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This iteration of the FIFA lineage includes commentary from John Motson with summaries from Andy Gray, with the between-match sections covered by Des Lynam. All player moves are from David Ginola using the MotionBlending technology. Full interactive replays are included.

You can play a league or cup tournament, and practice your skills before playing. The game can be tailored to action or simulation style, with fouls, injuries and offsides available to toggle on or off. This version also includes a 6 vs 6 indoor play mode, and various multiplayer options


FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Goal kick
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Throw in
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Wow, all the Israeli stars are there! ;D
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Replay

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Alternate Titles

  • "足球'97" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "FIFA 97: Gold Edition" -- Genesis and SNES in-game title
  • "FIFA 97" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Action (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Sega Power Genesis Dec, 1996 78 out of 100 78
SuperGamePower Genesis Mar, 1997 3.2 out of 5 64
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 28, 1997 5 out of 10 50


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3D models

This is the first in the series to represent the players using 3D models instead of 2D sprites, except for the Genesis and SNES versions.

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