Victory Goal

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Victory Goal
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (42 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Saturn 6 Player Adaptor
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
¥6,8006,800 GS-9002
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Victory Goal (ビクトリーゴール) is a Japanese football game developed by Sega exclusively for the Sega Saturn.


It was Team Aquila's first creation as a sub-department of Sega CS1, and the first in the Victory Goal series. Being released in 1995, it also stands as one of the first 3D football games, though the players are represented as 2D sprites.

Victory Goal was announced alongside the Saturn in early 1994, under the working title of Virtua Soccer. However, it is only assumed Virtua Soccer became Victory Goal - in this early incarnation, only simple demo footage was shown (as was the case for Clockwork Knight, Daytona USA and Panzer Dragoon - only Virtua Fighter was partially playable), with no specific details on the team listings.

Contrary to popular belief, Victory Goal was a Japanese exclusive, featuring teams from the Japanese J. League. Its engine would be adapted and J. League teams replaced with international teams in Sega International Victory Goal. Victory Goal is hence sometimes referred to as J. League Victory Goal to make the distinction.

Production credits

Victory Goal

Magazine articles

Main article: Victory Goal/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 [3]
90 №41, p114/115
72 [4]
60 [5]
78 №47, p23
78 №320, p37
89 №28, p65
85 [6]
71 [7]
40 [8]
55 [9]
92 [10]
84 №66, p66
88 №43, p16/17
71 №49, p51
78 [11]
71 №5, p76/77
82 [12]
Sega Saturn
Based on
18 reviews
Saturn, JP
VictoryGoal Saturn JP Box Back.jpgVictoryGoal Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
VictoryGoal Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
VictoryGoal Saturn JP Disc.jpg
VictoryGoal SS jp manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
593,959,968 1994-12-15 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9002 V1.000

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn


J.League-sponsored football games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
J.League Champion Soccer (1993) | J.League Pro Striker (1993) | J.League Pro Striker Kanzenban (1993) | J.League Pro Striker 2 (1994) | Pro Striker Final Stage (1995)
The J. League 1994 (1994)
Sega Game Gear
J.League GG Pro Striker '94 (1994) | J.League Soccer Dream Eleven (1995)
Sega Saturn
Victory Goal (1995) | Victory Goal '96 (1996) | J.League Victory Goal '97 (1997) | J.League Go Go Goal! (1997) | J.League Jikkyou Honoo no Striker (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
J.League Spectacle Soccer (2002)
See also: Soccer Tsuku
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
Victory Goal '96 Soundtrack (1996)
Sega International Victory Goal Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1995) | J. League Victory Goal '96 Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1996) | J. League Victory Goal '97 Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1997)