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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.

Screenshots

World Championship Soccer ZX Spectrum The game loads to this options screen. The choices are between a full world cup campaign, and a one or two player test match
World Championship Soccer SEGA Master System Second day results, Brazil wins again.
World Championship Soccer Genesis Center received and preparing the shoot...
World Championship Soccer DOS Kick off!

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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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Feb, 1990 905 out of 1000 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Oct, 1989 10.8 out of 12 90
Raze SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Tilt Genesis Sep, 1990 15 out of 20 75
VideoGame Genesis Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Master System Jul 23, 2009 11 out of 20 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Jan, 1991 5.8 out of 12 48
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 17 out of 100 17

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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.
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