DescriptionWhile the soccer tournament is often downplayed not only inside the Olympic movement, but also by the soccer-following community, in 1996, by the occasion of the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta, US Gold decided to release a game representing the tournament.
The player can choose one of the 33 teams, and participate on exhibition matches, arcade (a 32-team cup knockout), Olympic (the 16 team tournament mimicking the actual tournament) or play on an all-versus-all league (from 3 to 16 teams). The games features the usual options found in contemporary games, such as match length and draw rules, as well as define several weather patterns from wind to the bumpiness of the grass. All 5 stadiums used in the actual Olympics are present.
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- "Olympic Soccer 1996" -- PSX / Saturn in-game title
- "オリンピックサッカー" -- Japanese spelling
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|Mean Machines||SEGA Saturn||Aug, 1996||92 out of 100||92|
|Mega Fun||PlayStation||Jul, 1996||80 out of 100||80|
|Mega Fun||SEGA Saturn||Sep, 1996||80 out of 100||80|
|Video Games||PlayStation||Jul, 1996||73 out of 100||73|
|PC Joker||DOS||Sep, 1996||71 out of 100||71|
|IGN||PlayStation||Nov 25, 1996||6 out of 10||60|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||Oct, 1996||56 out of 100||56|
|Gamesmania.de||DOS||1996||55 out of 100||55|
|Power Play||DOS||Nov, 1996||47 out of 100||47|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Nov, 1996||32 out of 100||32|
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