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Console: Nintendo SNES
Region:U
Year: 1994
RFG ID #: U-044-S-03350-A
Part #: SNS-RQ-USA
UPC: 013388130177
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Publisher: Capcom
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Genre: Sports
Sub-genre: Soccer
Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge
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  • 38 of 7302 collectors (0.5%) have this game in their wishlist.
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Review:

Once upon a time, an executive at Capcom made a bet with his co-workers that he could snort a six-foot-long line of coke off the floor in one single inhalation. After accomplishing this daring feat, he came up with the idea to put Megaman in a soccer game. He was fired soon after.

Mega Man Soccer.

Mega Man Soccer.

That's right, Mega Man Soccer.

First we have Megaman, as in the blue bomber. Then we have soccer, as in football, as in a popular European sport. Yes, both of these words are together in the same title. Don't believe me? Go to Gamestop. There are a billion of them in the used SNES bin.

After reading in Nintendo Power that this game was actually a reality, my immediate reaction was to go to the window. I looked outside and didn't see any brimstone, locusts, or people turning into pillars of salt and I was actually surprised. Seriously, what's next? Reader Rabbit Beach Volleyball? Max Payne Math Blaster?

So now you're sick of me ranting about how weird this is and you're saying, "Come on Leon, get to the point. Is it any good?" No, it's not good. The graphics aren't anything to get excited about. The sound is pretty typical Megaman fair. But mainly, it's boring. The game is really freaking boring.

There aren't any glaring flaws in Megaman Soccer. There are just a bunch of little ones that add up. For instance, the zoom is way too close to the action and the overhead map of the field is poorly designed. This makes it very difficult to pass the ball to other members of your team (because you don't know where they are). Also the control switches to whichever one of your team members is closest to the ball automatically. This has a very negative effect on gameplay. You don't really know when it's going to switch, so most of the time you are still holding the direction you wanted the last guy to go after you've moved on to the next guy. By the time you get oriented he's already moving the wrong direction (as if it matters that much when all of the players move at the rate of 1mm per hour). It's also just about impossible to score (for players and computers alike). I'm pretty sure I could start this game, drop the controller, leave it sit and it would still end in a tie game (it would go into a shootout, but you know what I mean).

The game's team management system is pretty pathetic too. Before each half in the game, you can choose which players you want in what positions and what general formation you want your team to stay in. But the players are all pretty much the same as far as abilities (there are only two characters who vary greatly in any stats at all). And which formation you choose for your team seems to have very little, if any, effect on the end result. I'm not even sure why Capcom bothered with this aspect of the game. It's pointless.

Overall, Mega Man Soccer isn't total garbage, but it could go in the recycle bin.

RF Generation Review Score


40%

Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo Super Famicom J S Rockman's Soccer Capcom 1994 Sports
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