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Retro FIFA Voting Closed

So far in the FIFASoccerBlog Retro FIFA series we’ve been all the way back to where it began with the joys of FIFA International Soccer and we also visited the indoor football glory days of FIFA 97 but where do you want us to go next? That my friends is completely down to you.

Tom and I have had some fairly strong discussion about this over the last few weeks and as we couldn’t decide between us we thought we’d let you the FSB community decide which retro FIFA title we go back and review first in the New Year. So without further ado the options are:

FIFA Road to World Cup 98: The first FIFA game with a licensed soundtrack boasting the classic “Song 2″ by Blur, this game was also the first to feature accurate player rosters and of course the legendary Road to World Cup game mode. This was the last FIFA title to appear on 16-bit consoles.

FIFA 99: The indoor mode was now gone but in its place was the “European Dream League” sounds good eh? Where the top 20 teams in world football went head to head in a league style format. It also had introductions by Gary Lineker and the legendary Des Lynam.

FIFA 2001: The first FIFA title to hit the Playstation 2 boasting a brand new graphics engine, unique player faces and for the first time real team emblems. It was also the first FIFA to have a power bar for shooting and a rather hilarious deliberate foul button.

To cast your vote simply type the name of the game you want us to review in the comments field below and submit or alternatively you can message me directly on Twitter: Dave797

We’ll let you know the results asap.

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  • Sancho Panza

    Fifa 2001 please. That’s gotta be the one that got me hooked.. I must’ve spent 1/3 of my life on that game.. It was amazing, the best one yet in my opinion.

  • http://www.sweetpatch.tv Dave Witts

    Got to be FIFA Road to World Cup 98 for me personally. The first time I found FIFA playable as you could run down the wing, cross the ball in and score decent goals. This game spurned many FIFA community sites around the world and loads of online leagues, including the original Sweetpatch TV :-)

  • Tom Moxey

    FIFA Road to World Cup 98

  • miguel amezcua

    FIFA Road to World Cup 98 or fifa 99.

  • Heytham

    Definitely road to world cup, those black and white games…CLASSIC

  • http://ultimatefifa.com COLE UK

    I’d say FIFA Road to World Cup 98 too. I think that this was the first version of FIFA I played on a console. It’s far from fresh in my mind though so it would be great to remember all about it!

  • Guilherme Cramer

    FIFA RttWC 98! I’ve played FIFA since FIFA 94 on the Mega Drive – lovely Christmas present back in the day! – but I think 98 was the best one overall. After a poor 2000s – from 2002-2010 – I am finally happy with 2011.
    And by the way, that one or WC 98 DID have the intentional foul button, on PC it was Q or something.

  • Tim

    FIFA Road to World Cup 98

  • Tom Mills

    2001. because i know you don’t have a copy of it and will either have to buy it or be really nice to me so i send you mine.

  • PakMook Bro

    all of them!!!!! loved them all

  • Jay

    which one was the one where you could do off the ball movement when pressing a button (black?, xbox) and you controlled the other player with the right stick whilst moving the other with the left?

    That one, either that or fifa world cup 98. those two have some of the fondest memories

  • Dude

    World cup 98 is the best. Indoor stadiums FTW. (( was good but it had a terrible glitch where if you did any skill move and you shot you would score

  • David Bryant

    Personally I’m going for FIFA98 along with UK FIFA Community Manager Phil Wride who has cast his vote via Twitter.

    2 more votes for the FIFA Road To World Cup 98 machine……

  • Ivan

    Road to World Cup 98. I was happy 24/7 :)

  • David Bryant

    Voting has now closed and the winner is FIFA RTWC 98! Look out for the review in the next few weeks :)