World Championship Soccer

World Championship Soccer Screenshots

Amstrad CPC version

Loading screen.
Title screen.
Pick your team.
The groups.
Kick-off.
Goal.

World Championship Soccer Screenshots

Arcade version

Title Screen.
Select your team.
Player select.
Your in Group F.
Kick-Off.
Tackle him.
Ball is in the box.
Keeper has it.
He shoots.
Goal Kick.
Goal.
Celebration Time.

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Atari ST version

Loading screen.
Title screen.
Choose your team.
The groups.
Kick-off.
Shot on goal.
Goal.

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Commodore 64 version

Title Screen
Credits.
Options.
Choose your country.
The groups.
Your next match.
Kick-off.
On the attack.
Gooooaaaaaal!

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DOS version

Title Screen
Main Menu
Team Selection
Setup the players for each position
Kick off!
Shot on Goal
Throw In!
Tournament Tree

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Genesis version

Title screen
Choosing your team
Choosing the players
The world cup begins...
Running away with the ball
The view is not top-down only by goal kick
Goal!!!
Oh, how rude... but there is no difference between fair and foul play in this game
The opponent team scores again. My goaltender was helpless!
European Title Screen
Kick Off
He shoots....
...and Goaaalll !!
Good center
Center received and preparing the shoot...
The pre match screen informing you of your opponents.

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SEGA Master System version

Title screen.
Main menu.
Select your team.
Team groups.
First match, Brazil vs. Scotland.
Game running.
Goal!
Half time.
Second half kick off.
Brazil throws in.
A high kick.
Time up, Brazil wins.
First day results.
Second match.
The teams enter the field.
What, 8 players?
Kick off!
Second day results, Brazil wins again.
Third match.
Brazil goes for a corner kick.
Brazil shoots a Goal Kick.
In the end Brazil wins again...
Third day results.
Scotland and Sweden are eliminated.
Your team will go to the final tournament!
The tournament matching.
First tournament game, Brazil vs. Romania.
Brazil and Romania end tied.
Penalty kick decision...
And the Brazilian goal keeper saves the day!

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ZX Spectrum version

Load screen
The game loads to this options screen. The choices are between a full world cup campaign, and a one or two player test match
Using the cursor keys the player moves the arrow to the country they wish to represent. This does get a bit fiddly when choosing the European teams. Here an eastern team has been highlighted
Confirmation of the team's characteristics comes up when they are chosen. If the wrong team has been chosen another can be selected.
Once a team has been confirmed the player is taken into team selection. Here it's a choice of goalkeepers. Subsequent screens select defenders, mid-fielders, and forwards
These are the teams and their groups
This is the match South Korea will play first
The game starts here. Note I am playing as South Korea. This means South Korea will lose, and will lose badly. No disrespect is meant - I'm just not good at this game.
Romania kick off and head for goal. The active S Korean player, in white and flagged by a small triangle, is way behind the ball
S Korea have a new active player but I've pressed the wrong key so he's running away from the ball. The mini map is a nice touch
The balls been hit high. The large white circle is its shadow.
The balls going to go out of play ....
... but it didn't. The ball hit some invisible boundary and stayed in play. I don't think this game caters for goal kicks and corners
The ball is about to be caught by the S Korean keeper. keepers always have their arms spread wide.
Left to its own devices the game can get stuck, so its possible the same could happen in 'normal' play. This situation persisted for around 20 minutes of game time - about 4 minutes real-time
This is what a goal looks like, it's taken from the second day of the competition
This is what the end of a match looks like - taken from the second day of the competition