Mini-FAQ by NSoe

Version: 0.2 | Updated: 02/14/00 | Printable Version

                                WORLD SOCCER
                           JIKKYOU WINNING ELEVEN 4 
                                COMPACT FAQ
for Sony Play Station 

by Nico Soe
version 0.2


version info:
*version 0.2---nothing actually, just make a big change on the format,
               so that it will be easy to read
            ---major correction
*version 0.1---first version
            ---many false grammar    

This FAQ is protected by law and can only be reproduced electronically.
This FAQ cannot be changed, and cannot be used for any profitional purpose.
Copyright (C) 2000, Nico Soe.

Well, this FAQ is the first time I made a FAQ. And if you want to know, I'm 
not an American. Because of that, there still a lot of false grammar in this 

This FAQ is a mini FAQ, and I'm trying to make this FAQ easy to understand (I 
don't know if you read it and you still confused). Because of that I only 
write some basics things that you need to know and need to master plus some 
other stuff. That's it all, I don't explaining about the roster name, the 
cups, the competition, at least for this version. This FAQ is made based on 
my opinions. So don't blame me if it's different with yours.    

1.   Control guide.
2.   The basic you should master.
2.1. Passing.
2.2. Shooting.
2.3. Freekick and shooting freekick.
2.4. Corner kick.
3.   Common type of playing.
3.1. Common formation type.
3.2. Useful strategy.
3.3. Tips.
4.   Editing a player.
4.1. Do you know?
4.2. Some player data.
5.   Credits.

1. Control guide

First of all, you must understand your controller perfectly. This is the 
easiest way to master this game. What I will explain here is only in playing 
control. For all other game control, replay control, option control, you can 
learn by yourself, I don't need to explain them here.

Control button
Info: T=triangle, S=Square, X, C=Circle, R1, L1, R2, L2, D-pad=directional 
pad of your controller.
D-pad : moving your player (yeah right, I think you already knew it)
T : through pass. 
    make your goalkeeper rushing out (while defending).
S : normal shooting--with power gauge, shooting header (in opponent area).
    clear a ball, clear a crossing, defending header (in your area).
    call  other nearest player to chase an enemy player (defending).
X : short passing, passing header.
    easy tackle (ball not in possession).
    chasing an enemy player--sometime causing a push, chasing a wild ball
    (while pressing with R1).
    cancel a shot (after power shooting gauge shown, before the ball shooted,
    if you want to cancel the shot then quickly press X button to remove the
    power gauge and the shot will be cancelled).
C : crossing (if you in crossing area, there will no power gauge while you
    crossing a ball. In this case, by pressing it repeatedly, will change
    your cross into a low cross. Faster you press it repeatedly, more
    low your cross will be).
    sliding tackle. (ball not in possession).
    high passing--with power gauge.
    clear a ball (while defending).
R1: running (tab front while running for rushing dribble).
L1: switch to other nearest player to the ball (ball not in possession).
R2: hold this, then press S or C to more defensive or to more offensive.
L2: hold this then press T or S or X or C to set your strategy (in
    professional mode).
L1 twice: dribbling skill (ball in possession, while you're not running).
L1+T : lob a ball--lob passing.
L1+S : chip shot.
L1+X : one-two pass(yesss).
L1+C : high one-two pass.
S+X  : trick shot (if you doing this while you close enough to the goalie, he
       will 100 percent fall down--even before he is rushing out, and you'll
       be easy to pass him).
S,S  : in control chip shot (press S then S quickly--depends on power gauge,
       I think, if I'm not wrong, will results on how fast and how high your
       chip shot will be. Better use this than L1+S if the goalkeeper is
       rushing out). 

2. The basic you should master

If you want to beat your every opponent, then you should master the control 
of your player, take any chance. By master them you will get many scoring 
chance, pressing your opponent. The basic four you should master are passing, 
freekick, corner kick, and shooting of course. Master them will make you play 
more vary.   

