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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 SNES Choosing playoffs
FIFA Soccer 97 DOS Controller selection
FIFA Soccer 97 SNES Title screen
FIFA Soccer 97 SNES Come on guys! You know you can do it!

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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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Aug 12, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Windows Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
SuperGamePower Genesis Mar, 1997 3.2 out of 5 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1997 3 out of 6 60
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 28, 1997 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Jan, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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