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2002 FIFA World Cup

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www.xbox.com:
    Before billions of people worldwide come to a standstill to follow the 2002 FIFA World Cup competition, EA SPORTS offers soccer fans the opportunity to determine for themselves who will win the world's most coveted trophy in 2002 FIFA World Cup.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15115) on Sep 12, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (France/The Netherlands):
    Le SEUL Jeu vidéo sous license officielle de la COUPE DU MONDE DE LA FIFA 2002™.
    De enzige 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP™ videogame met OFFICIËLE licentie.

    • Le SEUL jeu qui vous permet de mener votre pays jusquà la victoire ein Coupe du Minde de la FIFA 2002™
    • Les maillots, les équipes et les joueurs officiels recéés à la perfection
    • Tous le stades officiels surchauffés par les chants du public, les exlamations de joie des joueurs et les effets spéciaux
    • Une prise en mains facile... mais seuls les meilleurs décrocheront la victoire
    • Une système de jeu aérien révolutionnaire : contrôlez totalement le ballon et montrez ce que vous faire avec les joueurs les plus talentueux !
    • Sélectionnez vos 23 joueurs et emmenez-les à la victoire finale !
    • Des séquences EXCLUSIVES sur les «coulisses» de la compétition
    • Commentaires assurés par Thierry Gilardi et Olivier Rouyer

    • De ENZIGE game waarin je je land naar de overwinning in de FIFA World Cup™ kunt leiden
    • Officieel gelicenseerde tenues, teams, spelers en commentators - tot in de kleinste details nagemaakt
    • Alle officiële stadions, complett met spreekkoren, feestjes een doelpunt en speciale effecten
    • Iedereen kan deze game spelen - slechts enkelen zullen uitblinken
    • Revolutionair systeem met 'luchtacties' - neem het heft in eigen hand en laat de meest vaardige spelers ter wereld hun kunsten vertonen!
    • Kies de beste 23 spelers en leid ze naar eeuwige roem via meeslepende verhaalijnen
    • EXCLUSIEVE kijkjes 'achter de schermen' van het WK.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115646) on Feb 05, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):
    Das einzige OFFIZIELL lizensierte Videospiel zur FIFA FUSSBALL WELTMEISTERSCHAFT 2002™.

    • Das EINZIGE Spiel, bei dem du deine Mannschaft bei der FIFA Fussball Weltmeisterschaft™ zum Sieg führen kannst
    • Offiziell lizensierte Trikots, Spieler und Kommentatoren - Perfektion pur
    • Alle offiziellen Stadien, inklusive Zuschauerjubel, Gesängen und Speizialeffekten
    • Jeder kann sich an diese Herausforderung heranwagen - aber nur wenige werden sie auch meistern
    • Revolutionäre Aktionen in der Luft - hier können die besten Spieler der Welt ihr ganzes Können zur Schau stellen
    • Wähle deine Top-Mannschaft aus und führe sie zum Sieg
    • EXCLUSIV "Behind the Scenes"-Ausschnitte

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115646) on Feb 05, 2010.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    World Cup 2002 features all of the logos, trademarks, hoopla and hype that made the real World Cup in Korea and Japan such a global treasure.

    Since this is a World Cup version of EA's FIFA series, there are only two modes of play: Friendly and 2002 FIFA World Cup. There are 41 national teams to choose from, each stocked with real-world players. Players can recognise star players like Spain's Sergi by the star icons which appear when that player has the ball. Like in real life, these players bring an extra spark to the game both on and off the ball.

    Some teams have more star players than others. England has five, for example, while China has none.

    Before or during a match, players have full control over team management. You can adjust the starting lineup, formations, strategies and even decide who will take penalty kicks. True technicians may miss the franchise mode, which is missing since this game focuses exclusively on the World Cup.

    Superb play control is fortified by comprehensive camera control options and an adjustable game speed. The instant replay feature isn't the most sophisticated we've seen, but it's good enough for you to watch your best goals from a variety of angles.

    EA has really captured the excitement of the World Cup through slick graphics and awesome sound. Players interact smoothly and realistically. After a goal is scored (or just missed), dramatic close-ups add a lot of emotion to the game. Everything has been created with World Cup flavour, including real-world stadiums, rowdy crowds and swelling music which fills the air throughout the game.

    Commentary is provided by Andy Gray and John Motson, and it is seamless. This is truly some of the best, and most amusing commentary we've ever heard in a sports game. It repeats itself only rarely, and EA seems to have provided a special comment for almost every situation imaginable.

