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Sega Worldwide Soccer 97
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (16 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Saturn 6 Player Adaptor, 3D Control Pad
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 GS-9112
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99[1] 81112
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2][3] MK81112-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81112-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81112-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81112-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 193346



Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190) HCJ-0126
Windows PC
US
$39.99[6] 85056
Windows PC
US (Expert Software)
$14.99[7] ?
Windows PC
UK
£? MK85056-50
Windows PC
FR
?F MK85056-50
Windows PC
DE
DM ? MK85056-50
Windows PC
ES
?Ptas MK85056-50
Windows PC
UK (Fair Game)
£? ?
Windows PC
UK (GrabIt)
£? ?
Windows PC
UK (Xplosiv)
£? ?



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.

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.

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

Production credits

Saturn version

Source: US manualMedia:Sws97 sat us manual.pdf[9]


Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Worldwide Soccer 97/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 087.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #87: "October 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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EGM US 089.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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SSM UK 13.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #13: "November 1996" (1996-10-17)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #181: "December 1996" (1996-11-xx)[10]
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SegaMagazin DE 38.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Magazin (DE) #38: "Januar 1997" (1996-12-11)
also published in:

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 №180, p66/67[18]
80 №38, p72/73
80 №416, p33
93 №49, p49
93 №49, p64/65[2]
89 №1996/10, p39[19]
92 №54, p48-49[20]
94 №69, p96/97
91 №86, p44/45
94 №12, p64/65[21]
77 №1996-21, p265[22]
85 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[23]
92 №96, p10
Sega Saturn
89
Based on
13 reviews

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, 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, 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

PC, US
SegaWorldwideSoccer PC US cover.jpg
Cover
SWSPC PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
WorldwideSoccer PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)

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, EU (Sega Classics)
SWWSPC PC EU Box SegaClassics.jpg
Cover
PC, EU (Replaygem)
SWSPC PC EU Box Replaygem.jpg
Cover
PC, JP
SWSPC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (PC Home)

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)

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, PL (Xplosiv)
SWWSPC PC PL Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
SWWSPC PC PL Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, AU (Valusoft)
SWWSPC PC AU Box Valusoft.jpg
Cover
PC, HU (Ecobit)
SWWSPC PC HU Box Ecobit.jpg
Cover
PC, HU (EVM)
SWWSPC PC HU Box EVM.jpg
Cover

External links

References


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) | 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)