International Superstar Soccer 2000 on Nintendo 64

International Superstar Soccer 2000 is the second game in the Nintendo 64 Perfect Striker series. For the North American and European release in 2000 the rosters were updated. Introduced in the North American and European versions, it was the first and only game in the series to support the high resolution mode through an expansion pack however it suffered from some performance issues.

ISS 2000 is also notable for being the only game in the series which included players with real names, though these players only appeared in the North American release, and no team had a 100% real roster.

International Superstar Soccer 2000 features one of the most comprehensive team rosters in football video games, with exactly 108 teams in total. Particularly, every nation affiliated to UEFA at the time is present, since one of the game modes consists of a European Championship on the same format as the UEFA Euro, including the qualifying round.

The Japanese version features J.League teams instead of international teams. It also includes different crowd chants for each team, a feature that was removed from the western releases.

The successor to ISS98 it was noted for having improved graphics – especially with the expansion pack. In terms of the actual playability – the focus is on a short sharp passing game as opposed to trying to just make through balls. Crossing is better with goals actually coming from these now. The long distance shooting leading to goals is also gone – the goalkeepers are better.

There are a number of teams available, but as with the old version copyright reasons prevent Konami from using the real names of the players, which leads to some interesting variations but these can be editted if you have the time and patience to do so.

 

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International Superstar Soccer 2000 screenshot
International Superstar Soccer 2000 screenshot
International Superstar Soccer 2000 screenshot
International Superstar Soccer 2000 screenshot

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