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Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by Yoshi » June 7th, 2015, 1:49 am

I'd like to add a single soccer/football/fútbol game to my cabinet's rotation. However, there are a ton of them, so I'm looking for recommendations. I know I like SNK's Super Sidekicks series, but there may be something better out there. What do others consider the best or at least their favorites?

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by thegreathopper » June 7th, 2015, 9:12 am

Super sidekicks 2, my favourite. 8-)

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by Spectre » June 7th, 2015, 10:20 am

I found the super sidekicks series to be utter balls. The gameplay is just terrible and bears no resemblance to actual football. Also imho the gameplay is actually worse in the later games, but people still pay more for them!

Goal goal goal and Tecmo World Soccer 96 are better. The carts are also dirt cheap, well, Tecmo is at least. They're still not great games though.

Virtua Striker 2 v2000 on Naomi is ok. I've never played the later games in the series but maybe they are better?

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by geotrig » June 7th, 2015, 11:42 am

Soccer brawl is good on MVS,also can't think of the name But the one on f3 system ain't bad either
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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by LorisBiaggi » June 7th, 2015, 6:28 pm

Soccer Brawl 8-)
I also like soccer on Capcom Sports Club.
For a more "realistic" one, i think Goal Goal Goal is really underrated
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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by 1up » June 8th, 2015, 6:21 am

I like Super Sidekicks 2 the best

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Post by mastercello » June 8th, 2015, 8:47 am

Tecmo World Cup '98 for Sega ST-V (an absolut secret tip and hidden gem)

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by jodre » June 8th, 2015, 9:37 am

Tehkan World Cup bootleg with joysticks instead of trackballs

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Post by turntablism » June 8th, 2015, 10:12 am

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Post by cools » June 8th, 2015, 10:49 am

Spectre wrote:I found the Street Fighter series to be utter balls. The gameplay is just terrible and bears no resemblance to actual street fighting. Also imho the gameplay is actually worse in the later games, but people still pay more for them!
:awe: ;)

I quite enjoy Taito Cup Finals and Super Sidekicks 1 & 2.
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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by CTN » June 8th, 2015, 11:34 am

LorisBiaggi wrote:Soccer Brawl 8-)
I also like soccer on Capcom Sports Club.
For a more "realistic" one, i think Goal Goal Goal is really underrated
Goal Goal Goal has a great PK feature but lack a certain polish and suffers from slowdowns. I rather play Neo Geo Cup 98 which is basically Super Sidekicks 3 but in this I won the final against Argentina right before the World Cup in Brazil. So I knew already what was going to happen :P


I'm really curious about Ultimate 11 and the jamma Winning Eleven. Has anyone played/owned these?

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Post by cools » June 8th, 2015, 11:36 am

Ultimate 11 is not great.
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Post by LorisBiaggi » June 8th, 2015, 12:03 pm

jodre wrote:Tehkan World Cup bootleg with joysticks instead of trackballs
I forgot this! Yes, Tehkan World Cup is great! If you have a cocktail cab is ace.
There is a mod to play with joystick on the original board too.
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Post by Yoshi » June 8th, 2015, 3:24 pm

Thanks for the responses thus far. I'm going to look into some of the mentions I was less familiar with.

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by Pilgrim_Pramsta » June 8th, 2015, 4:02 pm

Taito did a series of games in the early 90's called Taito Cup Finals or Super Cup Finals. Awesome fun. Power-ups, assaults on other players, cheesy goal celebrations. What's not to like? Also Football Champ was OK but not as fun.

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by geotrig » June 8th, 2015, 4:28 pm

Pilgrim_Pramsta wrote:Taito did a series of games in the early 90's called Taito Cup Finals or Super Cup Finals. Awesome fun. Power-ups, assaults on other players, cheesy goal celebrations.

thats the game i was thinking of
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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by Santashiva » June 8th, 2015, 5:10 pm

If you like SS2 and 3, try evolution soccer ( crystal system ) ;)

It's a great arcade soccer game

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by SuperPang » June 8th, 2015, 6:02 pm

A bit more of a dedicated setup but I did like Virtua Striker 4. Probably should've kept it.

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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » June 8th, 2015, 6:09 pm

Apologies for this isn't very helpful or contributing to the subject, but console football games really killed the arcade form of calcio for me. I'm not saying you should play FIFA, no :whoopsie: no :whoopsie: no, I'm saying you might want to check out these under appreciated gems if you haven't already:




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Re: Best/Favorite Soccer/Football/Fútbol Game

Post by CTN » June 8th, 2015, 7:28 pm

TheRedKnight wrote:Apologies for this isn't very helpful or contributing to the subject, but console football games really killed the arcade form of calcio for me. I'm not saying you should play FIFA, no :whoopsie: no :whoopsie: no, I'm saying you might want to check out these under appreciated gems if you haven't already:

Good god, those videos do have some epic 90s Japanese guitar shredding.

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