Sega Worldwide Soccer '97

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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).


Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Main menu
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Team potential screen
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows In-game (side scrolling view)
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows A rather nasty tackle results in injury

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 (7283)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Superjuegos SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Meristation Windows Oct 21, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Jul 16, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Windows Aug, 1997 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Windows Nov 13, 1997 6.2 out of 10 62


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