FIFA 99

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo 64
90
3.8
PlayStation
89
3.4
Windows
90
3.8
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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 Windows Replay of the action.
FIFA 99 PlayStation European Dream League
FIFA 99 Windows make your selection of what type of game you want to play
FIFA 99 PlayStation Team Selection

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameGenie Windows 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CyberJoy Windows Jan 03, 1999 4.8 out of 5 96
Gamezilla PlayStation Mar 01, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 A- 91
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 02, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Secret Service / New S Service Windows Jan, 1999 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 1998 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 10, 1998 8.4 out of 10 84
CD-Action Windows Jan, 1999 8 out of 10 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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