FIFA International Soccer (SEGA CD)

Critic Score
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User Score
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
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 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
If you already have the Genesis FIFA, save your money because there aren't enough changes to justify the CD price. If you don't have and FIFA games yet, get the CD, because FIFA is still the World Cup champion.
Consoles Plus
Voici aujourd'hui l'adaptation de ce superbe jeu sur Mega CD. Mais était-il nécessaire de sortir ce jeu sur le support CD ? Mis à part les images digitalisées (très mauvaises, il faut bien le reconnaître) et la bande-son (excellente, avouons-le), le jeu est en tout point identique à la version cartouche.
Mega Fun
Mir persönlich gefällt die Mega CD-Version von FIFA Soccer bis jetzt von allen am besten. Durch die über arbeitete Zuschauerkulisse fühlt man sich jetzt noch mehr ins Geschehen hineinversetzt, und das Publikum, das jetzt genau die Fahnen schwenkt, die zur Heimmannschaft passen, und auch deren Farben trägt, macht alles noch einen Tick atmosphärischer. Auch die kleinen Verfeinerungen an den Trikots der Spieler verfehlen ihre Wirkung nicht, alles wurde wirklich liebevoll überarbeitet. Die Möglichkeit, den Ball während des Fluges noch etwas stärker zu beeinflußen, erlaubt mehr Torraumszenen, da der Keeper die Schüsse jetzt nicht immer problemlos vom Himmel pflückt. Trotzdem, zwei kleine Mankos bleiben; zum einen die Ladezeiten zwischen den Spielpausen, die aber noch zu verkraften sind, zum anderen aber wurde das Spiel etwas ruckliger als die Modul-Version. Für alle Mega CD-Besitzer mit Spaß am Fußball allerdings ist und bleibt FIFA Soccer CD unverzichtbar.
Game Players
If gameplay is your main concern you might invest in the Genesis version. But if you're willing to sit through a couple of "loading....please wait" screens in exchange for more of the atmosphere associated with international soccer, look no further.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
FIFA on CD is a very cool soccer game, but some of the magic of the cartridge has been lost. There are almost enough CD goodies to make up for the slight degradation in control and ball animation, especially the hot sound and battery backup, but nearly every time you select an option from a menu there's one of those "Please Wait!" pictures. If you like the enhancements that CD sound brings to a cartridge game, this version is probably for you; otherwise, try both of them before you buy.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Sadly, FIFA is hindered since it makes no use of the Sega CD's capabilities. This was obviously pushed out to fill space on a console with a sparse library of games. If you are a collector you will need this to finish a set. There is no reason to own this game otherwise.
All Game Guide
Overall FIFA International Soccer is not too difficult. The goalies stop a lot of shots but oddly the shots from farther away tend to go in more often than the close ones. For an added dimension unlockable secret game modes allow such elements as a curving ball and invisible walls. Simply put, if you own a Genesis soccer game by EA Sports then there is no reason to get this game. However, if you do not you might as well choose this one for the improved sound.
I can't give this a real high score just for the fact that it absolutely makes no good use of the Sega CD's capabilities except for glamour and glitz. This was obviously pushed out to fill space on a console with a sparse library of games. If you are a collector you will need this to finish a collection, but if you already have the cart version then there's no reason to own this game otherwise. Like any other sports title, FIFA for the Sega CD played great and was well liked in its day but has been forgotten as the years passed, but soccer fans remember this game fondly and use it to demonstrate why Sega was such a winner with sports titles back then. I'd give the cartridge version a point higher for the score, but this one gets demerits due to being minimally upgraded filler for the Sega CD's library. It may however hold some value to anyone who likes four-player sports games.