Console Corner – How to perfect a bicycle kick on FIFA 13
After watching the usually brilliant Robin van Persie fail to execute an attempted bicycle kick during last night’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, punters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been dreaming of getting it right on the popular game series FIFA 13. The spectacular overhead volley is one of the finest pieces of skill in the beautiful game and transferring this onto the latest FIFa 13 is quite a challenge with a few major differences from the previous FIFA 12 effort.
With regards to performing one of the hardest tricks on the game, the player in question must be acrobatic enough so you need to check the players’ stats to check if they are capable of completing the move,. We find it works best with players who have a flair trait. You can find this information in Team Management – Squad – Player Bio. Not only do you require the right player but the cross must be the right height in reaching the receiving player.
Timing is everything. Firstly, as you attempt the move you must hold down the left trigger (L2 or LT) and repeatedly press the shoot button (O or B).
You need a lot of height on the cross so the player has time to position himself to complete the bicycle kick and the cross must go behind the player.
Correctly judge the flight of the ball and be sure to save the replays so you can show off to your friends. It will take practice to get it right but soon you could be following Wayne Rooney, Pele and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s lead seeing the ball fly into the net in truly majestic fashion.
Watch the video below to find out exactly how to undertake a successful bicycle kick on FIFA 13.