FIFA International Soccer

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FIFA International Soccer
FIFA International Soccer Mega Drive.jpg
Basic Information
Video Game
EA Sports
Electronic Arts
Association Football
Mega Drive CartridgeGame PakCD-ROM
Mega Drive Controller, Super Nintendo Controller, 3DO Controller
DOS, Amiga, Game Boy, Mega Drive, Genesis, Game Gear, SEGA CD, MEGA CD, SNES and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Retail Features
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
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)

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Known as EA Soccer during development and sometimes subsequently also known as FIFA '94, the first game in the series 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). It 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 it was the most graphically advanced version.