While it may not be as addictive as the similar Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles, playing FIFA on the Wii continues to deliver a great experience and deeper meaning. As with all other versions of FIFA, it is best played with a teammate. And what could be better than to masterfully beat your friends! Follow this guide to master the basics of FIFA.
Part 1 of 3: Starting a Game
Step 1. Select a mode
After downloading FIFA on Wii, you will be prompted to choose one of several options. If you just want to start a quick game, click Hit the Pitch. This option will instantly create a standard game where you will be allowed to pick your team and opponent. Other options are:
- Intercity Cup - Here you are allowed to pick a team and compete in the tournament, earning rewards.
- Hit the Streets - This is where the 5v5 street game begins.
- Streets to Stadium - It is allowed to create a player and take up his career, accumulating statistics.
- Be a Manager - In this case, you are given the opportunity to manage an entire team, carrying out transactions and conducting training for your players.
- Tournament - A wide variety of competitions are provided to test your skills.
Step 2. Decide between the Pro and Classic levels
Before starting a quick match, you will have the option to choose between Pro and Classic games. Choosing "Be a Pro" will give you control of one player for the entire game, with the Classic alternative you will lead an entire team, which will allow you to switch players and determine who should have the ball.
Step 3. Choose your type of management
After selecting a game mode, you can switch between the All-Play and Advanced settings. All-Play uses simplified controls and computerized assistance to help novice players enjoy their time playing without having to learn all the ins and outs of control circuitry. Advanced functional elements give complete control over your player's movements and actions.
- Press "1" or "L" to switch the control type in the Select Sides menu.
Step 4. Find yourself a team
Once you have selected your mode and control settings, a list of commands to choose from will appear. Use the arrows to switch between categories such as Recent and Most Popular. All teams have a rating that shows how effective each of them is in specific aspects of the game. Values are indicated on a 100-point scale.
Step 5. Adjust the match parameters
Before starting the game, you can adjust the basic settings of the upcoming match, such as duration, type, difficulty level and stadium.
Step 6. Select your Quick Tactics
If you are using Advanced Controls, you can issue orders to your team through the Quick Tactics option. You are free to assign four different basic motions to the controller. Use the Quick Tactics menu to determine which tactics you would like to use.
- Take a look at the preview window to see how the selected formation usually plays out on the field.
- Quick tactics are not available for the All-Play control type.
Part 2 of 3: Assault
Step 1. Navigate the entire field
While in possession of the ball, change the position of the joystick on your controller to move the player around. This way you will always control the player who has the ball. For a small increase in speed, use the Z button. Acceleration will be spent after a few moments.
Step 2. Pass the ball
Move your player's joystick towards the intended recipient and press the A button to make a bottom pass while the ball remains on the turf. Pressing and holding the A button creates a high pass as the ball flies over the heads of the players and falls much further.
- Holding the C button while passing the ball will direct the ball to the point you specify as the final target. This is especially useful for counterattacks, as you can increase your speed and dodge your opponents.
- For the All-Play control type, only one method of passing the ball (A) works, the rest is taken care of by the computer.
Step 3. Pass more often
If your player holds the ball for too long, the chances of missing it increase. The constant passing of the ball keeps defenders from trying to catch him and keeps the game flowing in your direction.
- Triangular formations are some of the most powerful structures in football. Passing the ball between three different players as you move across the field gives you control of the entire court and makes it difficult for your opponent to defend.
Step 4. Hit the ball
The shot works in much the same way as the pass. Aim your player in the direction of the opposite gate and either hit or press the B button. These actions will affect the strength of your lumbago.
- Hold the C button while shooting for a long-range shot when the ball flies over the heads of the defenders.
- In All-Play, there is one single strike command (B), the computer takes care of the rest.
Step 5. Stop at some steps
Pressing the D-Pad buttons in different directions on the Wiimote will cause your footballer to perform all sorts of ball tricks. Moreover, these will be not only those that are used for flaunting and bragging, but also useful tricks in order to deceive the enemy, forcing him to think that you are doing something that is not really there.
Step 6. Diversify the tactics of the game during the match
Press the C button and use the D-Pad to change direction to the Wiimote to instantly switch your team. Players will try to follow the formation assigned to this button. You can use plans such as a quick goal, a retreat to the defense, or many other situational moves.
Part 3 of 3: Protection
Step 1. Switch players
While in a defensive position, you can jump to any character on the field to better defend your goal. Pressing the A button or the Wiimote's D-Pad will transfer control to the player closest to the ball. This will allow you to be constantly in action. Ensure that players switch as soon as members of the opposing team leave their half of the field!
Step 2. Press down on your opponent
One of the most persuasive methods to break out of your opponent's control is to wrestle with him and take the ball. Holding the B button will automatically solve this problem, while shaking the Wiimote will invisibly struggle in the direction in which the player is running.
- To tackle the ball successfully, always try to fight for the ball itself, not the player. If you push your opponent, you can earn a yellow card.
Step 3. Condense the tactics of the game
Use the Jockey feature to get close to the opposing player and get a vantage point. Maneuvering is best for head bangs and thrusts and can also help increase the number of interceptions. So use the Jockey option while holding down C.
- Jockey function does not work on All-Play
Step 4. Call for help
The Second Man Press option will summon the nearest Artificial Intelligence (AI) of a player on your team to help crush the enemy. To use it, press and hold the A Button. The only way to take advantage of this feature is to have a second player pressurize your opponent, and then use a footballer under your control to intercept any pass your opponent might make.