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Elite Soccer lets the player choose from 24 National teams including the U.S., England, France, Brazil among others, in a chance to play in the World Cup tournament and win the coveted trophy. Players can also choose to play in a Knockout-style tournament where instead of a round robin type of play like in World Cup, they instead play one game and advance to the next like a regular tournament. There is also a two-player mode that allows friends to compete head-to-head.

The main gameplay is the same as others with an overhead view with a third-person perspective for penalty kicks. The rules and regulations are up to date and can actually be changed to suit the players style of choice. They can also choose weather conditions, skills of goalies or even the choice to play either indoors or outdoors. Players can also edit their players including appearance and stats wise to suit their liking.


Elite Soccer SNES World cup standings
Elite Soccer Game Boy A game where a player tries to kick a goal while the goalie tries to block.
Elite Soccer SNES Teams competing for the World Championship Cup
Elite Soccer SNES Instant replay

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Alternate Titles

  • "World Cup Striker" -- German/Japanese title
  • "Soccer" -- European Game Boy title
  • "ワールドカップストライカー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Apr, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Mega Fun SNES May, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Game Players SNES Nov, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Megablast SNES Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun Game Boy May, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Play Time Game Boy Jun 08, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Aug, 1994 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Players Game Boy Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Feb, 1995 7 out of 10 70


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