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Kickabout League
Kickabout League
Genre Sport
Release July 1, 2009
Multi-player Yes


See Kickabout League/Strategies for strategies.

Kickabout League is a multiplayer five-a-side soccer (English: football) game. Players begin with four controllable team members, some intended for defence, some for midfield, and some for scoring. As they play rated (and unrated) games, the players will become more and more experienced. One can sell or trade the characters for money, and, put together with your earnings, you can buy upgrades, new characters, and even new fields to play on. In ways other than just rating, you can rise through the ranks and become the League Champion. Finally, quite a bit of Orb Coins (310 to be precise) may also be needed for those who wish to conquer Kickabout League entirely.

Gameplay

At any one time you control one player. Movement of the players is with the arrow keys or with the keys WASD. Ctrl or Space allows you to sprint. Mouse controls vary according to whether your player has the ball or not. Arrow keys may also be used to turn while sprinting (Slalom trinket) and turning while tackling when tackling with a tank.

Keys & Buttons Primary Effect (have ball) Secondary Effect (don't have ball)
Arrow or WASD Move
Ctrl or Space Sprint if ranger or elite with ranger clone Sprint
Left Mouse Button Low pass / shot - hold button for power Tackle or, in the right circumstances which the ball is being passed overhead which is a header
Right Mouse Button High pass / shot - hold button for power (AKA Lob or Lobbing) Move your mouse to the player who you want to switch to.

Four players in each team are controlled by humans, and the goalkeeper is controlled by the computer. In general goalkeepers are good at blocking the first shot but then take a while to recover. But sometimes there is a lag so the goalie isn't that effective as before. Goalkeepers are also prone to allowing shots in at the goal corners, as well as slide tackles and headers.

Rated games are always 2-player, with each player controlling an entire team's outfielders. Unrated games can have up to 8 players, in which case each player controls one outfielder. A game with more than two players is a team game. In teams with fewer than four players, each player chooses outfielders from his squad to fill slots in the team, but is not restricted to controlling his own outfielders. If facebook is on the game can only be a 2-player game.

Tournaments

Tournament mode is a new feature added with an update on 2 June 2010. A tournament can only be started with more than four players.

Tournaments are single elimination. That means that as soon as you lose, you're out for the rest of the tournament. If the player you should be playing leaves before you play them, you get a bye (a free win) and you go on to the next round. You do not get any rewards (money, xp, or league points) from a bye.

Players

Characters

When you play, you use at least one character from your team to play. Each character is from one of four classes of player, and each class has a special ability. A player's class will never change.

Type Primary skill Class ability
Hotshot Power Fast shot and harder shot
Ranger Speed Can sprint with the ball faster
Tank Tackling Turning mid-tackle and powerful tackles
Elite Balanced in all three Can "inherit" skills from other classes using diamond trinkets

Skills

The skills are power (POW), speed (SPD), and tackling (TCK).

Power affects how hard, how fast, and how far the ball is hit. If a ball is hit hard, it goes faster, meaning it can get through the goalposts before the goalie can reach it. Hotshots are especially made for Power, if you've got a Hotshot with high Power, you can shoot real quick, real hard. Speed affects how fast a player runs and how often a player can sprint.. While a few percent difference in running speed is barely noticeable, if you're chasing a player who isn't passing the ball, you can catch them up and tackle them with even a tiny difference in speed. Rangers are made for Speed, Rangers can sprint with the ball. If you're member, you can buy Slalom for a Trinket Slot, with Slalom, you can move while sprinting. Tackling affects how far you tackle and how fast you move while you tackle. A character with high TCK stat tackles a larger area. Tanks are made for Tackle, If your Tank has high Tackle, it can tackle really far. Tanks can also change direction during the tackle. If you're member, you can buy Knock Out for a Trinket Slot, with Knock Out, the player you have tackled, will lie on the ground for a longer time, giving you the advantage of having more time passing to your other players.

Trinkets

Trinkets are members-only items with a variety of effects, from simple stat boosts, to new abilities. Every player has between 1 and 3 trinket slots. Circle, square and triangle trinket slots can appear on any class of player. The circle slot offers the most basic and the cheapest trinkets, while the square slot and the triangle slot have more powerful trinkets which needs more cash to spend on.

Diamond trinkets can only be equipped on the elite class. Clone diamond trinkets (Hotshot, Tank, Ranger) are highly recommended for the elite class.

