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World Championship Soccer (SEGA Master System)

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Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 1.3

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Madcap action for two players.
O esporte nacional número um volta a campo com este jogo recém-lançado. Mais uma chance pra você provar que é bom de bola, ou então ser considerado um perna de pau.
Alors que la version Megadrive profitait de bien plus de fonctionnalités, World Cup Soccer sur Master System se révèle bien maigre en contenu même s’il propose un challenge assez relevé pour quiconque souhaite un jeu de foot arcade. A deux, il devient un jeu intéressant pour s’amuser entre amis.
Mean Machines
World Cup Italia 90 looks good when you load it, since it features some excellent presentation screens. However, when you play the game itself, disappointment is the order of the day. The graphics are dreadful and the pitch is so tiny, you've got no room to manoeuvre. Control is very poor - you can plough through the opposition, shoot diagonally and stick it into the net easily! And that's not all. The graphics are all out of scale (the men are nearly as big as the goal!), the ball movement is utterly unrealistic and the sound is dreadful. In fact the only thing that's good is the penalty shoot out! If you haven't got a football game, get the vastly superior (and cheaper) World Cup Soccer. Otherwise wait for something better.
Retrogaming History
Nel 1990 l’8 bit Sega non aveva grandi alternative alle simulazioni calcistiche. Questo è stato un tentativo discreto nel comparto tecnico ma poco elaborato nell’AI. Infatti una volta scoperti i "trucchetti" per segnare (e non è un'impresa impossibile) porterete a termine il gioco senza prenderlo più in considerazione, se non per qualche sfida ai rigori, magari con un amico!
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Sicherlich ist W.C.I.‘90 nicht gerade optimal in Szene gesetzt worden. Dafür ist der Bildschirmausschnitt zu klein oder die Männeken zu poplig. Dennoch: Ein gewisser Reiz geht von diesem Game aus; ein Funke, der auf den Heimfußballer überspringt. Gemessen an dem, was manch anderer Hersteller in puncto Soccer zu bieten hat, ist die SEGA-MASTER-Version durchaus brauchbar.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
It may be almost a year since the Final, but here's another World Cup footy game - and quite frankly, it's a pretty poor effort, with some awful graphics and almost no playability whatsoever. If you're after a soccer game for the Master System, have a look at the brill World Soccer.
Power Play
Heiliger Maradona, was soll denn solch ein Murks? Ein halbes Jahr nach der Weltmeisterschaft kommt Sega mit diesem Nachzügler angebummelt, der sich wirrer spielt als eine Flohzirkussimulation. Der konfuse Spielablauf und die mehr als müde Grafik sind deshalb absolut unverzeihlich, weil die beiden anderen (und älteren) Fußball-Cartridges fürs Master System in jeder Hinsicht besser sind. An World Cup Italia 90 hat sich anscheinend ein Team wenig begabter Nachwuchsprogrammierer ausgetobt. Wer einen gepflegt-intelligenten Joypad-Kick erwartet. wird von diesem Magermodul bitter enttäuscht werden.