Super Sidekicks 3 has 64 player-selectable teams divided into eight geographical regions: Europe A, Europe B, Europe C, Asia A, Asia B, America, South America and Africa. Each region has eight national teams to select from, each ranked according to five attributes: speed, kicking power, technique, attack and defense.
After choosing their team, players can then choose to compete in either regional continental tournaments or in a world tournament against all the other national teams. Then players can select one of a number of power-ups before the game. Players can choose to have their entire team powered up, upgrade the team speed, defense, attack, technique or teamwork abilities, or apply power-ups to the star striker or goalkeeper.