Sega Worldwide Soccer 97

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Sega Worldwide Soccer 97
System(s): Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (16 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
3D Control Pad, 6Player, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Sports/Soccer (スポーツ/サッカー)[1], Sports[2]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9112
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[4] 81112
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81112-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81112-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0368
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[8][9] MK81112-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
GR
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FWOR22SSC
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
193346
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190)7,800e[12] HCJ-0126
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
JP
(PC Home)
Windows PC
US
$39.9939.99[13] 85056
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
$14.9914.99[14] T-6809-01
ESRB: Everyone
Windows PC
EU
MK85056-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
BX
(Sega Classics)
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
DE
MK85056-50
USK: 0
Windows PC
ES
(Xplosiv)
aDeSe: Todos los Publicos
Windows PC
NL
(Reload)
Windows PC
PT
(Top Games)
Windows PC
UK
(Expert Software)
XP 202021
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Grabit)
GDL 074P
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Sports Pack)
GDL 074
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Fair Game)
FG-1281
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
HU
(Ecobit)
Windows PC
HU
(EVM)
Windows PC
PL
(Xplosiv)
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
AU
(Valusoft)
THQ70478
OFLC: G
Windows PC
BR
Windows PC
SG
(Replaygem)

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Sega Worldwide Soccer 97, known as Victory Goal Worldwide Edition (ビクトリーゴール ワールドワイドエディション) in Japan, is a football game developed by Team Aquila and published by Sega.

Gameplay

For its time, SWWS97 was considered to be one of the best football games available on the market, although was displaced in the coming years by more advanced rivals. The game is not licensed by FIFA so cannot use real team or player names, however it attempts to stick as close as possible to the 1996 football season and allow users to rename players should they see fit. Some of the fictional players include names of the development staff, and in the case of Wales and Scotland, writers for the UK's Sega Saturn Magazine.

Commentary is offered by Gary Bloom, notable for commentating on the sport across various British TV channels.

Teams

Europe 1

  • England
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Poland
  • Norway

Europe 2

  • France
  • Romania
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Croatia
  • Greece

Europe 3

  • Holland
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
  • Wales
  • Turkey
  • Russia

Europe 4

  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Scotland
  • N. Ireland
  • Austria

Africa

  • Nigeria
  • S. Africa
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Liberia
  • Morocco

Asia/Oceania

  • Japan
  • China
  • S. Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Australia

North America

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras

South America

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay

History

The game was re-released for Windows PCs in 1997 under the title of Sega Worldwide Soccer PC (セガワールドワイドサッカーPC).

During development, Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 was known simply as Worldwide Soccer. The original name can still be seen in backgrounds of menu screens.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 Sega Worldwide Soccer 97
English (US) Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 Sega Worldwide Soccer 97
Japanese ビクトリーゴール ワールドワイドエディション Victory Goal Worldwide Edition

Production credits

Saturn version

Source:
US manual[16]

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Worldwide Soccer 97/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Sega Worldwide Soccer 97/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 [17]
Sega Saturn
93
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
95
[18]
CD Consoles (FR) PAL
80
[19]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[20]
Edge (UK) PAL
80
[21]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[22]
Gambler (PL)
90
[23]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[24]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
80
[25]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
92
[26]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
89
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
93
[8]
Player One (FR)
94
[28]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
91
[29]
Secret Service (PL)
90
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
91
[31]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
90
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
94
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[34]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
85
[35]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
92
[36]
Strana Igr (RU)
100
[37]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
90
[38]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
89
[39]
Video Games (DE) PAL
80
[40]
Sega Saturn
89
Based on
24 reviews

Sega Worldwide Soccer 97

Saturn, JP
SWS97 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSWS97 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SegaWorldwideSoccer97 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
SegaWorldwideSoccer97 Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Saturn, US
SWS97 Saturn US Box Back.jpgSWS97 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
SWWS97 Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Sws97 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
SWS97 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
SegaWorldwideSoccer97 saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, EU (Not For Resale)

SegaWorldwideSoccer97SaturnDiskEU-NFR.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT
SWS97 Saturn PT cover.jpg
Cover
SegaWorldwideSoccer97 saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, GR

Saturn, AU
SWS97 Saturn AU back.jpgNospine.pngSWS97 Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
SegaWorldwideSoccer97 saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
SegaWorldwideSoccer97 Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover
SWWS97 Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
SegaSoccer97SaturnBrManual.pdf
Manual

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №48, p84-85
Windows PC
87
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
84
[41]
Arcade (UK) PAL
50
[42]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
85
[43]
Génération 4 (FR)
67
[44]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
85
[45]
PC Game Parade (IT)
82
[46]
Score (CZ)
60
[47]
Secret Service (PL)
70
[48]
Strana Igr (RU)
50
[49]
Windows PC
70
Based on
9 reviews

Sega Worldwide Soccer 97

PC, JP
SWSPC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSWSPC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (PC Home)
SWWSPC PC JP Box PCHome.jpg
Cover
SWS PC JP pchome disc.jpg
Disc
PC, US
SWWSPC PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSegaWorldwideSoccer PC US cover.jpg
Cover
SWSPC PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
SWS PC US jback.jpgWorldwideSoccer PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)

