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This iteration of the FIFA lineage includes commentary from John Motson with summaries from Andy Gray, with the between-match sections covered by Des Lynam. All player moves are from David Ginola using the MotionBlending technology. Full interactive replays are included.

You can play a league or cup tournament, and practice your skills before playing. The game can be tailored to action or simulation style, with fouls, injuries and offsides available to toggle on or off. This version also includes a 6 vs 6 indoor play mode, and various multiplayer options


FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Starting a World Cup
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Goal kick
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Title Screen
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Wow, all the Israeli stars are there! ;D

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Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 97 Gold Edition" -- Genesis and SNES in-game title
  • "FIFA 97" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1997 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1997 3 out of 6 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Edge PlayStation Jan, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1997 5 out of 10 50


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3D models

This is the first in the series to represent the players using 3D models instead of 2D sprites, except for the Genesis and SNES versions.

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