Hattrick Hero

Arcade Video game published 30 years ago by Taito

Hattrick Hero screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Hattrick Hero © 1991 Taito Corp.

A soccer game from Taito. Challenge the world's best seven soccer teams with your amazing techniques!

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Runs on the "Taito F2 System" hardware. It used a graphics extension on the board, the so called Taito F2 Expanded System (also known as the Taito F1 System).

Board Number : K11T0647A
Prom Stickers : C80

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Hattrick Hero was released in March 1991 in Japan. It is known outside Japan as "Football Champ" and in Europe as "Euro Champ '92".


- If you lose or draw a match, or if your player's stamina (displayed at the top of the screen) runs out, the game is over.

- Offensive controls (in possession of the ball):
-- Shoot : Shoot button
--- Hold the Shoot button down while not moving to lift the ball
Pass : Pass button
--- Hold the Shoot or Pass buttons down for continuous passing
---- Back-heel Pass : Turn in the opposite direction and press the Pass button
---- Heel Lift : While dribbling, press the Pass button in front of an opponent player

- Defensive controls (not in possession):
-- Sliding Tackle : Shoot / Tackle Button
-- Punch : Press the Pass button near an opponent player
-- Jump Kick : Press the Pass button while running towards an opponent player
-- Pull Shirt : Press the Pass button behind an opponent player

-Keeper controls:
-- Kick : Shoot button
-- Throw : Pass button

- After three fouls, a player will be sent off.
- Fouls are not counted if the referee is not watching!

- Timer should be between 10 and 30 seconds.
- Player must have scored at least one goal before, and score must be a tie. (1-1, 2-2, ...)
- Only Player's selected Captain can perform a Super Shoot and only ONCE in a whole game (After GAME OVER, Super Shot becomes enabled again).
- Player's Captain should receive the ball in a certain area of the gamefield with High Pass (Button B long press) and must not be moving at all, while receiving the ball.
-- #8: Between center point and 1/4 of the upper field.
-- #9: Between 1/4 and 1/2 of the upper field.
--#10: Between 1/2 and 3/4 of the upper field.
--#11: Same as #10 and also in a defensive position as #9.


1. Hattrick Hero (1991)
2. Hattrick Hero '93 (1993)
3. Hattrick Hero '94 (1994)
4. Hattrick Hero '95 (1994)


* Consoles :
Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (mar.27, 1992) "Hat Trick Hero [Model SHVC-HT]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"


[JP] Nintendo Super Famicom (mar.27, 1992) "Hat Trick Hero [Model SHVC-HT]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"


Game's ROM.