North American cover art
Soccer Mania (known in Japan as Soccer Boy (サッカーボーイ?)) is a soccer-themed sports simulation video game for the original Nintendo Game Boy. It was released in 1990 in Japan and two years later in North America.
This game basically has graphics like those found in an anime. While only six teams exist in this game (Japan, USA, Brazil, Great Britain, Federal Republic of Germany and France), the player must win the championship by defeating the other five teams that he didn't choose to play as. In Soccer Boy version the player plays with Japan team and in Soccer Mania version plays with USA team. Once the player has completed the final match against an all-star team, the game is truly won. Only a minor fraction of the playing field is shown at all times and the goals are positioned from the top of the playing field to the bottom of the playing field.
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