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FIFA International Soccer

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For the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System game, see FIFA International Soccer (8-bit). For the Sega Mega-CD game, see FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition.
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FIFA International Soccer
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Peripherals supported: 4 Way Play, Team Player
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥9,800 EM20030
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95[1] 725501
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2][3] E262SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E262SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 130[6] E262SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E262SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM94015JT



FIFA International Soccer (FIFA インターナショナルサッカー), is the first game in the long-running FIFA series, developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the Sega Mega Drive, as well as several non-Sega consoles and computers in 1993. Prior to the publisher acquiring a FIFA license, the game was known as EA Sports Soccer.[7]

Unlike later FIFA games which are presented in full 3D, FIFA International Soccer goes for an isometric perspective and has much simpler gameplay. Also, though it allows the user to play as official international teams, it does not feature official player names. Nevertheless, the combination of isometric graphics and a commentator set it aside from its rivals, namely the Sensible Soccer and Kick Off series.

A Sega Mega-CD update, FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition, was released the following year.

Production credits

  • Lead Programmer: Jan Tian
  • Programmers: Brian Plank, Kevin Pickell
  • Lead Artist: George Ashcroft
  • Artists: Dianna Davies, David Adams, Suzan Germic, Mike Smith
  • Music and Sound: Jeff Dyck
  • Sound Technology: Kevin Pickell
  • Producer: Bruce McMillan
  • Development Director: Joey Della-Savia
  • Associate Producer: Kevin Buckner, Matt Webster
  • Game Design: Jan Tian, Matt Webster, Brian Plank, George Ashcroft, Kevin Pickell, Bruce McMillan, Joey Della-Savia
  • Lead Testers: Lee Patterson, Bryan Beckstrand, Nick Goldsworthy
  • Product Manager: Neil Thewarapperuma, Chip Lange
  • Technical Director: Colin McLaughlan
  • Executive Producers: Don Mattrick, Joss Ellis
  • Special Thanks: Tony Waiters, Claudio Maurizio, Chris Tompson, David Wilson, Jules Burt, Jon Law, Stanley Chow
  • FIFA Logo Copyright FIFA / DEYHLE 1977

Magazine articles

Main article: FIFA International Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Sega Visions (US) #17: "February/March 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)
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Sega Magazine (UK) #2: "February 1994" (1994-01-10)
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Mega Force (FR) #21: "Octobre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Hyper (AU) #2: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Hyper (AU) #3: "February 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
</div>
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SuperGamePower (BR) #7: "Outubro 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Sega Force (SE) #8/93 (1993-12-09)
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MAN!AC (DE) #12/93 (1993-11-10)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №145, p96/97[11]
№153, p111/115[12]
91 №12, p73
80 №3, p96/97
90 №53, p185-188[13]
95 №48
88 №1, p22/23[14]
80 №17, p22/23
94 №15, p30/31/32
93 №8, p36/37
89 №2, p30/31/32/33
92 №24, p42/43/44/45
94 №14, p28-32[15]
92 №37, p66/67
92 №1, p98/99[2]
89 №50, p52/53/54
94 №27, p44/45
95 №20, p11
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
FIFA MD US Box.jpg
Cover
FIFA MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
FIFA International Soccer MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
FIFA MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
FIFA MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
FIFA MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
FIFAISoccer MD JP CartTop.jpg
FIFA MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
FIFA MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
FIFA MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bddbb763
MD5 8a53e4db0da7ee312c1e89d449eb7b1e
SHA-1 1cbef8c4541311b84d7388365d12a93a1f712dc4
2MB 1993-09 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b555e8b4
MD5 a1546250206aafa61536b434e31cd568
SHA-1 3464e97d14f4ddae6b15e1246d25e68d063861fc
2MB 1994-06 Cartridge (JP)

References


Electronic Arts sports games for Sega systems
American Football
John Madden Football (1990) | John Madden Football '92 (1991) | John Madden Football '93 (1992) | John Madden Football: Championship Edition (1992) | Mutant League Football (1993) | Madden NFL '94 (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football '95 (1994) | Madden NFL '95 (1994) | Madden NFL 96 (1995) | College Football USA 96 (1995) | Madden NFL 97 (1996) | College Football USA 97 (1996) | Madden NFL 98 (1997)
Baseball
Tony La Russa Baseball (1993) | MLBPA Baseball (1994) | La Russa Baseball 95 (1994) | Triple Play 96 (1995) | Triple Play: Gold Edition (1996)
Basketball
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (1990) | Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs (1991) | Jordan vs Bird (1992) | Team USA Basketball (1992) | Bulls versus Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (1993) | NBA Showdown '94 (1994) | NBA Live 95 (1994) | NBA Live 96 (1995) | Coach K College Basketball (1995) | NBA Live 97 (1996) | NBA Live 98 (1997)
Golf
Zany Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf II (1992) | PGA Tour Golf III (1994) | PGA European Tour (1994) | PGA Tour 96 (1995) | PGA Tour 97 (1996)
Ice Hockey
NHL Hockey (Mega Drive) (1991) | NHLPA Hockey '93 (1992) | NHL Hockey '94 (1993) | Elitserien 95 (1994) | Mutant League Hockey (1994) | NHL 95 (1994) | Elitserien 96 (1995) | NHL 96 (1995) | NHL Hockey (Game Gear) (1995) | NHL 97 (Mega Drive) (1996) | NHL 97 (Saturn) (1996) | NHL 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | NHL 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Racing
Mario Andretti Racing (1994) | Andretti Racing (1996) | NASCAR 98 (1997)
Rugby
Rugby World Cup 1995 (1994) | Australian Rugby League (1995)
Soccer
FIFA International Soccer (8-bit) (1993) | FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition (1994) | FIFA Soccer 95 (1994) | FIFA Soccer 96 (32X | Saturn) (1995) | FIFA Soccer 97 (Gold Edition) (1996) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Misc.
EA Sports Double Header (1992) | IMG International Tour Tennis (1994) | Toughman Contest (1994)