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VR Soccer '96

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
69
2.9
SEGA Saturn
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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 Teams selected
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Substitution.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Keeper has the ball.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Changing the strategy formation.

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

GameFan Magazine PlayStation May, 1996 88 out of 100 88
High Score Macintosh Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 69 out of 100 69
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 13, 1996 5.1 out of 10 51
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Sep 29, 2006 C 50
Electric Playground DOS Aug 28, 1996 5 out of 10 50
Génération 4 Macintosh Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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