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This 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 PlayStation Team Selection
FIFA 99 Windows Team Management
FIFA 99 Windows Just starting a new match.
FIFA 99 PlayStation Options

Promo Images

FIFA 99 Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA '99: European League Soccer" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Sports Gaming Network Nintendo 64 Jan 06, 1999 93 out of 100 93
Gamezilla Nintendo 64 Feb 03, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 A- 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 30, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Consoles Plus Nintendo 64 Mar, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Jan, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Player One Nintendo 64 Mar, 1999 65 out of 100 65


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Cartridge Limitations

Much like it's predecessor, FIFA 99 suffers from many of the same limitations and quality issues for many of the same reasons. Due to being cartridge-based, compared to it's CD-ROM PlayStation counterpart the game performed poorly and was lacking some of the more refined details and graphics.

Amazon's product description for the game includes the line: "Plus, the Nintendo 64 can handle only one in-game announcer who speaks in clipped phrases, rather than the two-man banter in the PlayStation version. The otherwise decent music also takes a drop in quality because of cartridge limitations."

Portugal lawsuit

Similar 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)
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