(Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Soccer (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

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Experience the first ever football game for the NES!

Soccer offers a choice between seven national teams (Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, England, Japan and the USA) and five different difficulty levels. Play solo against the computer or compete against a friend in the two-player mode. Soccer was also one of the first football games to include penalty shootouts at the end of regulation time, and also features an entertaining half-time show!

Game Review

Wii U eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Jake Shapiro

A well timed blast from the past

Just in time for the World Cup this week, Intelligent Systems' Soccer arrives on Wii U Virtual Console – but all is not well. One of the early titles in Nintendo's "Sports Series" on NES, Soccer seems to garner boatloads of hate from players compared to...

Game Review

Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

This is most definitely not super soccer

Soccer is one of the earlier titles in the NES Sports series, it also ranks amongst the worst. Back in 1987 it might have cut the mustard, but in this day and age it is too dated to be worthy of splashing the virtual cash on. Rather than support a full...

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User Comments (23)

Manaman

#1

Manaman said:

Played this on Animal Crossing. It was free in that game and even then, I felt cheated! This reeally is a steaming pile of crap.

Heck, even that NES world cup game would've been a better choice.

__Al

#2

Al said:

I played this on animal crossing too. it was better on animal crossing than on the nes as it gives a more free effect on the gamecube as the gc controller has a 'stick' rarther than a d pad. but even then it still wasnt that good, rarther slow

__DK_XCALIBUR

#3

DK_XCALIBUR said:

Why would Nintendo bring this to the Virtual Console instead of something better? That's a dumb question! Would anyone spend money on this title if better versions of soccer were available? If World Cup was available first no one would download this game and Nintendo, like all companies are in the business to make money.

Manaman

#5

Manaman said:

That's quite a wild assumption there, dk. Of course there'll be people who would splash out 500 points for THIS version of football even if better titles were made available from the start. The same logic can be applied to most of the other games on the VC whose sequels were or have been released first, and arguably much better than the original games.

__Arito

#6

Arito said:

This review suddenly made me remember Goal and World Cup. World Cup had some kind of power backflip kick which pretty much worked always though but I'd buy it for nostalgic reasons alone.

Juice_Lee

#7

Juice_Lee said:

Albeit it was never that great of a game in the first place, I did enjoy this on Animal Crossing. It's kinda fun.

Mendez

#9

Mendez said:

I just received this on Animal Crossing, and it's AWFUL. I just turned it off after 2 minutes and vowed never to play it again!

Jupiter_Adept

#13

Jupiter_Adept said:

Judging by how bad you say this is, it'll be the last NES game I get on Animal Crossing, though I don't have the password for Ice Climber.

McGruber

#14

McGruber said:

I am not going to download this. I don't have much interest in soccer ( I am a Vball player all the way). However I do own Nintendo World Cup for the NES and it is a good game. Nintendo better release that sometime in the future. I also really want all of the volleyball games to be added, as well as one of my favorite games, Sim Ant! I need to play this again!

Jukka

#17

Jukka said:

i can't think of a word in english, that discribes how much i hate this parody of a football game. but here's a Danish word to discribe it: LORT

PsychoFish

#18

PsychoFish said:

A real dissapointment. I bought it because it was the first game that featured offside but the rest of the game is horrible. No tackling, an impossible targeting system and a real lame game. Nothing compared to the great "Nintendo World Cup".

MVP

#19

MVP said:

Ok, It is not a good game, but It gave me some good moments in two players mode, but it is too simple and in less than a hour you´ll be bored of this game, there are no good football games in the VC, that´s a shame!!!!!!! (about american football thare are a lot, I think)

SRPirate

#20

SRPirate said:

i wish you can rate games 0 stars, because thats would rate this piece of crap!

Beau_Skunk

#21

Beau_Skunk said:

I don't think it's as horrible as everyone else here, but I admit, it's not a whole lot of fun. I liked NES Tennis much better. The game hasn't aged well, but might be worth a shot if you love simplistic old-school sports games, or if you want to collect ancient Nintendo-made titles.

CorbsAdmin

#22

Corbs said:

This game is pure garbage. I picked this one up at a local pawn shop a few years back and it wasn't even worth the $1 I paid for it. :)

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