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FIFA Soccer 96 (32X)

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For the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear versions, see FIFA Soccer 96; for the Sega Saturn version, see FIFA Soccer 96 (Saturn).
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FIFA Soccer 96
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Kevin Pickell
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
UK
£? T-5002B-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F T-5002B-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? T-5002B-50
Sega 32X
ES
19,900[2]Ptas T-5002B-50



FIFA Soccer 96 for the Sega 32X is an entry to the FIFA series of video games, and was developed by Extended Play Productions and published by Electronic Arts. This version of FIFA 96 was only released in Europe, and stands as one of two PAL-exclusive 32X titles (the other being Darxide).

Gameplay

The 32X version of FIFA 96, while sharing much of the content from its 16-bit and other 32-bit counterparts, is a bespoke version of the game for Sega's add-on. The game is a mixture of 2D and 3D elements, playing more like the Sega Mega Drive and Game Gear version of the game, but adopting a similar 3D camera to the Sega Saturn version.

Players are rendered as 2D sprites, slightly larger than their Mega Drive counterparts, and the pitch is rendered in 3D (or rather, a flat plane for the grass, and simple models for the goals and walls, with a mixture of textures and flat shading). Rather than a fixed isometric perspective, the camera can move, rotate and zoom, although by default is set up to mimic similar angles to the classic FIFA games. An advantage of using this method is that the camera can zoom out during goal kicks, making it easier to see where what the goalkeeper is aiming at.

Production credits

Source: Opening demo
EAC Team
  • Executive Producer: Bruce McMillan
  • Producer: Steven Rechtschaffner
  • Assistant Producer: Kevin "Kermit" Loh
  • Art Director: David Adams
  • Technical Director: Kevin Pickell
  • Music & Music Director: Robert Bailley
  • Development Director: Ted Sylka
  • Quality Assurance
    • Lead: Steve Livaja
    • Backup Lead: Justin Cooney
    • Testers: Darren Hagman, Gordon Thornton, Jason Bone, Glenn Grant, Matthew Pryl, Peter Saumur, Lem Gamboa
Probe Team
  • Creative Director: Joe Bonar
  • Programmers: Rob Hylands, Dave Collins
  • Art Manager: Bliz
  • Artists: Little Kev, Matthew Cooling
  • Quality Assurance
    • Lead: Cliff Ramsey
    • Testers: James Brown, Nick McGee, Mark Viccary, Rob Lewtas, Enviro-Mike
Special Thanks
  • QA Coordinator: Jon Bruce
  • FIFA AI: Brian Plank
  • Front End Art: Suzan Germic
  • Administration: Louise Read
  • Animation: David Demorest
  • SGI Support: John Rix, Craig Hui
  • Swedish bloke: Dennis

Magazine articles

Main article: FIFA Soccer 96 (32X)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77 №3/96, p55[3]
57 №2/96, p82/83[4]
69 №28, p14[5]
83 №52, p40/41
77 №56, p27
63 №3/96, p93[6]
Sega 32X
71
Based on
6 reviews

32X, EU
Fifa96 32X EU Box Back.jpgFifa96 32X EU Spine.jpgFifa96 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
FIFA96 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
3MB Cartridge (EU)

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)