Post by Nonterraqueous on Jun 12, 2016 21:43:07 GMT
The Japanese exclusive Go Go Goal is about the best footy game I've seen so far on the Saturn although it's really an arcade game rather than a strategy type like FIFA which could easily have been seen in an amusement arcade at any time during the 90s and can be played if you don't speak the language - Funky Head Boxing.... does that count as a sports game? Anyway, interesting but wholly bizarre Japanese only game. Side Pocket 2 was a cracking game when it was first released, although it's a bit dated now but the Japanese lady speaking English will make you chuckle. Winter Heat was about as good as it got for non-football games but I do like playing Tennis Arena occasionally, but only for short stints.
I agree with a lot of people here that World Series Baseball 98 is one of the better baseball games ever made. Prior to MVP 05 for XBOX, I considered it to be the best ever. A lot of the sega sports games were very enjoyable for me, including NBA Action 98. Not sure if wrestling would fall under this category but I bought the Japanese converter specifically to play Fire Pro Wrestling 6 Man Scramble and it was worth every penny.
I love your Top 5 sports games list, its pretty spot on. Id probably throw Steep Slope Sliders on there myself if it counts. or Winter Heat.
The 2 final soccer titles are quite good but again World Series Baseball 98 truly felt like a next gen sports title. Something that competed against PS1/N64.
I think there was someone on here years ago that actually argued WSB98 was bad. I almost died lol. The earlier WSB baseball titles on the Saturn are quite fun too. More arcady but they are probably easier to pick up in play for the casual fan.
World Series 98 is just a polished great looking 3D baseball game with a more sim like feel.
Im a hockey guy myself and we never really got a knockout title but All Star Hockey plays well enough over all.