Intellivision Cartridge Instructions
(For 2 Players)
KICKOFF! The ball is yours, now move it downfield! Teamwork and footwork are the
name of this game. The defense is pressing...PASS to a teammate! Get the ball in
close to your opponent's goal. Move quickly...evade the defense...keep the ball
inbounds. You're in the goal area. Fake out the goalie and shoot! IT'S A SCORE!
OBJECT OF THE GAME
is to score more goals than your opponent in two 45-minute periods. Each goal
scores 1 point. 7 1/2 minute "Sudden Death" overtime, if score is tied at end of
2nd half or any overtime period. (All times are simulated.) No penalties in this
EXAMINE YOUR CONTROLS
[Disc, 1 -3] SKILL LEVEL
[Disc] Pro (Fastest]
 Semi-Pro (Medium Fast)
 Collegiate (Medium)
 Rookie (Slow)
 OVERTIME BUTTON: Activates 7 1/2 minute (simulated) "Sudden Death" overtime
[Upper Side Buttons] SHOOT/GOALIE UP: Offense -- sends ball across field at
faster, scoring speed. Defense -- moves goalie in upward "lunge" when visible.
[Lower Side Buttons] PASS/GOALIE DOWN: Offense -- sends ball across field at
slower, more accurate speed. Defense -- moves goalie in downward "lunge" when
DISC: Used to "run" Offense and Defense control men in any of 16 directions.
Press edge of disc corresponding to direction you want man to move.
Use with PASS or SHOOT buttons to control direction of ball when passing or
Press to select PRO game speed -- FASTEST speed of all.
INTELLIVISION SOCCER is a game of action and coordination. Practice using the
Direction Disc TOGETHER WITH the Pass and Shoot buttons, for a winning
combination! Get the feel of these controls BEFORE you play. Find the way of
working the controls that feels most comfortable and lets you react quickly.
THE ALL-IMPORTANT KICK! To make your control man kick, you must HOLD DOWN the
Direction Disc WHILE you press either the Shoot or Pass buttons. When control
man connects with ball, you will hear a "WHACK."
IMPORTANT: Direction in which man with ball is facing determines direction in
which ball is released when passing or shooting.
SELECT GAME SPEED
You can play INTELLIVISION Soccer at 4 different speeds. Press the DIRECTION
DISC to set game speed at PRO -- the FASTEST possible game speed.
To select one of 3 SLOWER speeds, press the desired Skill Level button on your
Fast, PRO speed means EVERYTHING goes faster! Passes, shots on goal, "running" -
- all speed up. At PRO speed, your reactions will have to be very quick!
Until you get familiar with the game, you'll probably want to begin at a slower
CHECK THE FIELD
Soccer field appears on your TV screen AS SOON AS YOU SELECT GAME SPEED. The
"CROWD" ROARS, as both teams "take the field." You don't see the entire soccer
field, ONLY THE CENTER ONE-THIRD. As the game gets underway, you see the visual
effect of a TV camera "panning" downfield, following the action of the man with
COMPUTERIZED CLOCK & SCORING
There are two 45-minute periods in each game, with possible 7 1/2 minute
overtime periods. (All times are simulated.)
Bars at the bottom of the screen indicate which period is in play -- one bar for
1st period, two bars for 2nd period. A third, DARKER bar indicates overtime
period in play.
Team scores and time remaining in period are continuously displayed at the top
of the screen, EXCEPT when screen is "panning."
THE STARTING LINE-UP
There are two teams -- YELLOW and PURPLE. Each team has 3 men plus a goalie. On
Offense, you control THE MAN WITH THE BALL. One Defense, you control a DEFENSIVE
CAPTAIN and have PARTIAL CONTROL OVER YOUR GOALIE, when he is visible. Computer
controls all other players on both teams, and moves them to simulate full teams
of 10 men each plus goalies.
Player you control (except goalie) CHANGES COLOR -- to ORANGE for Yellow Team,
to BLUE for Purple Team.
At the start of the game, YELLOW team (left hand controller) defends the LEFT
end of the field. PURPLE team (right hand controller) defends the RIGHT end of
the field. Teams change sides for 2nd period and again for overtime (if any).
YELLOW TEAM ALWAYS HAS THE OPENING KICKOFF. ORANGE Control Man takes position in
the Center Circle, facing the ball. Purple Team takes defensive positions
outside the Center Circle. Order is reversed for 2nd period kickoff and overtime
kickoffs (if any).
PRESS DIRECTION DISC ON LEFT HAND CONTROLLER to move Orange Control Man toward
ball. GAME CLOCK WILL START. Orange Control Man will automatically kick the ball
to one of two Yellow receivers at the top and bottom of the Center Circle. The
computer selects at random which Yellow receiver will get the ball. You will
hear a "WHACK" as the ball is kicked and another when it is received. As soon as
the receiver gains possession of the ball, he will become the Offensive Control
Man and turn ORANGE.
