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Description

This was the third FIFA title in a little over a year. It incorporates 42 national sides, as well as 250 club teams from 12 different leagues, to play a complete true-to-life season, the preset Super League, or a league or cup of your own design. Formations and tactics can be set, and players can be moved between teams.

Gameplay can be viewed from multiple angles. Players have more animation than ever before, with new moves including sliding challenges and close-control trapping. Goalkeepers now have a level of human control.

Screenshots

FIFA 99 PlayStation Intro
FIFA 99 Windows A sampler of the European Dream League that still isnt formed
FIFA 99 Windows You get to see your team while the screen loads
FIFA 99 PlayStation European Dream League

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA '99: European League Soccer" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Bravo Screenfun Nintendo 64 Apr, 1999 1 out of 6 100
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1998 92 out of 100 92
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 30, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Apr, 1999 91 out of 100 91
IGN Nintendo 64 Jan 07, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 02, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Video Games Nintendo 64 Mar, 1999 88 out of 100 88
MikroBitti Windows Dec 01, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Imperium Gier Windows Oct 10, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Portugal lawsuit

Similar to Actua Soccer 3, Electronic Arts faced a possible lawsuit in Portugal for using player and team names without authorization from FutePro, the legal owner of them. While Gremlin's product was pulled from the stores, FIFA (which for the first time had a localized cover featuring national team and Fiorentina midfielder Rui Costa) continued to be sold as long as stores wanted to. There was no news of an agreement between both parts, but either EA paid compensation or FutePro decided to let the issue die fearing long and expensive legal procedures.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Sports Game in 1998
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Soccer Game in 1999

Related Web Sites

  • FIFA 99 Online (The ultimate site for Fifa99 fans, you can download kits, get tips and screenshots and chat with other fans)
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