Once upon a time, Xbox was the wave of the future. Playstation 2 had its hands full with dark, brooding game franchises and Xbox burst onto the scene with some happier fare. Fuzion Frenzy, Kung Fu Chaos and Sega Soccer Slam, all released within 18 months of each other were very different. They were designed to use Xbox's 4-player support and what's more, they were the most fun with four players huddled around the Box. This game in particular (which drew CNN's attention to the next generation of video games) was bright, fast, completely different from anything else (it was the equal of NFL Blitz, if not better, and blew every other arcade sports game out of the water) and what's more, anyone could play it. That's a good thing -- games that kids and adults can play have a massive appeal. Before you know it, everyone's in the action, baby brother, baby sister, mom, dad, friend from down the block. That's the kind of game that made consoles popular in the first place. And this is king among them.
There are four tiers of games. Games you haven't heard of. Games you loathe. Games you admire but whose memory is smeared with cheap bosses and wonky A.I. Sega Soccer Slam doesn't belong to any of these tiers. It is... Read Full Review
Lots of games tried to make soccer much more fun. Like Freestyle Street Soccer. But that all usually failed for me. Until Sega Soccer Slam! Sega Soccer Slam is like soccer, but much more aggressive and it has no rules... Read Full Review