ON THE ATTACK -- OFFENSIVE MANEUVERS
When your team has possession of the ball, move it as quickly as possible toward
your opponent's goal! There are 2 ways to move the ball.
DRIBBLING. Press the edge of the Direction Disc in the direction you want your
Control Man (the man with the ball) to move. He will lightly "kick" the ball in
front of him as he moves downfield. You will hear the sound of the BALL
DRIBBLING. Your TV screen will "pan" downfield to follow his movements.
PASSING. To move the ball more quickly downfield and prevent your opponent from
stealing it, PASS THE BALL to a teammate. Select your intended receiver and use
the Direction Disc to turn your Control Man so that he is FACING the receiver.
Continue pressing the Direction Disc WHILE you press either PASS button. You
will hear a "WHACK" as the ball is kicked.
The ball will travel in a straight line at moderate speed, slowing down as it
travels. The computer will calculate whether the receiver CAN collect the ball
as passed. If the pass is possible, the receiver will move into position to
collect the ball. When pass is completed, you will hear a soft "WHACK" and
RECEIVER WILL CHANGE COLOR. He is now your Control Man. Previous control man
will revert to normal team color.
NOTE: You cannot control the movement of your intended receiver UNTIL he
collects the ball.
SELECTING A PASS RECEIVER
You may not always see a teammate on-screen who can receive the ball. Because of
the panning effect, however, you can estimate the position of an OFF-SCREEN
As the screen pans to follow the man with the ball, other players disappear off-
screen. WHEN A PLAYER DISAPPEARS OFF-SCREEN, HE REAPPEARS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE
OF THE SCREEN, DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE POINT AT WHICH HE DISAPPEARED. There is
always exactly one screen width between the point at which a player disappears
When the screen is panning, it is possible to estimate when an on-screen player
will disappear and reappear on-screen.
For every on-screen player, imagine a "POTENTIAL" PLAYER off-screen, exactly one
screen width away, in the direction in which the screen is panning. The
"potential" player does not exist until the on-screen counterpart disappears.
You can, however, pass the ball toward an off-screen "potential" player. By the
time the ball reaches him, the screen will have panned away from the on-screen
counterpart and there will be a player at the point of aim, to receive the ball.
NOTE: Players disappear and re-emerge ONLY WHEN GOAL LINES ARE NOT VISIBLE ON
SCREEN. As soon as either goal line appears on screen, there are no more
"potential" players. If a player moves off-screen during this time, he will
remain off-screen until the screen pans away from the goal line.
Get in close to your opponent's goal, then line up your shot, using the
Direction Disc to FACE your Control Man in the direction you want the ball to
Hold the Direction Disc down WHILE you press either SHOOT button. Ball will
travel in a straight line at fast speed. Keep your shots coming. Your opponent
can only move his goalie in "lunges" between goal posts. Move quickly to "fake
IT'S A SCORE! The ball makes it past the goalie and into the net! THE CLOCK
STOPS. You hear the "CROWD" ROAR. Your score increases by 1 point. Screen
returns to Center Circle for KICKOFF BY YOUR OPPONENT. CLOCK RESUMES when your
opponent presses the Direction Disc for kickoff.
OOPS! -- OUT OF BOUNDS
You cannot see the Computer Referee, but you will hear his WHISTLE if the ball
goes out of bounds. When this happens, the CLOCK WILL STOP until game action
resumes on the field. There are 3 ways the ball can be brought in from out of
1. THROW IN. Offensive Control Man kicks the ball beyond either sideline.
Computer sends a defenseman out of bounds at the point the ball went out.
DEFENSEMAN THROWS THE BALL BACK IN to the nearest computer-controlled teammate.
All other players "FREEZE" in position for about 1/2 second after the ball is
2. GOAL KICK. Offensive Control Man kicks the ball past opponent's Goal Line.
Ball is placed inside the Defense Goal Area and defending GOALIE KICKS IT
DOWNFIELD. All players "FREEZE" in position until the ball is 1/3 downfield.
Offense Control Man disappears off-screen as screen "pans" to follow the ball,
then reappears on opposite side of screen when ball stops.
3. CORNER KICK. Defense kicks the ball past its own Goal Line while defending
the goal. Ball is placed in upper corner near defending team's goal. OFFENSIVE
PLAYER KICKS THE BALL BACK INBOUNDS to the nearest computer-controlled teammate.
All other players "FREEZE" in position for about 1/2 second after the ball is
NOTE: If defending team kicks the ball into its OWN goal, this scores 1 point
for the opposition. No corner kick would be awarded.
