Super Sidekicks was the first arcade soccer simulation released for the Neo Geo. The game offers a choice of 12 international teams, each with their own player positioning. Each team also has an "Ace" player with better stats. While in possession of the ball the player can pass and shoot. While on defense shoot is replaced with a sliding tackle used to retrieve the ball, although being too rough will result in a foul. Throw-in, corner kicks, and penalty kicks are all implemented just as in the actual game of soccer.
Games either last for two three minute matches (in SNK Cup mode), or for one game (in VS mode).