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VR Soccer '96

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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...
SEGA Saturn
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3.8
Windows
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3.1
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Description

In 1995 the increased power of the new wave of systems made 3D football games a possibility several companies investigated. Most of the features people later took for granted in football games were pioneered, or at least fairly fresh, when they appeared in the first of the Actua Sports titles.

Multiple camera angles were available to view the full-3D action, with 3 Sheffield Wednesday FC players providing motion capture. 44 international squads of 22 players, each with 8 individual skill attributes, were featured. BBC commentator Barry Davies provided a full flowing commentary over the top. A full range of customised tournaments were available, as well as multi-player options allowing for both same-system and networked play.

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VR Soccer '96 DOS Editing team data.
VR Soccer '96 DOS Playing soccer...
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn In-game menu.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Gameplay controls.

Alternate Titles

  • "VR Soccer" -- Saturn title
  • "ranSoccer" -- German 1996 re-release
  • "Fotball Feber" -- Norwegian title
  • "Actua Soccer" -- European title
  • "アクチャーサッカー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

High Score Macintosh Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 74 out of 100 74
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot DOS Jun 04, 1996 6.9 out of 10 69
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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