(CONTROL MAN IS YOUR DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN)
Your opponent has the ball. You have 2 defense objectives:
1. PREVENT YOUR OPPONENT FROM SCORING.
2. GAIN POSSESSION OF THE BALL.
USE THE DIRECTION DISC to move your Defensive Captain in any of 16 directions.
PREVENT YOUR OPPONENT FROM SCORING
On defense, you have PARTIAL CONTROL over your goalie, WHEN HE IS VISIBLE ON
By pressing either GOALIE UP (top) or GOALIE DOWN (bottom) side buttons on your
Hand Controller, you can cause your goalie to "LUNGE" toward the top or bottom
of the screen. Goalie "lunges" only as far as the goal posts and remains there
as long as you press the button.
If the goalie touches either the ball or the man with the ball, he will
automatically gain possession and immediately throw the ball to the nearest
computer-controlled teammate. Offensive players will be able to move, but WILL
NOT BE ABLE TO TOUCH THE BALL for 1 second after the goalie throws it.
YOU CAN STILL CONTROL THE MOVEMENTS OF YOUR DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN WHEN GOALIE IS
VISIBLE. With practice, you can build a tough defense by controlling both
simultaneously. If your Defensive Captain gets possession of the ball while
goalie is visible, GOALIE WILL REVERT TO COMPUTER CONTROL. YOU HAVE PARTIAL
CONTROL OVER GOALIE ONLY WHEN PLAYING DEFENSE
GAIN POSSESSION OF THE BALL
Use the Direction Disc to "run" your Defensive Captain into the path of the ball
when your opponent's man releases the ball to pass or shoot. You can block a
score AND gain possession of the ball.
STEALING THE BALL
Your Defensive Captain can steal the ball away from your opponent's Control Man.
"Run" in close to the man with the ball. If your Defensive Captain touches the
ball, he will take possession. Get away from your opponent's Control Man fast,
to prevent him from stealing the ball back. Combine a steal with an immediate
pass, to keep possession once you have the ball!
THERE ARE NO OFFSIDES OR PENALTIES IN INTELLIVISION SOCCER.
"BUZZER" SIGNALS THE END OF EACH PERIOD.
Score is tied at the end of the 2nd period. Press the OVERTIME BUTTON  on
either hand controller. Game will automatically go into 7 1/2 minute "Sudden
Death" overtime. (Simulated time.) Teams switch ends of the field for each
overtime period. YELLOW TEAM kicks off. First team to score a goal and break the
If neither team scores by the end of the 7 1/2 minute period, the game will
automatically go into a second overtime period. PURPLE TEAM will kick off. There
is no limit on the number of overtime periods. Game ends only when the tie is
Press RESET BUTTON on Master Component to begin a new game.
SIMULATED GAME EFFECTS
"CROWD" ROAR: When teams take the field. When goal is scored. At end of game
BUZZER: At end of each game period or overtime period.
"REF'S" WHISTLE: When ball travels out of bounds.
CONTACT "WHACK": When player kicks ball. When ball is received.
"DRIBBLING": When ball is being moved downfield by rapid, light kicks.
HOW TO WIN
1. COORDINATE Direction Disc with Pass and Shoot buttons. When both controls
work together smoothly, you have an edge.
2. LEARN TO PASS effectively. Watch how players move off- and on-screen, as the
screen "pans." make the panning effect work to your advantage with off-screen
3. On long passes, use the faster SHOOT button, rather than the PASS button. The
faster speed will carry the ball farther before it slows down, with less chance
4. WATCH YOUR AIM. "Wild" shots and passes may be intercepted or travel out of
5. LOOK OUT FOR THE DEFENSE. Man with the ball can't "run" as fast as the
Defensive Captain. If pressed too close, pass the ball.
6. MANEUVER THE GOALIE. Learn to play goalie and Defensive Captain
simultaneously. Practice makes it easy.
7. If your DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN falls too far behind the man with the ball, let
your man drop back completely off-screen. He will reappear on-screen in front of
the man with the ball.
8. Remember that the BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE. Get possession of the ball
and keep possession until you score!
GLOSSARY OF SOCCER TERMS
COLLECTING THE BALL -- the action of taking possession of the ball.
CORNER KICK -- a means of returning the ball inbounds by kicking it in from the
upper corner near Goal Line. Offense has ball.
DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN -- man you control when playing Defense.
DRIBBLING -- the action of moving the ball downfield by means of rapid, light
GOAL KICK -- a means of returning the ball inbounds where goalie kicks ball
downfield from Goal Area. Defense has ball.
RECEIVE -- a completed pass.
THROW-IN -- a means of returning the ball inbounds by throwing it in over either
sideline. Defense has ball.
(c)1979, 1998 Intellivision Productions, Inc.
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