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Penalty Fever Walkthrough
Penalty Fever takes the basic premise most penalty shot soccer games follows and adds a little something extra to make the game more challenging and more exciting. The result is one of the most addictive and engrossing penalty shot soccer games online. While it isn't quite as complicated as the more involved team based soccer games online, it is a fair but more complicated than the average penalty shot soccer game making it the perfect middle ground game. This one is ideal for players that like soccer games but find more traditional penalty shot based games a bit too simplistic but find team based games too complex. This game finds a great compromise between the two and offers a fun and entertaining game that won't leave you completely frustrated or feeling like you're in over your head. That might be the game's greatest appeal. Anyone can play and enjoy it although getting good and actually winning will take a little patience. Experience with soccer games will definitely help in this game as you need to have an understanding of the basic controls if you want to do well. Since the controls are essentially the same as most of the other soccer games online, having that experience going in will make getting the hang of how the game is played a bit easier. At the same time, newcomers won't be completely overwhelmed with a lot of controls they don't understand. The game is played entirely with the mouse. You need fast reflexes to get the timing of your moves right, but even those who are lacking these basic skills in the beginning will be able to build and improve them as they play.
The premise behind Penalty Fever isn't terribly uncommon in the world of online soccer games. Basically, you want to help your favorite team bring home the title; the title in this case being the top spot at the European Penalty Shootout Challenge. That is your goal. To achieve that goal you will need to defeat all of the other teams in the challenge - not always an easy feat to accomplish. The difference between this game and most of the other soccer games online isn't in the premise, the rules or even the controls of the game. The different with this game is that you will not only be taking penalty shots as the kicker but will also be taking a turn as goal keeper where your goal won't be to get the ball in the net but will be to instead keep the ball out of the net. This slight change makes all the difference in this game and really sets it apart from most of the other soccer games in the genre. It's part of what makes the game so challenging but is also what makes it so entertaining. Its a turn based game so it's pretty easy to figure out if you're the kicker or the goal keeper. You start the game as the kicker. After you take your shot you will be the goal keeper. Once all the turns have been taken, you'll move on the the next round if you've scored more goals that your opponent. If you haven't, you'll have to start the game over. In order to do well in this game, you need to perform well as the kicker and the goal keeper which is going to cause problems for players who are only used to playing as one or the other. In truth, the roles aren't really all that different. You need to have the same skills to do well in both - fast reflexes and a decent sense of timing. Other than that, it's just about pointing and clicking.
When you're playing the role of the kicker in Penalty Fever, getting the direction and height of your shot is what's most important. It takes two clicks to complete a kick in this game and each one as to be timed exactly. When you're the kicker, you'll see a green arrow moving back and forth in front of the net. Use this arrow as a way to judge when the best time to click the first time will be. The first click will make your kicker move toward the ball. It also determines the basic direction the ball will go following the kick. This is the path your ball will take if you do not click a second time. The second click is important because it determines the final path of your ball as well as the height of the kick. If you don't time it right, your ball could cut to one side or the other causing you to completely miss the net or could cause the ball to sail over the top of the goal. You don't want either of these things to take place. Look at where you expect the ball to go and figure out what you need to do to get it passed the goal keeper. It might be a little difficult for the newcomer, but as you play, you'll get a good idea of how to trick the keeper and sneak the ball passed him. Things aren't really much different when you are the goal keeper. A little red indicator will come up to tell you where the kicker is going to put the ball. Watch for that red light and click as fast as you can. This is one of the most challenging parts of the game, but if you have decent reflexes, you should be able to pull it off. The key is to aim just slightly beyond the red mark. Again, this is something that will be a little difficult for newcomers but will also improve as you play. The only real way to win this game is to be persistent and stick with it. It is entirely possible to come out on top.
Overall, Penalty Fever offers everything anyone could want in an online soccer game. It's entertaining and fun without being too easy or too difficult. Newcomers and experienced soccer game players alike are going to enjoy this game. The biggest benefit this game offers is that it's challenging without being especially complicated; something many of the other soccer games online can't claim. The goal is straight forward and the controls are easy to use once you get the hang of them. In this one, experience is king. You should have little trouble getting through this game if you're patient and give yourself time to improve. While more experienced players are going to find this one a bit on the easy side, it's still well worth playing and will keep you entertained. Whether you are a veteran soccer game player or someone just starting out in the genre, give this game a try. It's far too much fun to pass up.