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FIFA Soccer 97

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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 SNES Choosing formation
FIFA Soccer 97 SEGA Saturn A game in progress
FIFA Soccer 97 SNES Title screen
FIFA Soccer 97 SEGA Saturn Opposing players standing around looking at the ball.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Windows Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 13, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 28, 1997 5 out of 10 50


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