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I've already mentioned most of the annoying glitches with the visuals but are there any bugs in the gameplay? The star rating is a tremendous idea but only works if you distribute star points evenly. I loaded every single star onto my lone strikers shooting and speed attributes, picked the ball up on the half-way line and he scored TEN solo goals in a four minute match. This destroys the competitiveness. A less energetic way to win the game is to score a goal and then make your defence pass back and forth until the clock runs down. I also noticed a slight slow-down when the opposition were about to score. To most kids winning is everything therefore they will probably love this. The grown up's had best wait for FIFA 2000.
It’s very well presented though, and has some fine commentary from the Sky Sports lads. But it’s just too hard to buildup your team stats, and you’ll probably get pig-sick of trying once the tedious gameplay gets its claws into you. If it was smoother and more enjoyable to play like ISS Pro ’98, then you’d gladly persevere, but not with this craggy old engine. Our advice is to steer clear and wait for FIFA 2000, which should be a league apart from this when it arrives.