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Nintendo World Cup (Game Boy)

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Trivia

Japanese version

The original Japanese release of the game had a storyline and different half-time cinemas that were stripped for the US release.

Opposing team order

The order you face the 24 teams is based on a prediction of their relative qualities, and sees you facing Cameroon first. This proved highly inaccurate, as they defeated reigning champions Argentina en route to the quarter finals, which they only lost to England in extra-time. 38 year old Roger Milla became the World Cup's oldest ever scorer during their run, and his corner-flag dance is one of the more memorable goal celebrations.

Release

The game was released in both a standalone one-game format, and together with Super Spike V'Ball on a single game cart that was packaged with the NES Sports set, which contained the NES, four controllers, and a four-player adapter.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith

Contributed by Foxhack (12473) on Jan 31, 2004. [revised by : Alaka (30475)]. -- edit trivia