Exp trinkets increase the exp for the player that is wielding it at the end of a rated match. Money trinkets increase the money gained at the end of a rated match only the more people wielding money trinkets in your team the more money you will earn.

Select a tab to view the trinkets of that slot. (Note: if no links appear after this paragraph and you have JavaScript enabled, just be patient).

Cheats

Cheat can be purchased by a trinket that holds the cheat, cheats can be activated (or deactivated) by typing the name of the cheat trinket on your keyboard without using the tab button to talk.

Name Trinket Slot Effect
Tramline Circle Make the ball turn into a tennis ball
Whereami Square & Triangle Makes your player invisible.
Mushroom Square & Triangle Anyone on your team will be flashing rainbow colors when you activate it
Atomball Square Make the ball turn into an atom
Moonball Square Make the ball turn into the moon
Moonwalk Triangle Anyone on your team will run backwards when moving
Airplane Triangle Anyone on your team will make the "airplane" pose
Torquing Triangle Make the ball turn into the hamster from Torquing
Asteroid Triangle Make the ball turn into an asteroid
Pumpkins* Square & Triangle Makes the ball turn into a pumpkin

*Requires the Hallowe'en achievement.

Kits

Each player can customise their players with their own kits. There are 21 kits, and their colours can be any 2 of 32 selectable colours. 11 of these kits are purchasable on Orb Downloads, while a further 7 are unlocked by achievements. The player starts with only three designs.

In a team game the team plays with the captain's kit.

KL Kit Colours

The 32 selectable colours to design your kits with.

Kit Requirement
KL Kit1
None
KL Kit2
None
KL Kit3
None
KL Kit4
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit5
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit6
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit7
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit8
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit9
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit10
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit11
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit12
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit13
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit14
10 Orb Coins
KL Kit15
"All Four One" achievement
KL Kit16
"Goldenballs" achievement
KL Kit17
"Pinpoint Accuracy" achievement
KL Kit18
"Pass and Move" achievement"
KL Kit19
"The Head of God" achievement
KL Kit20
"Route-One" achievement
KL Kit21
"Blink and You'll Miss It" achievement
The kit images show black as the primary colour and white as the secondary colour. Colours of the kit when equipped in-game will vary according to what is chosen by the player.

Pitches

Each player can choose their own pitch. This will be the pitch used in all single-player games, and all multiplayer games in which the player is captain of the home team. There are 3 sections of pitches, each with 4 subsections. To buy a pitch, one must first buy all the previous pitches in that subsection e.g. to buy Amphitheatre, one must first buy Roadside, Car Park and Court. In order to obtain all pitches, you will need 200 Orb Coins and £43,500 of cash. After buying the final pitch, the player is awarded with the World in Motion Achievement.

Image Pitch Cost Notes
Park
KL Field
Field
None (starting pitch)

The ball is normal on these pitches except when you have an achievement ball

KL Park
Park
£500
KL Gardens
Gardens
£4000
KL Stadium
Stadium
£10000
Beach
KL Sandpit
Sandpit
100 Orb Coins The ball bounces less on sand than on grass and will also move slower.
KL Beach
Beach
£500
KL Resort
Resort
£4000
KL Arena
Arena
£10000
Street
KL Roadside
Roadside
100 Orb Coins The ball bounces more on the street than on grass and will also move faster.
KL Car Park
Car Park
£500
KL Court
Court
£4000
KL Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
£10000

Leagues

KL All Leagues

Apart from the Rating system used in all multiplayer games (except Dungeon Assault), Kickabout League also has a second ranking system: the Leagues system. Each player has a certain amount of league points, starting from 0. Although the instructions do not mention any league points being awarded or removed upon a draw, there are some, equivalent to a total loss. They are awarded as follows at the end of each Rated game:

Win Rated: +30 points
Draw Rated: +10 points
Lose Rated: -10 points
Win Unrated: +3 points
Draw Unrated: +1 point
Lose Unrated: 0 points

After a certain number of points are gained, the player is promoted to the next league, and cannot drop back down to the previous league. It takes approx. 467 games played total to get to the diamond division, assuming every match is won.

Icon League Point Threshold
KL Amateur Teams
Amateur Teams 0 (Your player starts in this league)
KL Pebble Playoffs
Pebble Playoffs 10
KL Cobalt Conference
Cobalt Conference 180
KL Sandstone Series
Sandstone Series 560
KL Quartz Qualifiers
Quartz Qualifiers 1700
KL Crystal Circuit
Crystal Circuit 7000
KL Diamond Division
Diamond Division 14000

Money Earned

The amount of money you earn at the end of a match depends on your current league, the number of players, the length of the game, and whether you won, lost, or tied. Money is not awarded to matches which are drawn using the draw option but you will still get money and experience if the match is played to the end wheather if it is a win, lose or draw. The displays shown below does not include players who have money trinkets to increase the money gain of a match.

