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Kurzum, dieser Nachzügler bietet nur soliden Durchschnitt und dürfte in der momentanen Flut von Soccer-Soft wohl sang- und klanglos untergehen.
Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. The official footie game for the World Cup goes on sale well after Brazil have lifted the cup – and what on earth could have held it up? Anyway, the box arrives on my desk and I bung the disks into my trusty A1200. Guess how long it took before I got two teams out on to the field for a kickabout? Go on. Six minutes and 13 seconds. So I play this really average footie game and decide I want to replay the game, as you do when reviewing stuff.
How long does it take to get the same two teams back out on the park? Well over four minutes, and no mistake, guvnor.
It is interesting to note that, although US Gold were pleased as punch about getting the official licence to the World Cup held in the United States a little earlier this year, they did not actually release the product for the Amiga until the event was well and truly over. Obviously, this only came about due to programming slippage, as often happens, but it is still quite amusing to see that one of the selling points of the game is that (as the flash across the box proclaims) it contains a free souvenir wallchart, in which you can fill in the results of the matches you finished watching a few months ago. Still, nobody buys a game purely on the strength of the name, so let us brush all that aside and take a look at the product itself.
Fotbolls-VM i somras var en en succé på många sätt. Det officiella, World Cup USA '94, är däremot en katastrof på alla tänkbara sätt.
Of course, it all began in 1986. US Gold had the licence for the World Cup, and promised a game that would trounce everything previously seen in the history of the world. When World Cup Carnival turned up, the large box was US Gold’s and really quite impressive, but the game was Artic’s gargantuanly awful Something Soccer. "Programming difficulties" had prevented the everything-trouncing epic from turning up, but at least you got some badges and stickers in the box to make up for the two-year-old crap game, eh?