- NA release: 19th May 1998
- PAL release: 19th May 1998
- JP release: N/A
- Developer: EA, Software Creations
- Publisher: EA Sports
- N64 Magazine Score: 73%
World Cup 98 is simply FIFA Road to World Cup 98 with some minor gameplay changes and a ton of stuff removed. While the previous game had every official international team, plus teams from multiple leagues (such as the Premiership), this just has the teams that qualified for the world cup (plus 8 extras).
The gameplay has some minor tweaks that isn’t as noticeable and one of the fun parts of the previous game – the indoor 5-a-side – is also gone. This is just the previous game with fewer stuff.
Interestingly, the FIFA branding is missing (even though the World Cup is a FIFA tournament) – I wonder if they thought that not having the FIFA name would make people think that this is another competitor to try out.
ISS took you gently by the hand and lead you on the path of footballing excellence. World Cup ’98 handcuffs you to the back of a motorbike, hops on, starts up and revs off at 30 MPH. You’ve got to run to keep up, or become a red smear along the long sporting highway. Or something.James Ashton, N64 Magazine #16
Remake or remaster?
Nothing interesting is offered here.
Official ways to get the game.
There is no official way to get World Cup 98
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