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While the soccer tournament is often downplayed not only inside the Olympic movement, but also by the soccer-following community, in 1996, by the occasion of the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta, US Gold decided to release a game representing the tournament.

The player can choose one of the 33 teams, and participate on exhibition matches, arcade (a 32-team cup knockout), Olympic (the 16 team tournament mimicking the actual tournament) or play on an all-versus-all league (from 3 to 16 teams). The games features the usual options found in contemporary games, such as match length and draw rules, as well as define several weather patterns from wind to the bumpiness of the grass. All 5 stadiums used in the actual Olympics are present.


Olympic Soccer PlayStation Main menu
Olympic Soccer DOS Corner
Olympic Soccer DOS Full Time Stats
Olympic Soccer DOS Kick-Off

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Alternate Titles

  • "Olympic Soccer 1996" -- PSX / Saturn in-game title
  • "オリンピックサッカー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Mega Console SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Jul, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 1996 73 out of 100 73
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Jul, 1996 14 out of 20 70
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 6 out of 10 60 DOS 1996 55 out of 100 55
PC Action (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 39 out of 100 39
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 32 out of 100 32


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