Sega Soccer Slam
Sega Soccer Slam
by Sega of America, Inc.
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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• Demented, over-the-top soccer action
• 6 teams of weird characters
• Stadiums filled with chanting, banner-waving fans
• 18 3-D characters
• Over 1,000 motion-captured moves
Amazon.com Product Description: In Sega Soccer Slam, you'll unleash merciless kicks, tackles, and steals against excitable, colorful characters from all over the world. Each character in this game wields special powers and moves that earn the big score. Get to the random spotlight that appears on the field and your character will shoot skyward with the ball and slam it toward the unsuspecting goalie. In quest mode, you can unlock secret stadiums and uncover hidden items to improve your already stellar performance. Watch the intensity rise as you utilize your new power moves in other game modes. If you're a little rusty on the field, practice mode will get you going again. When you're confident in your smash mouth hits and soccer tackles, throw in some bad weather and gather up a bunch of friends for a rowdy round-robin tournament.
Amazon.co.uk: Sega Soccer Slam may mention the beautiful sport in its title, but you'll not find any competition here for the FIFA or Pro Evolution series. This is pure arcade football: loud, colorful, completely unrealistic, yet so much fun. Gameplay is simple: three-a-side fast footie action. You can head, dummy, sliding tackle, shoot, pass, and conjure some quite unbelievable super-special shots using button combos and shot gauges. The pace is frenetic, with most games being tense 9-7 affairs. The football action plays really well.
The game is similar in style to Virtua Tennis, though, in concept a lot less serious. Modes of play are standard: arcade, tournament, quest, etc. Play out the quest mode and the similarity to the aforementioned tennis title is clear. You select one of six preset teams based on continent and elemental power. Fire, water, toxic, spirit, electric, and ice form the special powers that each team can unleash on the pitch.
Teams are taken on in a round-robin style league with a special challenge offered to you after each match. The challenges are fun and in the style of Virtua Tennis; complete each one and you'll be given cash to spend in the shop, where you can purchase kit upgrades, new grounds, and game artwork. Win the leagues and you'll be able to unlock extra hidden teams. Other game modes allow you to create a personalised super team and unlock more characters.
The game's graphics are excellent, and each player is instantly recognizable with great animations and detail. The stadiums are well animated, and the sound effects are vibrant. The game oozes Sega quality. All in all, Sega Soccer Slam is ideal for those less serious sessions and for pick-up-and-play gaming. --Laurent S. Hall
Awsome!!, September 18, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer
This game rocks, there's no illegal moves, playing is a breeze, and oozes style!!
Fun & Entertaining Game For All Soccer Fans.., September 12, 2002
Reviewer: nightwingfan from Reston, VA USA
Sega Soccer Slam doesn't try to reinvent the wheel; they just modify it slightly enough to make it seem new. The idea of three-on-three soccer has already been covered on X-box by Midway with MLS Red Card. So, instead of using licenses from professional soccer and somewhat realistic environments, Sega features hilarious, over-the-top cartoon characters and various fictitious locales (with wonderful background animation) to please the eye. As far as the game play goes, it is not just a button-masher type game. There is some coordination involved to turn some of the trick plays but using the Training Mode easily provides the opportunity to learn them. After training, you can go to Quest Mode, Quick Start Up Mode, Tourney Mode and Exhibition Mode. All of them provide weeks on end of entertainment value. Quest mode will allow the player to unlock special items for you team's players to use within the game. Tourney Mode can unlock player from different teams. With this many different options, the replayability for Sega Soccer Slam is unlimited. Overall, it is sincerely a great, well-rounded game and fun for all ages.
Sega Soccer Slam, July 26, 2002
Reviewer: jarebear89 from Downey, CA USA
Sega Soccer Slam was the best game I played on the gamecube.
You get to pick out of 5 teams and get to beat up people.
It is fun and easy but if you want a challenge either move the difficulty up or challenge a friend.
It is a 1-4 player game.