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Sega Worldwide Soccer '97

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
89
4.2
Windows
78
3.2
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Description

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).

Screenshots

Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows The view can be pushed farther to show more of the field
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Setting time and weather
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Pause/start game screen
Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 Windows Saving a penalty

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 (7257)

The Press Says

Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1996 10 out of 10 100
PC Jeux Windows Aug, 1997 91 out of 100 91
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jun 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Jul 16, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Gamesmania Windows 1997 80 out of 100 80
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Windows Jan, 1998 B 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 28, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Contributed to by Kohler 86 (7257) and Hazuki (35)