2.1 passing

Train your passing skill often. Do a short pass or a long pass whatever you 
want. Predict your opponent movement, do a passing which they cannot 
intercept. Don't do a short pass if your target player is too far from your 
current player. Try to do a one-touch pass, fast pass, which will confuse 
your opponent.

2.2 shooting

Better make a room for your player before you shot. If your player cannot do 
a clear shot, or under pressure by the defence, then the shot will less 
accurate than a clear shot. Do a long shot if you want, but watch your player 
shooting skill (I love Batistuta). When you one on one with the goalie then 
watch him carefully, if he rushing out then do a chip shot or use your skill 
to pass him, if he stay then better do a normal shot, it should score.

2.3 freekick, shooting freekick

Actually you can do freekick in many ways, you could pass to other player 
than try to make a clear shot, or you can do a high pass then get your other 
player to make a heading. But of course the pleasure is when we doing a 
shooting freekick, and it score. What I will explain is only a shooting 

freekick button:
D-pad(left and right): aim your shot.
T    : don't know the use of this.
S    : shooting--with power gauge.
X    : short pass to other player.
C    : high pass to other player.
Up   : make your shot more powerful, faster, but lower.
Down : make a lift shot, the shot will pass the defence, but slower.
Left : hold this quickly after shooting will make a little curve to the left.
Right: hold it quickly after shooting will make a little curve to the right.

When you got a freekick and you think you still in shooting range, then 
better do a shooting freekick. But only if you're not too diagonal with the 
net. The concept is like this, if you stand straight in front of the net, the 
goalie will stand in the middle, and the defence will try to cover your shot 
from the middle to. If you stand diagonal with the net, the goalie will stand 
in the far post, and the defence will try to cover your way to the near post.
Watch the diagram below.
Don't blame me if it's hard to understand, I'm not an art master.

             -------------                         -------------
             |    GK     |     ?----net-----?     |        GK |

                 ****          ?--defence---?      ****

                   +    ?---freeckick taker--?     +

If you stand far from the net, then do a long freekick plus hold the up 
button. Give a curve for better result. If you stand not too far from the 
net, then do a normal freekick--watch your power bar. If you stand in very 
close range with the net, for example near the penalty box, then do a lift 
shot freekick in order for the ball to pass the defence. The risk of a lift 
shot is the shot will be to slow for the goalie to catch.
If you stand diagonal with the net, the best way to score is by aiming your 
shot to the near post (while the goalie stand in the far post), try to shot 
the ball pass the defence (use lift shot in the close range), give your best 
curve. The goalie will difficult to block the ball. You should know that the 
right foot freekick taker is good for doing left curve than right curve, the 
left foot freekick taker is good for doing right curve then left curve. 
To master a freekick, train it often in the training mode.

2.4 Corner kick

Corner button:
D-pad(left-right): aim your corner.
C : cross a corner.
X : short pass.
Down: hold this after press C will make a low cross.

3. Common type of playing

As far as I know, the way people play can be divided into 3 common type. They 
are dribbling type, heading type, and the combination of them.

Dribbling type
This main point of this type is trying to keep the ball in possession, not 
passing often. The good team for this type for example are : Brazil, Holland.

Heading type
This type needs a good winger in their team to supply a good crossing ball. 
And of course a good header. The good team for this type for example: 
Nigeria, Germany, Holland. Brazil is not suitable for this type.

Combination of them
This is a flexible type. They can keep the ball in possession, can do a good 
cross to make a devastating heading too. I don't know which team suitable for 
this type. This type is good to master. This type can do their attacking 
strategy more vary.

3.1 Common formation type

The formation you choose is really up to you. You can put one, two, or three 
striker in front, but never put four!!  ^_^(bad joke). Usually if you good in 
heading you will put one or three striker in front (at least all my friends 
doing that). But if you want to set two striker for heading then you should 
set your strategy to center attack. I'll explain it in strategy section. 
Just try any kind of formation, edit the position as you like, try the best 
position for your type of playing, use the right strategy, be yourself.
Oh yeah, in the formation menu you can set your defender to sweeper or 
libero, you can set the awareness too.

