Victory Goal '96

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Victory Goal '96
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: J.League
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (14 tracks)
Peripherals supported: 6Player
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
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] GS-9048
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Victory Goal '96 (ビクトリーゴール’96) is a Japanese football game developed by Team Aquila exclusively for the Sega Saturn, and a direct sequel to Victory Goal.

Like Victory Goal and its sequel, J. League Victory Goal '97, Victory Goal '96 was not released outside of Japan.


Victory Goal '96 is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, sporting not only an updated player roster for the 1996 J. League season, but an entirely new 3D engine, with the players depicted as 3D models (as opposed to Victory Goal and International Victory Goal, where all players are 2D sprites). It also has limited commentary which is missing in previous games.



Victory Goal '96 was released in March 1996, and with Sega of America wanting to promote a football game for Christmas at E3 1996, this game was brought to that event and advertised as Worldwide Soccer II. As it was a (presumably unchanged) build of Victory Goal '96, some sources covering E3 1996 use the Victory Goal name[4][5], while others use Worldwide Soccer II[6], as labeled on the stand.

Given Victory Goal '96 uses J.League teams, it is unlikely that it was set to be released in North America, and was simply a stand-in for the not-yet complete Sega Worldwide Soccer 97.

Production credits

Thank You For Your Playing
  • Presented by: Team Aquila

Magazine articles

Main article: Victory Goal '96/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

VictoryGoal96 Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-05: "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (1996-03-08)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-06: "1996-06 (1996-04-12)" (1996-03-22)

Physical scans

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Victory Goal '96

Saturn, JP
VictoryGoal96 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgVictoryGoal96 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
VictoryGoal96 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
VictoryGoal96 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
VictoryGoal96 SS jp manual.pdf
VictoryGoal96 Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
654,465,168 1996-03-04 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9048 V1.000

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn


Victory Goal '96

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Main page | Magazine articles | Reception

Books: J.League Victory Goal '96 Hisshou Kouryakuhou (1996)
Music: Victory Goal '96 Soundtrack (1996)

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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)