  • You will be awarded less money and experience if you play the same opponent.
  • You will receive the standard win/lose amount if you resign after 2 minutes have elapsed in a 12 minute game, 1 minute 20 seconds for a 8 minute game, and 40 seconds for a 4 minute game.

Money Award for Rated Matches

The award is displayed as win/tie/lose

Icon League 4 minutes 8 minutes 12 minutes
KL Amateur Teams
Amateur Teams 30/15/10 60/30/15 90/60/30
KL Pebble Playoffs
Pebble Playoffs 105/70/35 210/140/70 315/210/105
KL Cobalt Conference
Cobalt Conference 240/160/80 480/320/160 720/480/240
KL Sandstone Series
Sandstone Series 375/250/125 750/500/250 1125/750/375
KL Quartz Qualifiers
Quartz Qualifiers 570/380/190 1140/760/380 1710/1140/570
KL Crystal Circuit
Crystal Circuit 805/520/260 1610/1040/520 2415/1560/780
KL Diamond Division
Diamond Division 1350/900/450 2700/1800/900 4050/2700/1350

Money Award for Unrated Matches

The award is displayed as win/tie/lose

Icon League 4 minutes 8 minutes 12 minutes
KL Amateur Teams
Amateur Teams 3/2/1 6/3/2 9/6/3
KL Pebble Playoffs
Pebble Playoffs 11/7/4 21/14/7 32/21/11
KL Cobalt Conference
Cobalt Conference 24/16/8 48/32/16 72/48/24
KL Sandstone Series
Sandstone Series 38/25/13 75/50/25 113/75/38
KL Quartz Qualifiers
Quartz Qualifiers 57/38/19 114/76/38 171/114/57
KL Crystal Circuit
Crystal Circuit 81/52/26 161/104/52 242/156/78
KL Diamond Division
Diamond Division 135/90/45 270/180/90 405/270/135

Achievements

Achievements are not awarded in exhibition mode.

Total Achievements: 73
Total Orb Coins: 255
Total Orb Points: 25500
[Secret Achievements] | [Hidden Achievements] [Halloween Achievements]

Image Name Requirement Orb Points Orb Coins Members? Sorter
A-Team A-Team

In one match, play with a Tank, Ranger, Hotshot, and Elite, score with all four AND win (Rated only)

400 4 No BD
A Decent Margin A Decent Margin

Win by at least 3 goals (Rated only)

300 3 No AH
Aggregate Win Aggregate Win

Beat the player who last beat you

500 5 No AX
All Four One All Four One

Win an 8-player match (Team Games only)

100 1 No BB
All Kitted Out All Kitted Out

Own all of the kits

300 3 No AK
Beat Your Maker Beat Your Maker

Beat a developer or someone else with this Achievement

500 5 No AY
Blink and You'll Miss It Blink and You'll Miss It

Score in under 10 seconds (Rated only)

300 3 No AS
Blitzkrieg! Blitzkrieg!

Win a game only using Tanks (Rated only)

300 3 No CC
Brutal Contender Brutal Contender

Make the most successful tackles in a tournament with at least 8 people (Min 10 tackles)

300 3 No CB
By the Skin of Their Teeth By the Skin of Their Teeth

Win a tournament with 8 or more starting players, winning each game by ONLY one goal

500 5 No CK
Cinq Without a Trace Cinq Without a Trace

Win 5 - 0 (Rated only)

300 3 No AI
Coach's Playbook Coach's Playbook

Win a match using every formation

300 3 No AN
Kickabout League Comeback Kid Comeback Kid

From being behind by 3 goals or more, go on to win the match (Rated only)

300 3 No AJ
Unachieved Achievement Thumbnail Diamonds aren't forever

Beat the current leader in the Diamond Division (Rated only)

500 5 No CU
Don't Stop Me Now Don't Stop Me Now

While winning, dribble to all four corners of the pitch, without passing or being tackled (Rated only)

500 5 No BF
Flair for Finishing Flair for Finishing

At the end of a tournament with at least 8 people, have the lowest average posession, but score the most goals

500 5 No CM
Flattened Flattened

At the end of a tournament with at least 8 people, average at least a 75% tackle success rate, performing at least 10 tackles

