the ball, the actions are slightly different:
Boot - Arrow            Slide
Boot - Arrow - Player   Slide into Player (may result in foul)
Player ~ Player         Run faster

For throw-ins you only have two options:
Arrow                   Short Throw
Arrow - Arrow           Long Throw

It's similar for goal kicks:
Arrow                   Short Kick
Arrow - Arrow           Medium Kick
Arrow - Arrow - Arrow   Long Kick

Corner Kicks:
Arrow                   Short Delivery
Arrow - Arrow           Long Delivery

The game will automatically switch your control to the nearest player. There is
no way to do this manually.


Display:
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The top half of the screen is the playing area. It takes up nearly all the
space. The bottom part s for actions, current player number and the time left
in the half. Your player has a small number over their head, '1' if you are
Player 1 and '2' if you are Player 2.

You only see the score when somebody scores, but you can press START to pause
the game and see the current score displayed in the center.


Menu:
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Press any key to begin.

TEST PLAY: Play a single game against the computer. You can edit the original
	   team roster to make your own.

VS PLAY: Play a single game against each other. You can edit the original
	 team roster to make your own.

TOURNAMENT: Play a tournament to win against all opponents. You can start a new
            one or continue from a previous game. You may also trade players
            before you start.

LEAGUE: Play a league, playing two games against every other team in the
        process of finishing 1st in the end. You can start a new game or
        continue from a previous session. You may also trade players before you
        start.

For the first two modes you can pick between 3, 5, 10 or 15 minutes per half.
At half time you don't actually get to pick anything but continue.


ROSTER:
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Notice that all players don't have stats, and are essentially the same person.
You can therefor also switch a striker to goalkeeper and achieve the same
results.

GK = Goalkeepers
SW = Sweeper
LB = Left Back
CB = Central Back
RB = Right Back
LH = Left Half (Midfielder)
CH = Central Half (Midfielder)
RH = Right Half (Midfielder)
LW = Left Winger
CF = Central Forward
RW = Right Winger
SU = Substitute

Antlers:
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GK Furukawa
SW Ohba
LB Ugiyama
CB Ohno
RB Gaya
LH Santos
CH Honda
RH Zico
LW Alcindo
CF Kurosaki
RW Hasegawa
SU Irii
   Yoshida
   Naitou
   Manaka
   Chiba

Jef Utd:
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GK Simokawa
SW Michel
LB Sakakura
CB Sandro
RB Ejiri
LH Gotou
CH Franta
RH Nakanisi
LW Echigo
CF Pavel
RW Niimura
SU Igarashi
   Kanno
   Yoshida
   Sasaki
   Katou

Reds:
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GK Tuchida
SW Tanaka
LB Rivison
CB Otoyosi
RB Uramatu
LH Natori
CH Motizuki
RH Morales
LW Hirose
CF Fukuda
RW K. Hasira
SU Hori
   Uehara
   Makita
   Ninomiya
   Takita

Verdy:
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GK Kikuchi
SW Katou
LB Pereira
CB Tsunami
RB Ishikawa
LH T. Hasira
CH Ramos
RH Kitazawa
LW Totsuka
CF Takeda
RW Kazu
SU Nakamura
   Kikuhara
   Nagai
   Fujiyosi
   Fujikawa

Marinos:
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GK Matunaga
SW Hirakawa
LB Omura
CB Ihara
RB Koizumi
LH Everton
CH Mizunuma
RH Bisconti
LW Kimura
CF Yamada
RW Diaz
SU Katsuya
   Nagayama
   Matuhasi
   Jinno
   Uragami

Flugels:
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GK Nakagawa
SW Iwai
LB Takada
CB Chelona
RB Ohtake
LH Ikenoue
CH Umezawa
RH Yamaguti
LW Edu
CF Tomisima
RW Angelo
SU Satukawa
   Sorimati
   Naitou
   Maeda
   Ishizue

S Pulse:
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GK Sanada
SW Hiraoka
LB Marco
CB Naitou
RB Horiike
LH Miura
CH Ohenoki
RH Nobori
LW Toninho
CF Hasegawa
RW Mukojima
SU Saitou
   Asakura
   Edu
   Aoishima
   Ohtaki

Grampus:
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GK Itou
SW Fujikawa
LB Garca
CB Iijima
RB Egawa
LH Asano
CH Jorgenho
RH Yonekura
LW Sawairi
CF Lineker
RW Moriyama
SU Ogawa
   Nakanisi
   Tsuruta
   Gotou
   Ishikawa

Gamba:
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GK Honnami
SW Ka
LB Azuma
CB Kajino
RB Wada
LH Kudaka
CH Isogai
RH Matuyama
LW Nagasima
CF Yamaguti
RW Muller
SU Shimada
   Minobe
   Kondou
   Kusaki
   Okanaka

S Frecce:
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GK Maekawa
SW Satou
LB Taguchi
CB Vondrbug
RB Ueno
LH Daniel
CH Moriyasu
RH Kazama
LW Tanaka
CF Takagi
RW Noh
SU Matsuda
   Katanosa
   Fue
   Tanahasi
   Kawano


TIPS:
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The goalkeepers in this game blow. Simply shoot long from around the area of
the penalty box to have a good chance to score. They don't even catch the ball,
but just leave it a their feet. Sure it's the same as catching, but shows you
how lousy the game design is for the 'keepers.

Dribble around to the side of the penalty box and the central defenders will
often run away as if you aren't a threat. You will be man-marked but won't have
to deal with three guys instead. Once you run back into the penalty box they
will return to haunt you, yet by then you will try and shoot to score.

Dribble is used to control the ball better and don't lose it quickly when the
opponent slides in. When you are far away from the other player controlling
the ball, switch to run to get near quickly. Don't give them an opportunity
to shoot, remember the first tip I gave you and think how that can apply to
others too.

Passing is a bit risky. You may just want to try and far up the field with one
player. When you are in the back and there are opponents approaching then boot
it forward before losing the ball, but once you are in attack just try and go
around the indiviuals and shoot.


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