Electronic Arts’ FIFA Soccer series has long been a standard of excellence, but the Game Gear version kind of trips over the ball in some areas. While not a bad game, it fails to live up to the legacy of its 16-bit siblings. Still, it may be worth looking into if you’re itching to play some soccer and come across a copy at a decent price.
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EA’s FIFA series has been around for quite some time, and while each year brings a guaranteed new installment, the upgrades aren’t always for the better (just ask Madden fans). Road to the World Cup tries some new things, but it ultimately seems like a step back from earlier versions.
Though many would argue that Sensible Soccer was the better series, Electronic Arts’ FIFA games helped define the sport of soccer on the Genesis, and they are still very playable today. Some were better than others though, as evidenced by marked contrasts between the ’95 and ’96 installments.
It’s Christmas Eve, and we have one last review before we go away for the weekend to play with all our new toys (and the inevitable socks and underwear. Thanks grandma!). FIFA International Soccer for the Sega CD was a classic case of the “catridge game with CD soundtrack” syndrome that so dominated the add-on throughout its lifetime. Thankfully, FIFA is a good game no matter what console it’s on, and those who don’t own the Genesis cartridge might look into this version.