Stop laughing, this was impressive tech for 1993. Minute details like the weight of the ball and how it reacts to the surface it’s rolling on are simulated, as is a pseudo-3D perspective of the pitch. I’ve actually played it and it’s alright. A ringing endorsement if ever there was one.
Why it isn’t the ultimate: Well, even on Mega Drive, by this point the ‘ultimate’ football game had evidently been released in the shape of Sensible Soccer. Ultimate Soccer may have looked better and sounded better, but if it wasn’t even ‘ultimate’ at the time, it’s hardly going to stand up against FIFA 14, is it? Also, despite all the ‘betters’ it clearly has to its name, at no point would anyone be able to say this game is ‘best’. Except whoever wrote the title, obviously.