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FIFA Soccer 95 (Genesis)

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Description

After the first game proved to be a worldwide success, EA developed this sequel exclusively for Sega's 16-bit console. The biggest change from FIFA International Soccer are obviously the dozens of club teams from England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, United States, Spain and Brazil, taking the team number tally to over 200. This also increased the number of competitions, with each country having it's own League, Tournament and Playoff. Also new, a battery backup allowed to save up to four competitions in the cartridge, replacing passwords. For those who want to settle things the fast way, a Penalty Shootout training mode was added.

While graphically the game only received minor changes to the isometric sprite engine, gameplay feature new moves such as volley kicks and more detailed headers (now more effective), as well as general controls being more responsive facilitating passing play, and goalkeepers now are smarter when chasing balls. Set pieces also received a new format, and instead of just kicking the ball the player can choose to play a predefined set piece.

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FIFA Soccer 95 Genesis Aerial challenge
FIFA Soccer 95 Genesis Selecting a team
FIFA Soccer 95 Genesis Team selection
FIFA Soccer 95 Genesis Celebrating a goal

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA Soccer '95" -- Copyright title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Jan, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine Dec, 1994 98 out of 100 98
Game Players Jan, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Sega Force Oct 19, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jan, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1994 88 out of 100 88
GamesCollection Feb 16, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Sega-16.com Mar 27, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Feb, 1995 7 out of 10 70
High Score Jan, 1995 3 out of 5 60

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Dedication

The game is dedicated to the development director Joey Della-Savia (1960-1994). This homage appears after the credits soon.
Tibes80 (1495) added FIFA Soccer 95 (Genesis) on Jan 03, 2003