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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 Game Boy He fouled me so I get a free kick.
Elite Soccer SNES Teams playing for the World Tournament Cup
Elite Soccer SNES Extra options
Elite Soccer SNES Sides switch after halftime

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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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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Apr, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Game Players SNES Nov, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SNES May, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Megablast SNES Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Play Time Game Boy Jun 08, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Game Players Game Boy Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70
SuperGamePower SNES Oct, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Video Games Game Boy May, 1994 58 out of 100 58


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