VR Soccer

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VR Soccer
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Interplay (US), Naxat Soft (JP)
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Genre: Sports[1][2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,8005,800 T-18706G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Non-Sega versions

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VR Soccer, known as Actua Soccer (アクチャーサッカー) in Japan, is a football game for the Sega Saturn. It was not released in Europe, who instead received Actua Soccer Club Edition.

In North America, the game was announced as VR Soccer '96[4], dropping the "'96" late in development. As a result of this, the game was advertised as VR Soccer '96 and still often refers to itself by this name



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Northern Ireland competes under an unofficial flag, using the Nordic cross flag with a similar colour scheme to England's.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) VR Soccer VR Soccer
Japanese アクチャーサッカー Actua Soccer

Production credits

For VR Sports
  • Director of Sports Development: Matt Findley
  • Producer: Chris Parker
  • Line Producer: Jeff Barnhart
  • VR Sports Logo Animation: Adam Rote
  • 2D Art: Dave Finley
  • Director of Quality Assurance: Chad Allison
  • Assist. Director of QA: Colin Totman
  • Lead Testers: Doug Avery
  • Testers: Greg Baumeister, Kaycee Vardaman, Chris Keenen, Tony Martin
For Gremlin Interactive
  • Game Design: Andy Findlay, Kevin Dudley, Ade Carless
  • Programming: Andy Findlay, Laurent Noel, Richard Stevenson, Kevin Dudley
  • Lead Artist: Wayne Laybourn
  • Additional Artists: Oliver Murry, Matt Furniss, Martin Calpin, Les Spink
  • FMV Video: Alan Coltan, David Lewis, Jim Tibutt
  • Motion Capture Technology: Paul Hiley, Ben Wilson, Mick Sheehan, Tony Wills
  • Commentary: Barry Davies
  • Soccer Players: Chris Woods, Andy Sinton, Graham Hyde
  • Team Data Research: Rob Millington
  • Sound Technology: Human Machine Interface Ltd.
  • Music and Sound Effects: Neil Biggin, Patrick Phelan
  • Producer: Tony Casson
  • Manual Design and Layout: Malchick Nostra
  • Software Manager: Tim Heaton
  • Product Director: James North-hearn
  • Quality Assurance: Rob Millington, Lee Campbell, Sim Furniss, Tony Howe, Carl Bilby
US manual
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Magazine articles

Main article: VR Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
Print advert in Game Players (US) #0904: "Vol. 9 No. 4 April 1996" (1996-03-19)
also published in:
Print advert in Next Generation (US) #19: "July 1996" (1996-06-18)
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Physical scans

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VR Soccer

Saturn, JP
ActuaSoccer Saturn JP Box Back.jpgActuaSoccer Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
VRSoccer Saturn JP Disc.jpg
ActuaSoccer sat JP manual.pdf
Saturn, US
VRSoccer Saturn US Box Back.jpgVRSoccer Saturn US Box Front.jpg
VRSoccer US disc.jpg
Vrsoccer sat us manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
180,603,024 1996-08-22 CD-ROM (JP) T-18706G V1.100
Sega Saturn
107,613,408 CD-ROM (US) T-12517H V1.002


VR Soccer

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