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Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 (SEGA Saturn)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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Digital Extremes
This is the best sports game I have played on any system period. It is also one of the best Saturn games to appear in 1997. As such, it is worth a serious look by any Saturn owner. If you know that you like sports video games, then I would not waste any time at all - go out and get this title. You will not be sorry.
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Game Players
You know, it doesn't matter if you think the soccer highlights of ESPN are the perfect time to get a beer or if you often wonder why those crazy Europeans kick around that volleyball. Worldwide Soccer '97 has to be recognized as one of the best sports games of all time.
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Superjuegos
Es uno de esos juegos redondos, en el que no hay ningún aspecto que desentone. La jugabilidad y el impecable diseño gráfico lo convierten en el nuevo líder en su género para la consola de 32 bits de Sega en particular, y para cualquier sistema en general. Es una auténtica pena que no aparezca para otras consolas.
94
Hobby Consolas
Sega ha realizado un sensacional juego de fútbol, muy completo en todos sus apartados y dotado de una enorme espectacularidad. Hay que advertir, sin embargo, que se trata de un juego recomendado sobre todo para los futboleros más exigentes, que no se asusten ante retos complicados, ya que no es un arcade sencillote sino un simulador puro y duro. Tan sólo dos peros: el hecho de no contar con clubs de todos los países (imperdonable a estas alturas) y algunas ralentizaciones excesivas. Pero en general, ¡chapeau!
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SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Terminons ce test par la qualité de la réalisation. Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 prouve, à qui veut l´entendre, que la Saturn est une excellente machine. Les graphismes sont d´une netteté impeccable. Colorés et très vivants, ils sont de plus vraiment détaillés, et la 3D est exempt de tout défaut. Les stades sont magnifiques, avec des drapeaux qui s´agitent dans les gradins. On peut en redire un peu plus sur la modélisation du public, mais bon? Du côté de l´animation, là encore le jeu est un bonheur. Les mouvements sont très naturels, et fluides. La décomposition de chaque action est parfaite, et le tout confère un ensemble splendide ! Worldwide Soccer 97, sur la plan graphique, est un très beau jeu !
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GamePro (US)
Worldwide '97 rewards the Saturn faithful with a great sports game that would be a standout on any system. The great gameplay and graphics make Worldwide '97 accessible to soccer diehards and novices alike. Go for the goal!
89
Mega Fun
Wow!! Hier hat Sega wirklich einen Millionentreffer gelandet und deshalb ist Worldwide Soccer ‘97 die neue Fußballreferenz auf dem Saturn. Ausschlaggebend dafür sind nicht nur die Zuschauer, die eine tolle Atmosphäre herüberbringen, wenn sie bei vergebenen Chancen laut aufschreien, bei Toren ein regelrechtes Soundspektakel abziehen oder einfach nur so Stimmung machen. Desweiteren läuft das Ballgetrete schnell ab: Konterfußball und packende Strafraumszenen sind genauso vertreten wie Mittelfeldgeplänkel, wenn das Paßspiel nicht so richtig läuft. Es ist zwar anfangs schwer, ein ordentliches Spiel gegen die wirklich starken Gegner aufzuziehen, aber mit etwas Übung ist dies dann auch kein Problem mehr. Als einzige Kritikpunkte kann man nur anführen, daß die Namen der Spieler nicht der Realität entsprechen und maximal nur vier Tastenjonglöre gambeln können. Aber da ja der Spielspaß im Vordergrund steht, fällt dies nicht ins Gewicht.
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Defunct Games
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 came to me as a surprise; the Saturn finally has a good soccer game. The game isn't officially licensed, so there are no official player names or jerseys. It also isn't possible to play with club teams - you can only play with the squads of different countries. You can import the player names yourself since it's possible to edit the names, but I don't really see the point of that (and it's a lot of unneeded work).
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Game Revolution
In closing, Worldwide Soccer '97 is an excellent soccer game that everyone should enjoy immensely. The only things that would make this game better is the inclusion of the actual players, more stadiums, and just more options. Sports fans looking for a good soccer game for the Saturn should snatch this one off the shelves.
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Edge
It is very rare that you can judge the quality of a football game at first glance: they hardly ever look absolutely terrible or absolutely stunning. It is the subtleties which separate them and it is the subtleties of World Wide Soccer which place it amongst the premier footy sims, rather than leave it floundering in some soccer game no-man’s land.
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GameSpot
Sega's Worldwide Soccer '97 may be the best soccer game ever released. EA Sports once dominated the sport with their brilliant FIFA series. Worldwide Soccer appeared last year with the introduction of the Saturn but suffered from poor gameplay and substandard graphics. Worldwide Soccer '97 claims its spot at the top of the genre with terrific gameplay, slick polygon-based 3D players, and a level of realism that easily supercedes that of its predecessors.