Modern Zorker writes, "Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Adidas Power Soccer 98 for the original Playstation (so named because of its release on June 30, 1998, not because it was the 97th sequel in a series dating back to civil war times). Now Adidas didn’t actually make the game themselves–they left that to Shen studios. They didn’t market the game either–that was up to publisher Psygnosis. But they did help bankroll the development and lend their brand to the footwear of all the polygonal footy players who take the field. Given the game delivers four hundred and twenty-seven teams plucked from the real world with a total roster of over ten thousand goalkeepers, sweepers, midfielders and strikers, that’s a shit-ton of cleats."