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Old 02 August 2015, 23:16   #1
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Sensible World of Soccer Tutorial needed

Is there a Tutorial for SWOS somewhere? I like Goal!, but other mates prefer SWOS and I got to begin learning it.

Iīve been playing like 50 friendly matches right now, scoring one single goal, even losing 4-0 with Bayern Munich to Dnepropetrovsk.



Need a hint on how to score goals. The player doesnīt even shoot when I press the button and if he does, the goalkeeper has it safe in 99,9% times.
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Old 02 August 2015, 23:20   #2
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Sensible Soccer 92 - 97 (Amiga) - A Playguide and Review - by LemonAmiga.com [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 03 August 2015, 00:01   #3
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Sensible Soccer 92 - 97 (Amiga) - A Playguide and Review - by LemonAmiga.com [ Show youtube player ]
Thanks for this review and quick response. I have been watching it completely, but that guy only says "itīs hard to score" and it seems he is as bad as I am.
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Old 03 August 2015, 00:20   #4
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Yeah I played loads of Sensi Soccer back in the day, plays just as well on an emulator - goals galore when you work out how to bend the ball. Never got anywhere with SWOS. Did they make the goal keepers better?

So I can't help with SWOS but pick up an original version of Sensible Soccer (I had the '94 edition) and load up the custom teams for some fun.
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Old 03 August 2015, 00:46   #5
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The most important thing, I think, is knowing how to bend the ball. Sometimes it's not necessary to shot close to the posts or the crossbar, and a little effect can be enough to beat the goalie. Another way is shooting straight and close to one of the posts or doing a diagonal shot to one of the sides of the goalie. Good luck!
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Best way to score is to play the ball diagonally across the box and volley it in to the near side post with your striker.

Curve shots work, but they are not always effective, the best goalkeepers will save many of them.
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Old 03 August 2015, 05:41   #7
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Practice, man! There weren't "tutorials" back in the day. Keep it oldschool and keep at it
Steve gives good advice, I will add that there are certain "hot points" on the field where you can more easily score. Also try to pass the ball around quite a bit, dribbling is a bitch and I never quite got the hang of it.

And if you are losing matches 4 nil, I will suggest also to get better at defending to start with. I'm a lot better at defending than I am at at scoring I have to admit!
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Old 03 August 2015, 06:43   #8
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Pass the ball to a player on the wing from center kick off. Kick the ball with a lob and a curve and you will score a goal from just past the center line.
One of my all time favorite shots in swos.

Otherwise lob the ball from the corner area and get a player to do a flying header into goal.
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Old 03 August 2015, 10:26   #9
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Yeah I also find SWOS particularly hard. I don't consider myself an expert but in the earlier versions I can at least score goals and win some games, but likewise I don't think I've ever even managed to score in SWOS!
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It's all about the practice. Start with friendlies with the odds stacked in your favour (Brazil Vs. the Faroe Islands for example) as the goalkeeper skill changes in line with the skill of the real-life counterpart. If the keeper is still saving them, are you playing with a stick that has autofire? Holding down the fire button shoots while tapping it passes, but if your stick has autofire functions it's possible that holding the button is seen as a series of taps, resulting in a pass which is very easy for the keeper to save.

One thing to work on (and there aren't really that many control techniques in SWOS) is the aftertouch. Moving the stick after you press fire but before the ball releases bends the ball in that direction. The sooner after the button is pressed, the stronger the bend. Moving the stick away from the ball direction lifts it up higher, pushing it in the ball's direction keeps it low to the ground. Timing is tricky, but once you get the hang of it it's very intuitive.
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It's all about the practice. Start with friendlies with the odds stacked in your favour (Brazil Vs. the Faroe Islands for example) as the goalkeeper skill changes in line with the skill of the real-life counterpart. If the keeper is still saving them, are you playing with a stick that has autofire? Holding down the fire button shoots while tapping it passes, but if your stick has autofire functions it's possible that holding the button is seen as a series of taps, resulting in a pass which is very easy for the keeper to save.

One thing to work on (and there aren't really that many control techniques in SWOS) is the aftertouch. Moving the stick after you press fire but before the ball releases bends the ball in that direction. The sooner after the button is pressed, the stronger the bend. Moving the stick away from the ball direction lifts it up higher, pushing it in the ball's direction keeps it low to the ground. Timing is tricky, but once you get the hang of it it's very intuitive.
Couldn't have said it any better. Nice.
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Thanks for you all. I will go on practising.
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Old 05 August 2015, 15:27   #13
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I never played SWOS back in the day as i sold my A500 and replaced it with a CD32 and sadly it was never released on that. I did play the CD32 World Championship edition to death though and got very proficient at scoring from all over the place. Infact to make it a challenge my goto team was San Marino and i could beat any computer controlled team with ease.

When they re-released SWOS for the Xbox 360 i bought it straight away and found i was pretty good at that aswell, it's very rare to beat any keeper with a straight shot up the field, but like other have said a bit of aftertouch on a diagonal shot and the goals go in fairly easily with practice. Certainly a lot more difficult to score than classic Sensi though, and the differences in the teams are much more obvious.

I do remeber beating Nigeria 50-0 in a 6 minute game back in the day, there was a bug that on kick off as long as the ball didnt go past a point in your half the match wouldn't end, and the Nigeria goalie was hopeless. I also remember a never ending penalty shootout, where basically the goalie couldn't save it, in the end it had to lose the match by hoofing it over the bar... Ahh the memories

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Old 07 August 2015, 21:32   #14
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I mostly play the 1994 SWOS version. I bend the ball like hell, so much so that I hear my gamepad crack, but nothing. No goals at all. Brazil - Myanmar 0:1

Iīll put this on my list of most frustrating games. I canīt understand the lists, where people rate this as best Amiga game ever. Goal! is so much better and more playable.
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Old 07 August 2015, 21:46   #15
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Thee best way to start is a career in the lower English league. Nice and slow pace. Should be easier for beginners.
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Old 18 August 2015, 00:10   #16
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I canīt do any of these:

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Maybe the 96 version is really different? Gotta try.

Edit: Nope, itīs the same crap.

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so much so that I hear my gamepad crack
Try it with a joystick maybe... And, are you using a CD32 joypad? Because the D-pad on that is ridiculously bad, so much so that it might actually be the cause of the problem.
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Old 18 August 2015, 12:50   #18
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Easiest way by far is from a corner. Just hold down the fire button to put it in and then diving head at the front post. Probably score 3 out of 5 that way.

Other than that it's just practice.

One other thing is in the options menu. If you have 'all teams equal' then it won't matter on the sides as such.


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