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Jumpers for Goalposts (Browser)

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In Jumpers for Goalposts the player takes the role of an aspiring footballer with the goal of earning as much money as possible through a ten year career. The player starts out in his own backyard and gets to train up his skills in three aspects of the game. These are:
  • Volleys
  • Penalties
  • Snap shots
They are all played as mini games where the player views his character from behind. The player moves around with the mouse and when the ball rolls into the field he has to time his kick to attempt a shot on goal. Once he has been able to score in all games he will get contract offers from a few low league clubs. The player follows his schedule throughout the week with training every day until Saturday comes when it's time for match. The matches works similar to the text based commentary from early Championship Manager games where the player with text is presented how the match unfolds. At times throughout the match the team will create a chance for the player who then gets the chance to score. This works in the same way as the mini games mentioned above.

The game is not all about what's going on at the training pitch and the stadium. Each day the player can also choose to socialize in different ways. This includes for example going to the pub or the cinema. Socializing will however impact the performance in training so it's important to keep a balance between social life and football life. The player gets rated in two ways: manager rating and media rating, both 1 to 100. Manager rating increases when doing well in training and scoring goals while it will be lowered by being late to training after a night of partying. The media rating is important for attracting bigger clubs and getting higher wages. To increase it the player can get a girlfriend to socialize with, although breaking up with said girlfriend will decrease it. Socializing is key for a higher media rating.

The game has ten different girls that the player can attract by socializing, each with its own ratings. The player needs to keep an eye on what his girlfriend wants to do or he might get dumped. The player can also buy a car and a house which might help with attracting the girls. There is ten of each although the player can only own one at a time.

In addition to solo play the Mousebreaker.com website also offers the option to compete against friends. This functionality requires a Facebook account and lets the player compare his score with others.

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Jumpers for Goalposts Browser Fixture list and ranking
Jumpers for Goalposts Browser Of course a footballer needs a car
Jumpers for Goalposts Browser Player status
Jumpers for Goalposts Browser Ouch! Missed the ball! Try again...

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Kabushi (119751) added Jumpers for Goalposts (Browser) on Sep 14, 2010