User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Gear release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.4

Critic Reviews

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Mean Machines (Jan, 1995)
A visual accomplishment on the Gear, that plays as good as it looks.
Game Players (Jun, 1995)
The beauty of the game is it's simplicity --- the controls only used a couple of buttons to start with --- and that serves up well on Game Gear. It looks great, plays extremely well once you get the hang of it and even the music is pretty darn cool.
Play Time (Dec, 1994)
Die 8Bit-Umsetzung ist nahezu perfekt gelungen! Ruckelfreies Scrolling der isometrischen Spielsicht und eine fast unglaubliche Anzahl von Optionen (ohne lange Ladezeiten!!!) machen dieses Spiel zu einem Meilenstein in der Geschichte des Game Gear, Klar, daß einige Rafinessen dem beschränkten Speicherplatz zum Opfer fielen. Die spielerischen Möglichkeiten stehen aber anderen Versionen in nichts nach.
Mega Fun (Feb, 1995)
Obwohl ich beim Mega Drive lieber die Diagonal-Steuerung einstelle, läßt sich hier im Geradeaus-Modus deutlich kontrollierter agieren. Mir gefiel auch die tolle Umsetzung der Original-Grafik mit vielen Animationsphasen des Vorbildes. Meckern kann ich eigentlich nur darüber, daß das Scrolling manchmal nicht schnell genug auf Ballhöhe kommt und über den Umstand, daß die Play-Offs immer gleich ausgelost werden, Gelegentlich gibt‘s auch mal ein Sprite-Flackern, aber, who cares. Ich kann hier guten Gewissens eine Kauf-Empfehlung geben.
If you like soccer then you should enjoy FIFA International Soccer. Even if you don't care for soccer, this is an above average portable game with plenty of replay value. Though one thing that is noticably missing is link compatibility.
FIFA International Soccer for the Game Gear packs a lot of action. Game modes include: Exhibition, Tournament, Playoffs and League. You can also customize your game by determining the length of each half, the type of field on which you play and whether or not to include fouls. Choose between simulation game-type and action game-type. It's a great translation from other versions of the game. You'll be able to perform bicycle kicks, diving headers and slide tackles. And the player animation won't disappoint you. It's a good game for those who want a soccer game they can take with them anywhere.
Overall, this is not the worst game released on the GG but some polish would have made this one of the best sports games for an otherwise dry console.
50 (Feb 13, 2017)
Overall, this isn’t the worst game released on the Game Gear or even a bad game at all. That being said, some polish would have made this one of the better sports games for an otherwise dry library. As it stands, it’s just another obsolete and forgotten sports game and one that you don’t have to lose any sleep over if you don’t get around to playing it.