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World Championship Soccer (SEGA Master System)

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Description

This soccer game lets you choose a team representing one of twenty-four countries around the world to participate in the World Championship tournament, which is identical to the real 1990 World Cup.

Once you pick your team you can also select which players you want on the field, so that you can round out the team's strengths and weaknesses. Also provided are modes for single exhibition matches, either against the computer or against a friend.

The action is viewed from above with large player sprites. Violent play is encouraged as there are no free kicks. The gameplay is rather simple: you can only control the player closest to the ball, and many soccer rules (such as penalty flags and offsides) are missing.

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World Championship Soccer SEGA Master System First match, Brazil vs. Scotland.
World Championship Soccer SEGA Master System Select your team.
World Championship Soccer SEGA Master System A high kick.
World Championship Soccer SEGA Master System What, 8 players?

Alternate Titles

  • "World Cup Soccer" -- European / Japanese title
  • "World Cup Italia '90" -- European SEGA Mega Drive + Master System title
  • "World Cup Italia 90" -- Italian title
  • "Super Futebol 2" -- Brazilian Master System title
  • "Super Futebol" -- Brazilian Mega Drive title
  • "Sega Soccer" -- Alternative US title
  • "ワールドカップサッカー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

VideoGame Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 23, 2009 11 out of 20 55
Mean Machines Dec, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Retrogaming History May 09, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 44 out of 100 44
Power Play Dec, 1990 23 out of 100 23

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Version differences

The 8-bit computer versions are slightly cut down. Drawn matches on the C64, Amstrad and Spectrum version always end in a rematch rather than extra time and penalties, while the Spectrum and Amstrad versions lacks corners or throw-ins; the ball instead rebounds off invisible walls on the touchline.
chirinea (33563) added World Championship Soccer (SEGA Master System) on Sep 24, 2006
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