FIFA International Soccer

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FIFA International Soccer
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
EA Sports
Electronic Arts
FIFA
FIFA
Successor title
FIFA Soccer 95
Association Football
Game Boy CartridgeGenesis CartridgeMega Drive CartridgeGame PakGame Gear Cartridge
Mega Drive Controller, Super Nintendo Controller, 3DO Controller
MS-DOS, Amiga, Game Boy, Mega Drive, Genesis, Game Gear, SNES and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title was rated GA by the VRCThis title has been rated KA by the ESRBThis title has been classified 3+ by the ELSPA
Play Information
1-4
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Genesis
1993

Game Gear
1994
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Known as EA Soccer during development and sometimes subsequently also known as FIFA '94, FIFA International Soccer was the first video game in the FIFA series, and was released in the weeks leading up to Christmas 1993. This greatly hyped football title broke with traditional 16-bit era games by presenting an isometric view rather than the more usual top-down view (Kick Off), side view (European Club Soccer), or bird's-eye view (Sensible Soccer series). FIFA International Soccer only includes national teams, and real player names are not used. A notorious bug allows the player to score by standing in front of the goalkeeper so that the ball rebounds off him into the net. The SEGA CD/Mega-CD version was released under the title FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition; it includes some features used in the next title, and is a highly polished version of the original. The game on the 3DO console sported pseudo-3D cameras, and is considered the most graphically advanced version of the title.