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"Sponsored by sportswear company Adidas, Adidas Power Soccer kicks its way onto the PlayStation. You are given a wide variety of gameplay options to choose from, such as season and tournament modes, single games and multiplayer.

When going through the season mode, you can play either a shortened season or an official full-length season. Your team, as well as your opponents, are taken from all over Europe and other countries. If you're interested in reaching supreme glory at a quicker pace, there is an option for cup battle. Like it implies, you'll have to beat a certain number of teams in tournament fashion to claim your prize.

The game can be played two different ways, arcade or simulation. By choosing the arcade mode, you won't have to worry about soccer physics or penalties whereas the simulation goes by actual soccer rules. If you lay into someone's shin, you'll probably get called for a penalty. Depending on the severity of the penalty, the game will switch to a penalty shot mode, just like real soccer.

Each player has a wealth of special moves and tricks he can perform. You have the ability to execute all kinds of different kicks and head bounces. Certain players (mostly the big named ones) have their on unique mannerisms and looks programmed within the game.

To further the soccer playing experience, a commentator has been included to give a play-by-play of the action. Adidas Power Soccer also features Multi-Tap support so that four people can join in on the action. A memory card and 5 blocks of free space is needed to save various season and tournament modes."

Matthew House, All Game Guide

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Release Dates
  • North America: Aug 31, 1996
  • Europe: June 1996
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