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  • Summary: Unleash merciless kicks, tackles, and steals against excitable, quirky characters from all over the world. Each character in this anything-but-ordinary soccer game wields special powers and moves that if executed properly earn those dramatic victory dances they love so much. Get to theUnleash merciless kicks, tackles, and steals against excitable, quirky characters from all over the world. Each character in this anything-but-ordinary soccer game wields special powers and moves that if executed properly earn those dramatic victory dances they love so much. 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. The more victories your team scores, the closer you'll get to Quest Mode where you can unlock secret stadiums and uncover hidden items to improve your already stellar performance. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. While the PS2 version retains the over-the-top gameplay and appealing characters, the game's visual quality has been compromised somewhat by a fluctuating frame rate, slightly less-detailed textures, and washed-out colors that take away from the game's visual style.
  2. 78
    Sluggish graphics bog down what would have been an otherwise great title.
  3. Unfortunately, the PS2 port of this title suffers from a blurry visual presentation and occasional slowdown that is not present in the Xbox or Gamecube version.
  4. Quite disappointing. It's choppy framerate, second rate graphics, and bland textures affect both gameplay and fun factor. These characters have character, and it simply doesn't show up on the PS2 version.
  5. 60
    [The PS2 version] delivers less shine and crispness than the others, it offers a jumpy framerate, and the difficult icon system makes it confusing as to which player is yours in a multiplayer game.
  6. Essentially SEGA Soccer Slam fails to hit all the marks a fun arcade football game should hit and indeed were hit by Midway’s superior RedCard. If it’s a solid and fun arcade kick-about you’re after then plump for Midway’s game as Soccer Slam is best avoided.
  7. The game looks so bad I can't begin to like it. [Nov 2002, p.190]

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  1. RICKL.
    Jun 27, 2003
    9
    COOL.