SEGA Worldwide Soccer '97

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SEGA Worldwide Soccer '97
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
SEGA
SEGA
Sega Worldwide Soccer
Sports, Association Football
Saturn and Microsoft Windows
Ratings
This title has been rated KA by the ESRB
European Union European Release Date(s)
Saturn
1996
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Saturn
October 311996
Microsoft Windows
September 301997
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
Saturn
1996
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Saturn
November 291996
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Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 (known as Worldwide Soccer for the PC and Victory Goal Worldwide Edition in Japan) is a football video game by Sega released for the Sega Saturn in 1996. It is the successor to Victory Goal and was later followed by three more titles: Sega Worldwide Soccer '98 still on the 32-bit console and two editions of Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000, the second being Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000 Euro Edition for the Dreamcast.

Sega Worldwide Soccer '97, produced by Sega themselves was one of the killer apps in the peak of popularity for the console.[1] It was preceded by Victory Goal, an already ageing football game (one of the debut titles of the console). The game featured international teams and league, play-off and tournament modes. Although it used fictional player names (due to the lack of a license), the non-volatile memory of the Saturn allowed editing of names. The team kits were as close to the official 1996 kits as possible. The gameplay was also highly praised, and was the top-rated football game until ISS 64 was released one year later. Worldwide soccer was later ported to the PC.

Commentary is done by Gary Bloom.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tom Ham (1996-12-01). Sega Worldwide Soccer 97. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2008-04-18

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