Official Title  Libero Grande
Common Title  Libero Grande
Serial Number(s)  SCES-01430
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Soccer 

Developer  Namco.
Publisher  Namco.
Date Released  31 October 1998
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SCES-01430
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
370 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
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Menus and gameplay are in English.

Libero Grande is the first football game that really allows a player to become a key member of the team and experience the thrill of playing on the pitch. A specially created gameplay system ensures that a player must learn to play effectively with his team rather than assuming anonymous control of all of the players.

The user designs their own character and can alter his attributes and skills. And then controls this one player during the match. The user can adjust strategies for the team, but plays each game as their own character.

It's conversion of the Namco Arcade hit, Libero Grande. The arcade soccer title that allows the gamer to become immersed in the action and actually become a player in your selected team.

The larger than life players have their own individual appearance with your team mates being of all race, height and build, while each of them has a unique set of attributes and playing style. Their movements are quite fluid but the character that the gamer controls suffers from a very short delay after each joypad action is instructed. This gives him a slightly sluggish feel as he is heaved around the pitch. However, once a few trick moves are incorporated into the gameplay it does seem to flow a little better.

The stadiums and playing surface seem massive when the game is viewed from the players perspective, which is precisely how it feels when you play a real game of soccer on a full size pitch. All around the animated crowd wave flags and constantly bob up and down. They really seem to be enjoying themselves. There are five impressive stadiums which may be played at day, night or dusk. Some of them look more like castles than soccer grounds, especially Foro Azzurro. There are no weather options within Libero Grande.

The crowd sounds are adequate being a constant noise of drum bashing, cheering and chanting supporters. Other effects have taken into account the third person perspective view as each touch and bounce of the ball gradually fades as the play moves away from your position. There is no commentary which is fine by me considering the usual crazy character employed to comment on these type of arcade soccer games.

Libero Grande is indeed a soccer game with a difference. To begin with you don't need to spend hours of your time trying to discover the hidden combinations that enhance the gameplay. Simply jot down the moves such as nutmeg, heel lift, loop shot, centre.... as you watch the rolling 'how to play' trailer before commencing.

Libero Grande includes several playing modes including Arcade where one player, or two on the same side (split screen), may take part in a single soccer game between any of the sixteen world squads.

International Cup begins with a preliminary mini-league where the winners go onto the knockout stages. Points, difficulty, half length and extra time may be adjusted.

Exhibition mode is similar to arcade except that two players may compete against each other in split screen mode. Maybe this could culminate in a soccer Deathmatch sometime in the future?

World League is exactly as the cover describes where up to eight players may be controlled for eight different teams in a season of international matches.

Player Challenge is a little special. This mode involves nine sessions on the training field where tasks such as dribbling, shooting at moving and static targets, passing, bending free kicks around walls, volleys and heel toeing the furthest distance, are all part of a days work. Furthermore, they are all played against the clock with points awarded for precision, timing and accuracy. I must have remained within Player Challenge for a good two hours before I even thought about playing a game of soccer. Complete the course and new selectable players will appear in the menu. Definitely a game within a game.

  Manufacturer's description:

The true football experience! A perfect conversion of Namco's original arcade game, Libero Grande takes you out of the commentary box, and positions you as the star player in any one of 32 World-Class teams - the closest you can get to being out on the pitch. Compete in International Cup and World modes. New game modes exclusive to PlayStation. All new on-the-pitch perspective puts you right in the action. Revolutionary gameplay system - communicate with players to create real strategy. Co-operative and Competitive matches for two players.

  • Third person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Soccer theme.
Number Of Players  1-2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
 Namco Joystick special controller [SLEH-0004]
Vibration Function Compatible  Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  Yes.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Shoot / Crossing clearing:  Circle Button
  Pass:  X Button
  Footwork:  Square Button
  Offensive:  L1 Button
  Deffensive:  R1 Button

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Order Shoot:  Circle Button
  Chase ball:  X Button
  Order pass:  Square Button
  Offensive:  L1 Button
  Deffensive:  R1 Button

  Move character:  D-Pad
  Slide tackle:  Circle Button
  Shoulder charge / Chase ball:  X Button
  Order tackle:  Square Button
  Offensive:  L1 Button
  Deffensive:  R1 Button


  Unlock Arnold Lang -   Earn more than 10,000 points in Challenge 9 
  Unlock David Magellan -   Earn more than 11,500 points in Challege 9 under all of the difficulty settings 
  Unlock Edgard Calilaux and Others -   Beat the International Cup under the Hard difficulty setting with every team. 
  Unlock Gregorio Zoneras -   Beat the Arcade Mode under the Normal difficulty setting 
  Unlock Marice Poulenc -   Get an overall score of 100 while using Brazil in the Vs. CPU mode 
  Unlock Minoru Kai -   Score more than 10 points for your character 
  Unlock Ruprecht -   Goes In Challenge 9 unlock the last three options 
  1998 World Cup France Mode -   Highlight New Game/Continue on the International Cup menu, then hold X + Circle + Select + Start and press Triangle 

  Unlock Extra Players -  
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800E4B08 0101
  Unlock All Challenges -  
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800C4850 03FF

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  • Libero Grande [SLPS-01681]  - 
  • Libero Grande [SCPS-45343]  - 

Thanks to LUIS SILVA for providing the game front, back & CD hires covers.
Thanks to SCIERE for providing the game european back hires cover.
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