Official Title  ISS Pro 98
Common Title  ISS Pro 98 / International Superstar Soccer Pro 98
Serial Number(s)  SLES-01218
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Soccer 

Developer  KCET.
Publisher  Konami.
Date Released  2 October 1998
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLES-01218
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc 368 MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4988602426540  - 





Menus and gameplay are in Multi-4 (English, French, German & Spanish).

International Superstar Soccer Pro '98 or ISS Pro '98 is a football video game which is a continuation of International Superstar Soccer Pro. Originally released in May, 1998 by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc. Although it still lacked FIFPro licence it featured on its Playstation version cover Italian player Fabrizio Ravanelli along with Andreas Koepke from Germany on German relase and Paul Ince on British.

The Nintendo 64 version cover featured Colombian player Carlos Valderrama, and the game featured license from Reebok to use their logos in adboards and the Chilean kits. The Japanese release, Winning Eleven 3 has been re-released in 1999 as Winning Eleven 3 Final ver. with some slight improvements. The commentary for the game is provided by Tony Gubba.

The Nintendo 64 version was called International Superstar Soccer 98 and was developed by KCEO, rather than KCET.

Most significant improvements:
* The list of teams has been extendend to 54 (52 in the Nintendo 64 version).
* The number of players in each team has been extended to 18 (20 in the Nintendo 64 version; the same number of International Superstar Soccer Deluxe).
* Slide bar allowing to adjust game speed has been introduced (absent from the N64 version)
* Formation mode can be entered in any time during the match
* New games mode - All Star Match (exclusive to PSX) and Training
* Player Name Editor has been implemented in Game Options
* The choice of difficulty and game length allowed in other game modes than Exhibition Mode (only in PSX)
* Five new stadiums (three in N64) and five difficulty levels

International Superstar Soccer Pro '98 featured 6 different game modes. Modes existing in previous version have been developed and the two new have been added.

* Exhibition Mode: a friendly match game against computer or another player with a choice of difficulty, stadium, weather and match length and time of a match. It was also possible to play with another player or with computer against computer. Computer versus computer option was available as well.

* League Mode: 16 international teams participate in league playing either half or full season with a free choice of teams.

* Cup Mode: mainly focused on emulation of FIFA World Cup with the real group draw as in FIFA World Cup 1998. This mode also included local cups like European Cup, Asian Cup, African Cup, North American Cup and South American Cup, each based on knockout-stage conditions. Konami Cup was the one with the more adjustable settings like the number of teams and tournament basis.

* All Star Match: a friendly match game between the World Stars Players and European Stars Players.

* Penalty Kick Mode: two teams take a five penalty kicks to select the winner. In case of a draw, they undergo sudden death round.

* Training: practice of shooting free kicks and corner kicks with a selected team.

  Manufacturer's description:


New for the PlayStation game console. Now endorsed by Carlos Valderrama International Superstar and captain of Colombia's national soccer team.

* Motion captured animations
* 5 unique soccer stadiums
* 8 preset strategies
* 5 different camera angles
* Compete for 7 different Int'l cups
* 36 international teams
* Adjustable gameplay speed
* Play-by-play commentary by U.K. sportscaster, Tony Gubba
* 6 exciting play modes including training, penalty kicks and league play

  • Third person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Soccer theme.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Analog Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move character:  D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
  Short Pass:  X Button
  Long Pass / Centering:  Circle Button
  Shoot:  Square Button
  Through Pass:  Triangle Button
  Dash:  R1 Button
  Cursor Change:  L1 Button
  In game strategy:  L2 or R2 Button
  Score with lob kick:  In the penalty area hold L1 then press Square to lob / chip the ball
  Options menu / Pause game:  Select Button

  Move character:  D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
  Press:  X Button
  Sliding:  Circle Button
  Keeper Charge:  Triangle Button
  Dash:  R1 Button
  Cursor Change:  L1 Button
  In game strategy:  L2 or R2 Button
  Options menu / Pause game:  Select Button

 HEADING CONTROLS (Ball in the air):
  Move character:  D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
  Heading to teammate's feet:  X Button
  Heading to teammate's head:  Circle Button
  Straight heading:  Square Button
  Options menu / Pause game:  Select Button

  Change Formation:  L1 or R1 Button
  Change Libero, Line, or Sweeper style:  Square Button
  Change Auto / Manual cursor change:  Triangle Button
  Strate:  Select Button


  World All Stars Team -   Highlight Exhibition and press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X, then highlight Germany at the Team Select screen and press R1 + L1 + X. 

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1465 x 1483 pix.
Res. - 1200 dpi
File Size - 571 KB
Dim. - 1975 x 1469 pix.
Res. - 1000 dpi
File Size - 720 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1024 x 762 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 164 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1783 x 1394 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 397 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1440 x 1979 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 621 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1540 x 1540 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 294 KB

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Thanks to TOSSEAC for providing the game front & back hires covers.
Thanks to FALINXX for providing the game dutch back hires cover.
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