3.2 Useful strategy

In WE4 there are some strategy that will be very useful to use. You need to 
know some of them, which I think useful enough to use. The others which is I 
don't really understand, not mentioned here.

Right or left side attack

Set this strategy to call your winger or your right or left side to move, 
support your attack from left and right side. 

Offside trap

While pressing, make your defender trap opponent player so that they caught 
offside. It's not very useful for me. I don't know if it's for you.

Zone press

Yay, my favorite one. Will make your player more aggressive to help your 
attack, pressing your opponent movement. The weakness of it is it will be 
easy for your opponent to counter attack.

Counter attack

Another of my favorite. Use this against an attacking team.

Center attack

Concentrate the attack from the center. 
In WE3, if you are using two strikers in front, and if you cross the ball to 
the center, your striker will automatic chasing the ball from the center. 
Then a good header will be no problem.
It's totally different in WE4. If you put only two strikers in front, and if 
you cross a ball, the ball will usually crossed to the center, while your 
striker waiting in the right and left side. It would be to late for them to 
chase the ball. To avoid this, use center attack strategy, the ball will 
still crossed to the center, but your striker will be in center too.    

3.3 Tips

1. Understand your controller perfectly.
2. Try to pressure your opponent, don't let opponent pressure you.
3. Trap your opponent into your type of playing. Make them confused.
4. Don't play monotony.
5. Watch carefully your map to know clearly all of your player and your
   opponent's player position.
6. Use your strategy effectively.
7. Predict your opponent movement, try to do as many intercept as you can.
8. Don't depend on one player only.
9. Stay cool.

4. Editing a player

Well thanks to Konami for this one. It's easy to edit a player, just enter 
the gaming option menu, enter the edit mode section. And that's all. You can 
edit a player by your imagination, or you can take a base copy. And the crazy 
thing is you can edit the player ability to max. You can set the callsound 
for your edited player too.

4.1 Do you know?

Do you know that Amoroso and Cafu in WE4 is a little to white?
Do you know that McManaman in WE4 is not too good in dribbling?
Do you know that Morientes in WE4 is 26 years old, isn't he should be 23?
Do you know that there are callsounds for German Burgos, Brian and Michael 
Laudrup in the edit mode menu? And there still many more.
Do you know that WE4 is really an incredible game?

4.2 Some player data

Well, if you want to edit a national team player which isn't there. I have 
some of their data (only their looks data), if you want, of course.

Here they are :
1. German Burgos (Argentina, Mallorca). 184 cm, age 28, foot R-type.
2. Joe Cole (England, West Ham). 5'8"(173 cm), born 11/8/1981.
3. Vincenzo Montella (Italy, AS Roma). 172 cm, 68 kg, born 1974.
4. Marco Delvecchio (Italy, AS Roma). 186 cm, 78 kg, born 4/7/1973.
5. Fabio Junior Perreira (Brazil, AS Roma). 186 cm, 76 kg, born 11/22/77.
6. Michael Laudrup (Denmark). 183 cm, 75 kg, age 36.
7. Brian Laudrup (Denmark). 186 cm, 78 kg, age 31.
8. Paolo Di Canio (Italy, West Ham). 5'9"(175 cm), born 7/9/1968, white shoes
   hehehe, well I'm not joking, he is really wearing white shoes.

5. Credits

1. GameFAQs for publishing my FAQs.
2. My friend for lending me a computer.
3. My eyes (Geeze they are very tired).
4. Chin Han for the freekick section (Enjoy playing your FFVIII).
5. Hanes Tjoek for the callsound section.
6. Michael A.T for telling me about this gamefaqs site.
7. Abui ( for his correction in my English hehehe.  
8. Konami.

                     Well it's finally done. My first FAQ.
                        Hope it would be useful for you.

                        Copyright (C) 2000, Nico Soe.