Three Lions (video game)

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Three Lions
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Developer(s) Z-Axis
Tarantula Studios (GBC)
Publisher(s) Take-Two Interactive
Composer(s) Allister Brimble
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Game Boy Color
Release
  • EU: 17 April 1998
  • EU: 1999 (GBC)
  • NA: 1999 (PS1)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Three Lions (The Official England Team Game), released in North America as Alexi Lalas International Soccer, is a video game developed by Z-Axis and published by Take-Two Interactive, based on European football (soccer). It was released for the PC, PlayStation and Game Boy Color on 17 April 1998 and 1999 as the official video game of the English Football Association. Originally announced under the title "Major League Soccer", [1] it was also marketed under other names in other regions, including Golden Goal 98, Bomba:98 All Champions Challenge, Mundial:98 and Pro:Foot Contest 98.

Contents

Cover Stars

Editions of the game in different regions feature native international footballers. In France, Pro:Foot Contest 98 features Didier Deschamps, in Italy, Bomba:98 All Champions Challenge features Roberto Di Matteo, [2] in North America, Alexi Lalas International Soccer features Alexi Lalas. [3]

Gameplay

Reception

Next Generation reviewed the PlayStation version of the game, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "If you're looking for speedy, no-nonsense physical play, you could do a lot worse than Alexi Lalas International Soccer." [4]

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References

  1. "Sports Insider Previews: Major League Soccer". GamePro . No. 107. IDG. August 1997. p. 85.
  2. "GOLDEN GOAL 98 - (PAL)". psxdatacenter.com. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  3. Alexi Lalas International Soccer - IGN , retrieved 2020-06-28
  4. "Finals". Next Generation . No. 56. Imagine Media. August 1999. p. 91.