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redsox2013
09-20-2017, 09:33 PM
Is this game uncommon, rare, or is there just no interest in it at all? I recently bought a complete in box copy of this game because it was the first time I've ever come across one (and I'll buy nearly any cheap CIB Saturn game). I looked it up on Ebay just to see what the going rate was and there are currently none listed, and there are none in the sold or completed listings either. I though it was strange to find zero copies of any game on Ebay, though there are numerous listings for the Japanese and European releases. I thought maybe it's because there's simply no interest in it, but there are dozens of listings for every other common soccer (and other sports) games.

Oddly enough, I have one issue of "Next Generation" magazine from 1996, and as I was reading it today I noticed they have a review of Olympic Soccer, as well as an Electronics Boutique ad with the game in it.

gamevet
09-20-2017, 10:43 PM
It's not that hard to find.

https://www.estarland.com/product-description/SegaSaturn/Olympic-Soccer-Atlanta-1996/5770

I doubt anyone but a completionist would be interested in it, since Worldwide Soccer is the best game for that genre.

QuickSciFi
09-20-2017, 11:27 PM
I agree. It's also my understanding that WWS was the go-to game.

Team Andromeda
09-21-2017, 02:32 AM
WWS is far from the best Saturn football game, it may be the best looking but Olympic Soccer is by far the better game to play and plays the better game of football. Its only game that came close to capturing Sensible Soccer gameplay in 3D, also World League Soccer 98 is a better football game and features some stunning GFX too

xelement5x
09-21-2017, 01:56 PM
According to Satakore it's got a pretty low rarity rating so it's not very hard to find:
https://www.satakore.com/sega-saturn-game,,T-7904H,,Olympic-Soccer-USA.html

I would think it has very low demand. And selling a single common Saturn game is a losing proposition, the shipping alone is going to be probably at least $5 if it's packed well, and you could argue it's more than the value of the the game itself possibly.

Stuff like this is where resellers shine though, if there are no entries on ebay they mark the price up super high and mention that it's the only copy on ebay. Then they can set the precedent for increasing the price.

redsox2013
01-03-2018, 08:59 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPIC-SOCCER-SEGA-SATURN-SS-US-VERSION-ULTRA-RARE-THE-ONLY-ONE-ON-EBAY-CIB/263417474677?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

In case anyone sees this, it's not mine.

xelement5x
01-04-2018, 12:15 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPIC-SOCCER-SEGA-SATURN-SS-US-VERSION-ULTRA-RARE-THE-ONLY-ONE-ON-EBAY-CIB/263417474677?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

In case anyone sees this, it's not mine.

Bwaaahahaha! You'd think I was psychic or something considering the title of that auction. It basically hit all the points I mentioned any reseller was likely to do when they listed a copy to get the maximum gouge price out of it.

Epyx
02-28-2018, 04:51 AM
PALFERMAN!!!


(edit: you won't get that reference unless you've played the game as the GB team)

Genesis Knight
02-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Is Olympic Soccer using the same engine as Worldwide Soccer?

bultje112
02-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Is Olympic Soccer using the same engine as Worldwide Soccer?

No olympic soccer is a real arcade style game. Surprisingly fun, but football fans usually prefer simulation games like swws games, wls 98, or fifa games.

Team Andromeda
02-28-2018, 02:50 PM
Is Olympic Soccer using the same engine as Worldwide Soccer?

No it made by the same team that went on to make World League Soccer 98, but it's not the same as either. It looks like crap, but plays like a dream and is the closest any footy game got to playing and feeling like Sensible Soccer in 3D