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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
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Kevin Pickell
Peripherals supported: 4 Way Play, Team Player
Genre: Sports































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




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    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 SoccerMore...[7].

    In North America, the game appears to have been called Soccer '94 before release. This name can be seen on the box of (and advertising for) the 4 Way Play adapter.

    Gameplay

    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.

    History

    Legacy

    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
    Source: In-game credits


    Magazine articles

    Main article: FIFA International Soccer/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: FIFA International Soccer/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    75 More...[8]
    80 More...[9]
    92 More...[10]More...[11]
    91 №12, p73
    80 More...[12]
    90 More...[13]
    95 №48
    88 No results[14]
    80 №17, p22/23
    94 №15, p30-32
    93 №8, p36/37
    89 №2, p30-33
    92 №24, p42-45
    94 More...[15]
    92 №37, p66/67
    92 More...[16]
    89 №50, p52-54
    94 №27, p44/45
    95 №20, p11
    Sega Mega Drive
    89
    Based on
    19 reviews

    Mega Drive, US
    FIFA MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    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 (Mega Drive) (1996) | NBA Live 97 (Saturn) (1996) | NBA Live 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | NBA Live 98 (Saturn) (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)