Football Champions is an unconventional football game; the reason for this is the fact that you do not play with humanoid characters, but you play as a token. This makes it very challenging to control the ball. You will see that getting the ball to go in certain direction will be quite difficult especially when you have to go around an obstacle. The game is simple at the start; all you have to do is get the ball to the net in the given time. The first shot is rather straight and you get to finish that level. The same can be said for another level, where all that is reduced is the time required for the ball to get into the net. However, from the 3rd level onwards, there will be obstacles that you must beat, and yet the time is very short, and this tends to put a spanner in the works. The game gives you extra time when you collect tokens that are spread on the football field, and this is how you get to beat the timer. As you are moving the ball, make it hit the tokens and you will be added extra time and you can get the ball to the net before the timer runs down. The movement of the timer includes milliseconds and this can cause the player to panic since it counts down so fast; play little attention to it and try to concentrate on how you are going to get the ball into the next. You use the arrow keys to move the token, and use the Ctrl or X key to kick the ball. At times simply running into the ball without kicking it will get it to move; kicking is best since it can provide some lift with which to get over some obstacles.