Soccer (NES)

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Soccer - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1985
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Buy: Amazon

If you want a game that accurately depicts the feeling you get when you step out onto the field and get ready for a game of the world's most popular sport... don't play this game. As one of Nintendo's first sports games back in 1985 Soccer doesn't have much going for it. It is a very basic game of soccer and it doesn't hold a candle to any of today's serious soccer titles. It's fun to play for awhile, but if you crave realism don't even bother.


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The title screen.

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The important settings.

Soccer - NES - Goal.png

Just scored a goal!

Soccer - NES - Goalie.png

Almost goal.

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The CPU scored a goal!

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The music is credited to a Nick Kondo, which is just an Americanized alias for Koji Kondo who wrote music for many of Nintendo's early games. Like most of the early NES games, the music leaves much to be desired. There are only six tracks and most of them are just simple little ditties. Nothing to write home about.

While the game was released for the Famicom Disk System, it does not take advantage of the add-on's RP2C33 chip, thus, giving an identical sound to the NES version.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Introduction Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:14
02 Team Select Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:21
03 Game Play Koji KondoKoji Kondo 1:20
04 Goal Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:03
05 Half Time Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:25
06 Game End Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:06


(Source: Game ROM)

While there are no in-game credits, a full staff list can be seen be peeking into the game's ROM image in a hex editor. Though some of the developer aliases differ between the NES and FDS versions of the game, Koji's alias is the same between both versions.


Famicom Music

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Game Rip






Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.


  Japan.svg   Japan
Soccer - NES - Japan.jpg
Title: サッカー
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1985-04-09
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  EU.svg   EU
Soccer - NES - EU.jpg
Title: Soccer
Platform: NES
Released: 1987-01-15
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
Soccer - NES - USA.jpg
Title: Soccer
Platform: NES
Released: 1987-03-??
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.