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WindowsKidZone (Aug 08, 2002)
Soccer Mania is probably a cute, fun game if you are under 8 years old, but older players will become bored with the game. It has nice elements, but is overburdened by a name that suggests this is terrific soccer action. In the world of soccer games, this is merely an average outing. For the younger player who might want to play the game, this could be a worthwhile purchase.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Aug, 2002)
Da der Titel nie Anspruch darauf erhebt, eine ernsthafte Simulation zu sein, ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad entsprechend niedrig. Dafür geht es im Multiplayer-Modus umso mehr zur Sache, denn besonders die witzigen Power-ups machen Football Mania zu einem kurzweiligen Vergnügen.
PlayStation 2GameSpy (Jul 28, 2002)
Soccer Mania is a simple game. It doesn't promise to do much, but what it does do, it does fairly well. The Lego license -- even if not exploited as much as it should have been -- is a plus. Its varied modes of play and background story help keep the attention of the younger audience the game is geared towards; even older players will enjoy the game's multiplay. Plus, anytime you can keep those sharp little pieces of plastic in a virtual world and off the floor, it's a good thing. But, and perhaps most importantly, Soccer Mania will let you officially end one of the sporting world's fiercest debates once and for all.
PlayStation 2GameSpot (Jul 16, 2002)
Lego Soccer Mania is a decent enough soccer game, but it doesn't have the depth or overall seriousness of design to impress those looking for something substantial. Fortunately, it's easy enough to get into that kids can have some fun with it, and obviously a game need not appeal to all markets to be considered decent for what it is. Soccer fans looking for a new game might want to give Lego Soccer Mania a rental for a weekend or kick the game over to their kid brother for extended testing.
WindowsGameSpot (Jul 10, 2002)
Soccer Mania is geared toward children, but that doesn't excuse the problems with its controls, loading times, and slowdown. While the game may seem reasonably fun at first and offers an extensive number of options on three difficulty settings, it's unlikely that players of any age will want to play the game for very long.