FIFA 98: Road to World Cup (Nintendo 64)

FIFA 98: Road to World Cup Nintendo 64 Title screen


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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (3 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Mega Fun (Jan, 1998)
Insgesamt gesehen sind ISS64 und FIFA 98 relativ gleichwertig. die Lizenz und die große Zahl von Teams und Stadien gaben aber den Ausschlag für die höhere Wertung.
Game Play 64 (Jan, 1998)
En définitive, Fifa : Road To The World Cup 98, vient se positionner juste derrière ISS 64 à cause de son animation. En dépit de ce problème, Electronic Arts nous offre l'un des meilleurs jeux de football toutes consoles confondues.
HappyPuppy (Sep 28, 1999)
EA's definitely back in top form with FIFA: Road to World Cup 98. They've been shown up lately, namely by Konami's ISS, but finally they've got a game that can hold its own. It has graphics to die for and great sound, a solid play engine, and a wealth of options. Plus, its the only game with real players and the World Cup license, so for anyone who's got definite real-life favorites, this game is a must have.
Mega Score (Feb, 1998)
FIFA 98 para a Nintendo não é fraco, nada disso! Se tivesse saído tal como está para a PSX, seria óptimo. Estamos é todos à espera de ver mais em 64 bits.
Joypad (Feb, 1998)
Une prise en main délicate, des aberrations notables (taille des joueurs par rapport au terrain, glup !), autant d'anomalies qui, certes, ne rendent pas Fifa 98 injouable, loin s'en faut, mais il manque le petit quelque chose qui le rendrait aussi attractif que la version PlayStation. Bien sûr, techniquement il est sublime (couleurs et sons parfaits), mais le "punch" n'y est pas. D'où la note.
Video Games (Dec, 1997)
FIFA ‘98 repräsentiert mit herausragenden Motion-Capture-Animationen, tollen Flutlicht-/Regeneffekten, exakt zur Situation passenden deutschen Kommentaren und einem reichhaltigen Sammelsurium an fußballerischen Tricks sowie einer guten AI ein exzellentes Fußballspiel, das aber mit der detailverliebten Perfektion von Konamis Genre-Meilenstein nicht mithalten kann. Absolute Fußballfreaks dürfen aber dank der reichhaltigen Ligen, die in jenem Referenzprodukt fehlen, dennoch mit einem Kauf liebäugeln.
Consoles Plus (Jan, 1998)
Bien meilleure que la précédente, cette cuvée Fifa 98 reste tout de même loin de la référence qu'est ISS... Enfin, c'est un jeu sympa.
Total! (Germany) (Jan, 1998)
Mit FIFA 98 – Die WM-Qualifikation wird Electronic Arts seinen guten Ruf endlich gerecht und spielt nun in eine Klasse mit ISS64. Technisch und spielerisch wird die Konami-Referenz zwar nicht erreicht, aber EA hat doch kräftig aufgeholt.
GameSpot (Feb 05, 1998)
EA's latest version of FIFA looks fantastic on the N64, taking advantage of the machine's powerful antialiasing hardware to create some of the most solid polygonal athletes in sports gaming. The sheer number of options and wide array of moves and control possibilities make this the soccer game to beat in '98.
Virtually every professional soccer team on the planet has been crammed into this Pak. Not only can you play the World Cup tournament, but you can play English leagues or regional action in South America, or anywhere else. You can play indoor soccer, as well, for High-scoring action. Soccer is no longer a one game category for the N64. If you don't have ISS 64 already, be sure to play and compare it to the new FIFA.
IGN (Dec 24, 1997)
FIFA 98 is a good soccer game with three unfortunate problems: Shoddy framerate, some AI glitches, and Konami's ISS64. The awesome sound, multiplayer gameplay, and FIFA license make FIFA 98 a good buy for soccer enthusiasts -- but only if they already own ISS64. Others, especially sticklers for a steady framerate and fast-paced sports will definitely want to rent it first. But what ever you do, hook it up to a surround sound system and remind your three best buddies to stop by with their controllers.
Game Revolution (Jun 06, 2004)
Overall, FIFA '98 is a pretty decent game. For those name hungry, soccer obsessed fans out there, FIFA '98 will make a fine addition to their gaming arsenal. For the rest of us, it's still worth a look. It has some pluses and minuses over its predecessors, but that's the usual fare. EA depended too much on the name alone to sell this game, and should have used the money to make this game the best on the market.