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Well, it's a soccer game made by Sega but with an arcade-like style of gameplay. So the handling is kept pretty straight-forward: one button for a shot towards the enemy goal (from any position on the field), one for passing to teammates and one for lobbing. But simple doesn't mean limited since a couple of things are not explained in the manual and you'll have to figure them out yourself, which can take some time. You can choose between dozens of national teams from all over the world. Player names are made up since there's no Fifa license or anything but they're editable if you feel like correcting that. Game modes include Exhibition, Tournament, League or World Cup. You can play either versus the CPU, vs. up to 2 human players or even coop (2 humans vs. the CPU or other 2 humans).

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Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows In-game (isometric view)
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Seems too easy...
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Selecting stadium
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Sega Ranking

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Alternate Titles

  • "WWS 97" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Victory Goal Worldwide Edition" -- Japanese title
  • "Sega Worldwide Soccer PC" -- PC title
  • "Sega Worldwide Soccer 97" -- European title
  • "ビクトリーゴール ワールドワイド エディション" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

In a few words, the best football arcade of its time Windows Kohler 86 (7295)

Critic Reviews

Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1996 10 out of 10 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jun 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Windows Jan, 1998 B 75
GameSpot Windows Nov 13, 1997 6.2 out of 10 62

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