DescriptionThis was the third FIFA title in a little over a year. It incorporates 42 national sides, as well as 250 club teams from 12 different leagues, to play a complete true-to-life season, the preset Super League, or a league or cup of your own design. Formations and tactics can be set, and players can be moved between teams.
Gameplay can be viewed from multiple angles. Players have more animation than ever before, with new moves including sliding challenges and close-control trapping. Goalkeepers now have a level of human control.
- "FIFA '99: European League Soccer" -- Japanese title
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The Press Says
|Game Revolution||Jan 01, 1999||A||100|
|CyberJoy||Jan 03, 1999||4.8 out of 5||96|
|Power Play||Dec, 1998||93 out of 100||93|
|GameSpot||Dec 09, 1998||9.2 out of 10||92|
|PC Player (Germany)||Dec, 1998||92 out of 100||92|
|Power Unlimited||Dec, 1998||9.1 out of 10||91|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Dec, 1998||91 out of 100||91|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Dec 02, 1998||90 out of 100||90|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Mar, 1999||90|
|Secret Service / New S Service||Jan, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
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Portugal lawsuitSimilar to Actua Soccer 3, Electronic Arts faced a possible lawsuit in Portugal for using player and team names without authorization from FutePro, the legal owner of them. While Gremlin's product was pulled from the stores, FIFA (which for the first time had a localized cover featuring national team and Fiorentina midfielder Rui Costa) continued to be sold as long as stores wanted to. There was no news of an agreement between both parts, but either EA paid compensation or FutePro decided to let the issue die fearing long and expensive legal procedures.
- Computer Gaming World
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1999 – Best Sports Game in 1998
- Total! (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Soccer Game in 1999
Related Web Sites
- FIFA 99 Online (The ultimate site for Fifa99 fans, you can download kits, get tips and screenshots and chat with other fans)