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The lack of realism makes this game great Sean Booth (27) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
The game isn't good, but hell, I had fun with it Pixelspeech (1006) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

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Critic Reviews

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1UP! (Oct 26, 2002)
Le titre exact du jeu est "Nintendo World Cup", parce qu'il s'agit d'une license offerte exclusivement à Nintendo (eh oui ! déjà en ce temps là...). Un privilège particulièrement justifié, le jeu correspond tout à fait à la devise Nintendo, un bon gameplay et du fun. On n'est pas au niveau qualité d'un produit Nintendo maison, mais on s'amuse beaucoup, alors pourquoi se plaindre ? Les plus réticents face au jeu sont finalement ceux qui prennent le foot trop au sérieux et ne décollent pas du réalisme. Tant pis pour eux. Ceux qui cherchent avant tout à passer un bon moment y ont trouvé leur compte.
83 (Dec, 2012)
Nintendo World Cup delivers a mean game of soccer, but the attention to detail is what make this game for me. Example: while each team bears visual similarities (large heads, small bodies), all have different styles of play and take time to master/destroy. The soccer fields look different depending on what country you’re playing, and even the music changes themes several times to accompany your progression. I’m not even a soccer fan and Nintendo World Cup drilled a hole into my heart. Oh Kunio-kun! Squash me in your arms and never let go!
Retroage (Nov 22, 2013)
Podsumowując, Nintendo World Cup na NESa to bardzo przyjemna gra. Niepoważne podejście do futbolu okraszone dużą dawką poczucia humoru czynią tą grę oryginalna na tle innych produkcji piłkarskich. Pomimo mankamentów ze sztuczną inteligencją naprawdę warto w nią zagrać. Jeżeli jednak macie możliwość, zagrajcie w Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen a wówczas będziecie bawić się jeszcze lepiej.
Det här är bra! Och svårt! Tillsammans med Super Off Road är det här ett spel som varje NES Satellite-ägare mer eller mindre måste ha i sin samling.
The game truly shows its strengths when played multiplayer cooperatively or competitively for up to four players using the Four Score or Satellite adapter. Only some slight choppiness and sprite flicker harm a really solid alternative sports title.
VideoGame (Dec, 1991)
Nintendo World Cup simula um jogo de futebol, mas com regras muito especiais. Neste game não existem faltas e vale tudo para "roubar" a bola do adversário. E, apesar de os gráficos não serem tão bonitos como os de outros jogos de futebol para Nintendo, ele é muito divertido de jogar. Isso porque existem vários truques e jogadas infalíveis — cada time tem a sua "tática" especial para tentar derrotar o adversário.
Video Games (Jun, 1991)
Von der klobigen Klotz- und Flackergrafik wird man nicht gerade aufs Spiel heiß gemacht: Grafiker ans Telefon. Der Spielablauf ist ziemlich vereinfacht und nicht gerade eine finessenreiche Fußballsimulation frisch aus dem DFB-Trainerlehrgang, aber der Bolzcharme des unkomplizierten Ballgedresches ist nicht von schlechten Eltern. Munter schießt man durch die Gegend, legt dabei so manchen Mitspieler flach und erfreut sich an der recht durchdachten Steuerung. Mit vier Spielern macht das simple Gekicke richtig Spaß; alleine ist's auf Dauer eine Spur zu öde. Die schwachen Computermannschaften bieten auf Dauer keine Herausforderung.
Power Play (May, 1991)
Ob Nintendo mit diesem Fußballspiel den Klassenerhalt schafft, ist mehr als unsicher. Bestenfalls ihr "Joker", der Vier-Spieler-Modus, könnte World Cup vor dem Abstieg ins Amateurlager retten. Alleine oder auch zu zweit ist dieses Gebolze ganz schön öde. Sieht man von der schlappen Grafik und dem nervigen Geflacker ab, bleibt eine spielerisch unterdurchschnittliche Fußballsimulation übrig. Die wenigen Parameter, die man vor Spielbeginn einstellen darf, täuschen nur kurzfristig über das einfallslose "Kick-and-Rush"-Konzept hinweg. World Cup ist keinesfalls besser als das antike "Soccer".
Mean Machines (Mar, 1991)
After the abysmal showing of the Sega World Cup game a few issues ago, my one consoling thought was that this had to be a vast improvement. Boy, I was wrong. NWC takes football games to a new low. The game system is a total mess, and only having one player under your control is a farce - why can't you switch between team members to allow for carefully prepared attacks? As it stands, NWC gives the impression that soccer is all about one player standing just outside the box, while the rest of the pitch is determined by random events. I really think it's about time for a decent console footy game, don't you?
Retro Game Reviews (Oct 08, 2015)
Nintendo World Cup is a quirky take on the sport but it doesn't have much in the gameplay department to make you want to play through all 12 matches. You might have some fun with four players but in solo mode it's too easy to forget about skill and rely on trick shots to artificially inflate your score.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 15, 2009)
Technically, World Cup is deficient, suffering from a massive degree of flicker and breakup - especially with four players. The screen is a mess! I also have a problem with the CPU controlled teams, who tend to take naps on the field in the later part of each half. The unorthodox controls have a major learning curve. About five minutes into one game my friend Chris asked "which button is to kick?" That's never a good sign for a soccer game. Nintendo World Cup tries to take the sport to the next level, but it's too awkward and sloppy.