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Pelé! is a soccer game that lets the player take control of soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento (better known as Pelé, the games namesake). There are forty different international teams to choose from and the game has a two separate single player modes. In Practice the player chooses the teams and learns the basic fundamentals of the game. In Season, the player competes in an 18 game season in order to compete for the championship.

There is also a two-player mode, but with a different set-up than other soccer games. Instead of letting two-players face each other, they must instead play a tournament in a series of one-player matches in order for their teams to face off. The game features realistic rules and regulations and genuine animations including bicycle kicks, headers, traps and dives and features a competitive artificial intelligence unique to each team.


Pelé! Genesis The match-up
Pelé! Genesis Nice save...
Pelé! Genesis "Peipin" scored a goal. And Pelé is celebrating. Nice.
Pelé! Genesis Throw the ball back into play.

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1994 37 out of 50 74
Game Players Feb, 1994 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Feb, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games Feb, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Mean Machines Feb, 1994 30 out of 100 30
High Score Jul, 1994 0 out of 5 0


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Big John WV (27226) added Pelé! (Genesis) on Feb 11, 2009