    Even though FIFA World Cup 2002 only provides two modes of play, the World Cup experience is recreated well enough to make up for it. Four players can compete or cooperate simultaneously in pursuit of the World Cup, which definitely pumps up the replay value.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    Right on the cleated heels of FIFA Soccer 2002, EA Sports is storming the keeper's cradle with FIFA World Cup 2002. Something of a semi-sequel, World Cup 2002 features all of the logos, trademarks, hoopla and hype that make the real World Cup in Korea and Japan such a global treasure. Olympic games? Whatever. For soccer fans -- meaning football fans -- the World Cup is as good as it gets.

    The Clipboard

    Since this is a World Cup version of EA's FIFA series, there are only two modes of play: Friendly and 2002 FIFA World Cup. There are 41 national teams to choose from, each stocked with real-world players. Players can recognize star players like Spain's Sergi by the star icons which appear when that player has the ball. Like in real life, these players bring an extra spark to the game both on and off the ball.

    Some teams have more star players than others. England has five, for example, while China PR has none. Of course, even star players can suffer from fatigue by the time the grueling schedule is complete, so it's a wise choice to take advantage of the substitution feature.

    Before or during a match, players have full control over team management. You can adjust the starting lineup, formations, strategies and even decide who will take penalty kicks. If you prefer, you can always ignore these details and dive straight into the action. True technicians may miss the franchise mode, which is missing since this game focuses exclusively on the World Cup.

    On the Field

    FIFA World Cup 2002 may well be the easiest to pick up and play of any EA title, but without diminishing the feeling of authenticity we?ve come to expect of this series. The A Button is used for ground-based passing, the B Button fires off a lob pass and the X Button is used for shooting. The longer you hold down a button, the farther your pass will travel or the stronger your shot will be. You can direct your passes by pressing in the desired direction on the Control Stick. Overall, the system feels great.

    Every once in a while, you'll see one of your teammates dash ahead for a lead pass. Dotted lines appear on the field in such situations to give you an idea about where to pass the ball, but it's up to you to feed the ball into the correct position. Another passing option is accessed through the C-Stick. Tap the C-Stick toward a teammate to perform a give-and-go. This is a great way to get open, particularly near the goal.

    Defensive control is equally tight. It's easy to change players, and the refs don't hand out yellow cards like candy. The B Button performs an aggressive slide tackle, while the X Button calls for a less forceful steal. When the ball is in the air, one-button control takes the guesswork out of possession battles.

    Superb play control is fortified by comprehensive camera control options and an adjustable game speed. The game may seem to move slowly at first, but this actually gives you time to watch your plays develop. If you think things are moving too slowly, though, you can always pump up the speed. The instant replay feature isn't the most sophisticated we've seen, but it's good enough for you to watch your best goals from a variety of angles.

    Sights and Sounds

    Playing FIFA World Cup 2002 is about as close as you can get to experiencing the excitement of World Cup action. Even watching the event on television might not be as good. EA has really captured the pageantry and excitement of the World Cup through slick graphics and awesome sound.

    Players interact smoothly and realistically, especially when jockeying for position. After a goal is scored (or just missed), dramatic close-ups add a lot of emotion to the game. Everything has been created with World Cup flavor. Real-world stadiums look great, and the crowd is suitably rowdy -- massive flags and swelling music fill the air throughout the game.

    Commentary is provided by Andy Gray and John Motson, and it is seamless. This is truly some of the best commentary we've ever heard in a sports game. It repeats itself only rarely, and EA seems to have provided a special comment for almost every situation imaginable. Andy Gray can be pretty darn funny at times, too.

    Grab the Cup

    Even though FIFA World Cup 2002 only provides two modes of play, the World Cup experience is recreated well enough to make up for it. Four players can compete or cooperate simultaneously in pursuit of the World Cup, which definitely pumps up the replay value.

    FIFA World Cup 2002 is scheduled to be released in April, 2002. Game progress is saved to a Nintendo Memory Card, requiring 49 blocks.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on May 06, 2005.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    Only OFFICIAL licensed video game of the 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP

  • The ONLY game that lets you take your country to FIFA WORLD CUP victory.

  • Officially licensed uniforms, teams, players, and commentators - created to perfection.

  • All the official stadiums, complete with crowd chants, celebrations, and special effects.

  • Revolutionary "airplay" system - take total control and show off with the world's most skilled players!

  • Select your elite 23 and lead them to glory with dramatic single-player story lines.

  • EXCLUSIVE "behind-the-scenes" content.

    2002 FIFA WORLD CUP
    KOREA JAPAN

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69754) on Mar 13, 2004.