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Sega Worldwide Soccer 97

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Sega Worldwide Soccer 97
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn, Windows PC
ROM size:
Sega Saturn
549MB
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
1996-11-29 ¥5,800 GS-9112
Sega Saturn
US
1996-10-16 $? 81112
Sega Saturn
EU
1996-10-17 Media:CVG UK 179.pdf[1]Media:SWWS97 Saturn UK PrintAdvert.jpg[2] £49.99 Media:CVG UK 180.pdf[3] MK81112-50
Sega Saturn
BR
199x $? 193346


Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190) HCJ-0126
Windows PC
US
$39.99[4] 85056
Windows PC
US (Expert Software)
$? ?
Windows PC
EU
£? €? 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.

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. Commentary was offered by Gary Bloom, notable for commentating on the sport across various British TV channels.

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

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

Promotional material

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 №180, p66/67Media:CVG UK 180.pdf
80 №38, p72/73
80 №416, p33
93 №49, p49
89 №1996/10, p39Media:MegaFun DE 1996-10.pdf
93 №49, p64/65Media:MeanMachinesSega49UK.pdf
94 №69, p96/97
91 №86, p44/45
94 №12, p64/65Media:SSM_UK_12.pdf
77 №1996-21, p265Media:SSM_JP_19961213_1996-21.pdf
85 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf
92 №96, p10
Sega Saturn
89
Based on
12 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, 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 (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)

External links

References

  1. File:CVG UK 179.pdf, page 53
  2. File:SWWS97 Saturn UK PrintAdvert.jpg
  3. File:CVG UK 180.pdf, page 66
  4. Press release: 1997-09-03: Sega Entertainment Kicks Realistic Soccer Action To The PC With "Worldwide Soccer"
  5. File:CVG UK 190.pdf, page 49
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) | Sega Worldwide Soccer '98: Club Edition (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)
PC Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (1997) | Worldwide Soccer Championship (199x)
Victory Goal related media
Albums Victory Goal '96 Soundtrack (1996)
Books Sega International Victory Goal Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1995) | J. League Victory Goal '96 Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1996) | J. League Victory Goal '97 Hisshou Kouryakuhou‎ (1997)