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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 Match select
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Throw in
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Replay. Just like TV!
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Starting a World Cup

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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 Dec, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Electric Playground May 29, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Jan, 1997 82 out of 100 82


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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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Oleg Roschin (174012) added FIFA Soccer 97 (Genesis) on Feb 05, 2003
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