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FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Mega Drive)

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For the Sega Saturn game, see FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Saturn).

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FIFA Road to World Cup 98
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Kevin Pickell
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£?
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
IT
?



FIFA Road to World Cup 98 is a 1997 soccer game by Electronic Arts released for the Sega Mega Drive as a sequel (or update) to FIFA 97: Gold Edition. While each country got the same game ROM, each country got slightly different packaging featuring players from that country's national soccer team. It is supposedly the last officially-licensed Mega Drive game released in Europe (but this is unconfirmed), and was released exclusively in this region.

As with its predecessor, the Mega Drive version is an isometric game which lacks the 3D technology seen in other ports.

History

Versions

As was the case with FIFA Soccer 96 and FIFA 97: Gold Edition, FIFA 98 was ported from the Mega Drive to the Super NES and released around the same time period. Following a tradition set out by the previous two games, the Super NES version runs with a lower frame rate, although the gap has been closed slightly from previous iterations.

Production credits

  • Produced By: Extended Play Productions
  • Developer: XYZ Productions
  • Programmers - XYZ: Larry Garner, Umrao Mayer
  • Artists - XYZ: George Simmons, Terry Lloyd
  • Music - XYZ: Eric Swanson
  • Producer - XYZ: Umrao Mayer
  • Animator - XYZ: George Simmons
  • Art Direction: David Adams
  • Executive Producer: Bruce McMillan
  • Line Producer: Marc Aubanel
  • Associate Producer: Louise Read
  • Assistant Producer: John Stroppa
  • Technical Director: Kevin Pickell
  • Product Managers: Duncan Magee, Margaret Murray
  • Special Thanks: Jennifer Campbell, Penny Lee, Brian Plank, Nicholas Wlodyka, Doug Casey
  • QA Coordinator: John Santamaria
  • QA Lead: Andrew Chan
  • Assistant Lead: Aaron Grant
  • QA Testers: Aaron Watmough, Edward Chiu, Mark Peters, Richard Barrett
  • Language Testing: Sylvain Caburrosso, Andrea Bernardoni, Antonio Lopez, Alexander Golubowitsch
  • QA Mastering: Peter Petkov, Cary Chao, Jeff Hutchinson
  • QA Test: Colin Cox, Darcy Gog, Paul Breland, Chris Wallace, Jason Feser, Zech Prinz
  • QA Special Thanks Bob Purewal, Randy Parmar, Bill Kim, Geoff Ball
Source: In-game credits


Physical scans

Mega Drive, UK
FIFA98 MD UK Box.jpg
Cover
FIFA98 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR
FIFA98 MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
FIFA98 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, ES
FIFA98 MD ES Box.jpg
Cover
FIFA98 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, IT
FIFA98 MD IT Box.jpg
Cover
FIFA98 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 96947f57
MD5 3c7380bea3c1d479e5604006eab86961
SHA-1 6613f13da5494aaaba3222ed5e730ec9ce3c09a7
2MB 1997-10 Cartridge (EU)


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