300 3 No BX
Frontier Frontier

Defeat a team of Elites, using no Elites yourself (Rated only)

500 5 No CI
Globetrotter Globetrotter

Win at least one match on each pitch

300 3 No AM
Goldenballs Goldenballs

Score a hat-trick with one of your players (Rated only)

300 3 No AT
Grass Roots Grass Roots

Get into the Pebble Playoffs

100 1 No AA
Grounded Grounded

At the end of a tournament with at least 8 people, average at least a 50% tackle success rate, performing at least 10 tackles

200 2 No BW
Hallowe'en Hallowe'en

Score 100 goals in Horror Costume between October 28th and November 11th. (Rated only)

300 3 Yes CW
Holding On Holding On

Have an overall posession average of at least 60% at the end of a tournament with at least 8 people

300 3 No BO
Hot Potato Hot Potato

Pass the ball the most in a tournament with at least 8 people (Min 10 passes)

300 3 No CA
Hot on the Heels Hot on the Heels

Get into the Quartz Cup

200 2 No AD
I Got a Touch! I Got a Touch!

Have a posession average of at least 50% at the end of a game

100 1 No BK
Impenetrable Impenetrable

Win a tournament with 8 or more starting players, scoring a goal in each game and never conceeding a goal

500 5 No BQ
In the Big Leagues In the Big Leagues

Get into the Sandstone Series

100 1 No AC
It's a Funny Old Game It's a Funny Old Game

In a single game, have the lowest average posession, but score the most goals

300 3 No CL
Keepy-uppy Keepy-uppy

Head the ball twice before it touches the floor

200 2 No CO
League of Their Own League of Their Own

Get into the Diamond Division

1000 10 No AF
Longshot Longshot

Score a goal from outside of the larger box

200 2 No BG
Man of the Match Man of the Match

In an 8 Player team game, score ALL your team's goals and win (8 player team game only)

500 5 No CQ
Mod Off! Mod Off!

Knock a moderator out of a tournament

200 2 No BR
Muddying Your Knees Muddying Your Knees

Get into the Cobalt Conference

100 1 No AB
Never Gonna Give You Up Never Gonna Give You Up

Have an overall posession average of at least 70% at the end of a tournament with at least 8 people

500 5 No BP
Notching Up the Goals Notching Up the Goals

Score 250 goals

400 4 No AV
On a Roll On a Roll

Score the most goals in a tournament with at least 8 people (Min 5 goals)

300 3 No BZ
One for the Cabinet One for the Cabinet

Win a tournament with 8 or more starting players

200 2 No BH
Owned Owned

Have a posession average of at least 60% at the end of a game

200 2 No BL
Kickabout League Pacifist Pacifist

Win a game using no Tanks or Tank Clones (Rated only)

200 2 No CF
Pass and Move Pass and Move

Perform 10 or more passes in a row and score (Rated only)

500 5 No CS
Pinpoint Accuracy Pinpoint Accuracy

Win a match without your opponent's keeper ever touching the ball (Rated only)

300 3 No BE
Pwned Pwned

Have a posession average of at least 70% at the end of a game

300 3 No BM
Queen's Park Queen's Park

Win a game only using Rangers (Rated only)

300 3 No CD
Rising Star Rising Star

Get into the Crystal Circuit

400 4 No AE
Route-One Route-One

Score a goal with one pass from your goalie to the goalscorer (Rated only)

400 4 No AO
Save the Day Save the Day

Save the game by scoring to draw in the last 5 seconds (Team Games only)

400 4 No BC
Slip 'n' Slide Slip 'n' Slide

Score from a slide tackle

200 2 No CN
Slipping Away Slipping Away

Have an overall posession average of at least 50% at the end of a tournament with at least 8 people

200 2 No BN
Slow Coach Slow Coach

Win a game using no Rangers or Ranger Clones (Rated only)

200 2 No CG
Slow and Steady Wins the Race Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Win a game never sprinting (Rated only)

300 3 No BS
Splatted Splatted

At the end of a tournament with at least 8 people, average at least a 90% tackle success rate, performing at least 10 tackles

500 5 No BY
Stomped Stomped

In a single game, average at least a 90% tackle success rate, performing at least 10 tackles

300 3 No BV
Tactically Superior Tactically Superior

Win a game using no Hotshots or Hotshot Clones (Rated only)

200 2 No CH
Team Goldenballs Team Goldenballs

Score a hat-trick with every player in your team (Rated only)

