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FIFA International Soccer (DOS)

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Description

The game that started the best-selling series licensed by football's world governing body, this first installment in the long running series used a dimetric (colloquially known as "isometric") viewpoint, previously unusual in football games but quickly imitated by several titles. The televisual presentation, one of the unique points of the early EA Sports titles, with hosts introducing the matches, was another thing making the game stand out from a market dominated by Sensible Soccer and Kick Off games.

Based on international teams (with fictional player names), their abilities in each skill area rated out of 10 to give the player an overall impression of how good they are. The options available follow the standard set: fouls and offsides can be toggled on and off, the match length can be set, and if the timer operates continuously, or only while the ball is in play. Gameplay privileges quick runs, short passes and blistering shots outside the penalty box, and set pieces are controlled by moving a box into the target area for the ball, and then passed, lobbed or kicked directly. On the tactical side, formations can be selected, with 5 different strategies also available (although not all of these combinations make sense) as can the team Coverage - the areas which defenders, midfielders and strikers cover.

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FIFA International Soccer DOS Player selection
FIFA International Soccer DOS Game stats
FIFA International Soccer DOS Outsch !
FIFA International Soccer DOS Brazilian Gol Celebration

Alternate Titles

  • "FIS" -- Common abbreviation
  • "FIFA International Soccer Championship Edition" -- Mega CD title
  • "FIFA 94" -- Post-1995 informal name
  • "FIFAインターナショナルサッカー" -- Japanese spelling
  • "EA Soccer" -- Production title

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User Reviews

An absolutely terrible game, with not even one good point... Jim Fun (222) unrated

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1994 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Oct, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Aug, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Génération 4 Nov, 1994 80 out of 100 80
The DOS Spirit Dec 06, 2009 4.5 out of 6 75
CD Player 1996 7 out of 10 70
High Score Oct, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1994 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Cover

  • Some European editions feature Piotr Świerczewski and David Platt (Poland-England match) on the front cover.
  • Think the Game Gear, Master System and 3DO cover arts look familiar? It's because EA used the same cover from FIFA Soccer '95, complete with the same font type.

Dream team

If you use the EA dream team in the game, and you shoot with the great player H. Van Smeiter making one of the special tricks available, you could also pierce the goal.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1996 – #2 Best Sports Game in 1995 (Readers' Vote)
  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #53 in the "Top 100 Video Games of All-Time" list
  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol.3, Iss.1) - Soccer Game of the Year
  • Game Players
    • January 1995 - Best 3DO game in 1994
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #22 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • VideoGames
    • March 1995 - Best 3DO Game in 1994
    • March 1995 - Best Sports Game in 1994
Information also contributed by Big John WV, M4R14N0 and Rola

Related Web Sites

  • MCV (Rejection, tragedy and billions of dollars - The story of FIFA)
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