One of the earliest soccer games for Nintendo’s 64-bit system was released on this day in history.
Developed by Konami Osaka and published by Konami, International Superstar Soccer 64 was released for the Nintendo 64 on July 31st, 1997.
The game was a sequel to a previous International Superstar Soccer game released for the Super Nintendo.
The game had fast, arcade-style gameplay, but also had deep customization and strategic features. All player names could be edited, and the formations that teams played in had extremely detailed options. Teams represented a variety of different countries.
Many reviewers praised the game also for its mulitplayer, which supported up to 4 players at a time, along with its variety of options.
An enthusiastic commentator, complete with cries of “GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!” is included as well.