1000 10 No CT
Kickabout League Team Player Team Player

Be on the winning team 50 times (Team Games only)

300 3 No BA
The Head of God The Head of God

Score from a header

400 4 No AQ
The Ultimate The Ultimate

Max out one player's stats

1000 10 No AW
The Untouchables The Untouchables

Win a match having never lost the ball to a tackle (Rated only)

300 3 No AZ
The Veterans The Veterans

Knock 100 people out in tournaments

1000 10 No CV
The Wall The Wall

Stay in defence for the whole of an 8 player game and never conceed a goal (8 player team game only)

300 3 No CJ
There can be Only One There can be Only One

Win a 16 player tournament

500 5 No BI
They Think It's All Over They Think It's All Over

Win the game by scoring a goal within the last 5 seconds (Rated only)

400 4 No AR
Topper Harley Topper Harley

Win a game only using Hotshots (Rated only)

300 3 No CE
Trampled Trampled

In a single game, average at least a 75% tackle success rate, performing at least 10 tackles

200 2 No BU
Trapped Trapped

In a single game, average at least a 50% tackle success rate, performing at least 10 tackles

100 1 No BT
Undisputed Undisputed

Win 10 tournaments with at least 8 players in each tournament

500 5 No BJ
Up, Under, and In Up, Under, and In

Score from a header, a slide tackle and a kick ONLY in under 90 seconds

300 3 No CR
We are the Champions We are the Champions

Win the Diamond Division

100 1 No AG
Wonder Goal Wonder Goal

Score a goal from a huge distance

300 3 No CP
World in Motion World in Motion

Own all of the pitches

300 3 No AL
All information for these achievements is stored on their respective pages, along with walkthroughs and tips for many of them. So, if you notice a mistake, or have a good strategy, go there!

Did you notice a missing achievement? You can help the FunOrb Wiki by making a page for it. Simply type the achievement name in this box to make a page for it.


Trivia

  • Kickabout League is currently the #4 most played game on FunOrb.
  • This was the first FunOrb game to have a beta version released of it before the actual game. The beta was only available to members and player/forum moderators.
  • Kickabout League Beta ran from June 9 to June 17, 2009
  • This is third game with custom cursor.
  • Kickabout League is the only game to have achievements worth 400 Orb Points, apart from Torquing!, which has one 400-point achievement, Ghostlit, a Halloween event achievement.
  • Player Moderators and Forum Moderators were the first to be able to play this game (during the beta). Forum Mods temporarily became Player Mods (forum mods were kicked out from the beta). This was to stress test the servers before they allowed all members into them.
  • The names of the players are created from a random initial and surname. However, some of the surnames are real world references (See: Kickabout League/Names).
  • Each of the player characters have a surname that represents their type. E.g.: Hotshots have surnames of objects that can kill, such as A. Assassin or D. Mamba. Rangers have fast moving objects, such as R. Whizz or I. Rocket. Tanks have heavy objects, such as A. Boulder or N. Rockslab. Elites are named after real life players, such as Beckham and Maradona.
  • There was a glitch that allowed you to control your own goalie in any game except the sandbox.
  • Typing "zeph" or "iain" reveals an easter egg. Mod Zeph and Mod Iain are the developers of Kickabout League.
  • For almost a full week since Kickabout Leagues release, players were able to play 12 minute matches and draw 30 seconds in for full rewards, this has now been fixed and drawing before 2 minutes have passed yields no rewards.
  • Many of the cheat trinkets that change the ball re-use images from Torquing!
  • The looks of the Elites make some players think that they are the coaches.
  • On Halloween, the goalies were dressed up in black with white masks to celebrate the theme.
  • The achievement Hallowe'en leaked new version of picture for locked members-only achievement.
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  • On June 2, 2010 the game was updated with 40 new achievements.
  • Free players can experience a glitch making them temporary a FunOrb member. They have a purple orb near their names and can buy trinkets, it probably lasts until logout. It was noticed after getting an achievement, probably Muddying your knees, Frontier or A Decent Margin.
  • If shot and done in the right place, a lob can go past the goalkeeper and into the goal. It is unknown if it is a glitch or not, but the goalkeeper will seem to be underestimating the lob. This have surprised many unprepared players.
  • Sometimes, the goalkeeper will become "tired", after multiple blocks. Eventually, he will be unable to block simple shots from rangers and tanks. Mod Zeph confirmed that this is not a glitch. This was implemented so that everyone can eventually score a goal.

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