SWS PC US ex jback.jpgSWS PC US ex jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU
SWWSPC PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSWWSPC PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
SWWSPC PC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
SWWSPC PC EU Box Back JewelCase.jpgSWSPC EU Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, UK (Expert Software)
SWWSPC UK Box Back Expert.jpgNospine.pngSWWSPC UK Box Front Expert.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
SWSPC PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
SWWSPC PC UK Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Grabit)
SWSPC PC EU Box Grabit.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (GrabIt; 99p)
SWWSPC PC UK Box GrabIt99p.jpg
Cover
SWWSPC PC UK Disc GrabIt99p.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Sports Pack)
SWWSPC UK Box SportsPack.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Fair Game)
SWWSPC PC UK Box FairGame.jpg
Cover
PC, DE
SWWSPC PC DE Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSWWSPC PC DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
SWWSPC PC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
SWWSPC PC EU Box Back JewelCase.jpgSWSPC EU Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
SWS PC ES xp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, PT (Power Games)

PC, PT (Top Games)
SWWSPC PC PT Box TopGames.jpg
Cover
PC, NL (Reload)
SWWSPC PC NL Box Reload.jpg
Cover
PC, BX (Sega Classics)
SWWSPC PC EU Box SegaClassics.jpg
Cover
PC, PL (Xplosiv)
SWWSPC PC PL Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
SWWSPC PC PL Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, HU (Ecobit)
SWWSPC PC HU Box Ecobit.jpg
Cover
PC, HU (EVM)
SWWSPC PC HU Box EVM.jpg
Cover
PC, AU (Valusoft)
SWWSPC PC AU Box Valusoft.jpg
Cover
PC, BR

SWSPC PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
PCDiscoWorldwideSoccerBackTecToy.jpgPCManualWorldwideSoccerTecToy.pdf
Jewel Case
PC, SG (Replaygem)
SWSPC PC EU Box Replaygem.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
563,849,664 CD-ROM (EU) MK81112-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
576,282,336 1996-10-14 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9112 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
564,028,416 CD-ROM (US) 81112 V1.001

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: Saturn
  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PC

References

  1. File:SWS97 Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  3. http://sega-saturn.com/software.htm (Wayback Machine: 1996-12-15 06:01)
  4. Press release: 1996-05-16: ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF SEGA SPORTS VIDEOGAMES EXPANDS THE PROVEN TOP-SELLING FRANCHISE
  5. File:DailyMirror UK 1996-10-03 45.png
  6. Computer & Video Games, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-09), page 53
  7. Sega Saturn Magazine, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-17), page 100
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-04), page 64
  9. Press release: 1997-03-18: Sega's Saturn "Action Pack" Bundle Launches at £169
  10. https://archive.org/details/swiat_gier_komputerowych_49-1997-1/page/n69/mode/1up
  11. http://sega.jp/search/result.php?page=10&pf=11 (Wayback Machine: 2017-03-04 04:29)
  12. http://sega.jp/pc/wwspc/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-11-22 00:49)
  13. Press release: 1997-09-03: Sega Entertainment Kicks Realistic Soccer Action To The PC With "Worldwide Soccer"
  14. Press release: 1998-09-08: Experience The Ultimate In All-Out Action With New Titles From Expert Software's Sega PC Collection
  15. Computer & Video Games, "September 1997" (UK; 1997-08-13), page 49
  16. File:Sws97 sat us manual.pdf, page 38
  17. GamesMaster, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 49
  18. 576 KByte, "November 1996" (HU; 1996-xx-xx), page 24
  19. CD Consoles, "Novembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 126
  20. Computer & Video Games, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-09), page 66
  21. Edge, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-10-18), page 72
  22. Famitsu, "1996-12-06" (JP; 1996-11-22), page 1
  23. Gambler, "1/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  24. GamePro, "January 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 138
  25. MAN!AC, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-11), page 52
  26. Mega Force, "Novembre/Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-1x-xx), page 48
  27. Mega Fun, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-18), page 39
  28. Player One, "Novembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 96
  29. Saturn+, "Issue 5" (UK; 1996-12-19), page 6
  30. Secret Service, "Styczeń 1997" (PL; 1996-12-01), page 62
  31. Sega Power, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 44
  32. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "3/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-18), page 64
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (JP; 1996-11-22), page 267
  35. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 12
  36. Sonic the Comic, "4 February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-22), page 10
  37. Strana Igr, "Iyul 1997 1/2" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 83
  38. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 44
  39. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 68
  40. Video Games, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-25), page 85
  41. 576 KByte, "Október 1997" (HU; 1997-xx-xx), page 19
  42. Arcade, "August 1999" (UK; 1999-06-30), page 99
  43. Digitiser (UK) (1997-08-22)
  44. Génération 4, "Septembre 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 186
  45. Gry Komputerowe, "10/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  46. PC Game Parade, "Ottobre 1997" (IT; 1997-xx-xx), page 136
  47. Score, "Září 1997" (CZ; 1997-09-01), page 65
  48. Secret Service, "Październik 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 34
  49. Strana Igr, "Noyabr 1997" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 64


Sega Worldwide Soccer 97

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Games in the Victory Goal/Sega Worldwide Soccer Series
Sega Saturn
Victory Goal (1995) | Sega International Victory Goal (1995) | Sega International Victory Goal (Japan) (1995) | Victory Goal '96 (1996) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (1996) | J.League Victory Goal '97 (1997) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 98 (1998) | World Cup '98 France: Road to Win (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000 (1999) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000: Euro Edition (2000) | UEFA Dream Soccer (2000)
Windows PC
Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (1997) | Sega Worldwide Soccer 98 (1998) | Worldwide Soccer Championship (199x)
Victory Goal related media
Music
Victory Goal '96 Soundtrack (1996)
Book
Sega International Victory Goal Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1995) | J. League Victory Goal '96 Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1996) | J. League Victory Goal '97 Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1997)