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Soccer NES Box Art.jpg
North American game cover
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Famicom/NES
VS. System
Famicom Disk System
Wii (Virtual Console)
Wii U (Virtual Console)
Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Entertainment System: Nintendo Switch Online)
Release date(s) Famicom/NES
Japan April 9, 1985
United States of America October 18, 1985
Europe January 1987
VS. System[nb 1]
United States of America November 1985
Japan 1985
Famicom Disk System
Japan 1986
United States of America November 19, 2006
Japan December 2, 2006
EuropeAustralia December 22, 2006
Wii U
United States of AmericaEuropeAustralia June 12, 2014
Japan December 3, 2014
Nintendo Switch
Worldwide September 19, 2018
Genre(s) Sports
Ratings ACB: G

Guide at StrategyWiki

Soccer[nb 2] is a sports game developed by Intelligent Systems released for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 that can be played in international versions of Animal Crossing and in Doubutsu no Mori e+ by interacting with the Soccer item.


Gameplay of Soccer

Upon starting a game, the player must select one of seven teams, the opponent's skill level from one to five, and a half time of 15, 30, or 45 minutes. Like in real soccer, the objective of Soccer is to kick the ball into the opposing team's goal. The player nearest to the ball at the start of a game is given control, and can either pass the ball to a teammate or kick it toward the opponent's goal. When passing the ball to a teammate, an arrow will appear above the player closest to player in control, indicating they are the receiver; once the ball is passed, the player takes control of the receiver. If the opponent's team gets the ball into the player's area, the player takes control of the goalkeeper, allowing them to guard the goal and dive at the ball.

Each of the game's seven teams represents a country's real-life soccer team as of 1985, including:

  • United States of America USA - United States
  • United Kingdom GBR - Great Britain
  • France FRA - France
  • Germany FRG - West Germany
  • Brazil BRA - Brazil
  • Japan JPN - Japan
  • Spain ESP - Spain


  • +Control Pad - Move
  • A Button - Shoot the ball toward the opponent's goal
  • B Button - Pass the ball to a teammate
  • Start Button - Pause; confirm selected option
  • Select Button - Select number of players on title screen

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Main article: Item:Soccer (Animal Crossing)
The Soccer item

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Soccer furniture item can be obtained from Tom Nook by entering a secret code that could be obtained from the official Animal Crossing website.



  1. Released as VS. Soccer
  2. Japanese: サッカー Hepburn: Sakkā