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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
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Svenska
  • 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




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    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

    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
    Source: Opening demo


    Magazine articles

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

    Promotional material

    HobbyConsolas ES 052.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES)

    #52: "Enero 1996" (xxxx-xx-xx)

    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 FB14A7C8
    MD5 24AAA6EF307D20147CE10E7610E59AA2
    SHA-1 131EBB717DEE4DD1D8F5AB2B9393C23785D3A359
    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 (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)