In Goalkeeper Wiz, a sports-simulation game, a player holds the position of a soccer goaltender or goalie. Their only task is to prevent the opposing team of non-player characters (NPCs) from making a shot that reaches any part of the net.
Although gameplay looks incredibly easy, it's anything but simple. The player doesn't have an onscreen character. Instead, their position as goalie is represented by two gloved hands. They stop a shot by moving the hands side to side and up and down quickly across the length of the net between the goal posts. If they succeed at catching or deflecting the ball, the game tells them that they achieved a "save."
The player starts by picking a country for their team. Every level is a game against an opposing country. They must watch the NPCs kick the ball around, anticipate which one might kick it toward the net, and then move the hands quickly into position.
The game provides the player with a target, a golden-peach column of light, to help them see the potential direction the ball might travel before an NPC even kicks it. When they use this tool, the target appears in an exact spot near the net. Without this guide, they have a lot more difficulty gauging the outcome of a shot, but they receive double credits.