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Robin Field loves soccer. He aims to be the best player in the world with the help of his dad (who was former top player) and his little brother Cecil. After successful domestic league campaign, Robin continues his career in the "Tops", which consist of best players seen in the domestic league. Tops participate in the Tecmo Cup, the youth World Cup with best players from around the world.

Tecmo Cup is a soccer simulator combined with RPG elements. As the game progress, Robin and his teammates will get better. The matches themselves consist of numerous choices what to do at each moment. If you are attacking, you have options to pass, shoot or to dribble. And when you are defending, you can either tackle, cut pass/shoot, or mark the opposition player with ball.


Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game NES Title Screen
Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game NES A cutscene from the Japanese version.
Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game NES Title Screen (Japanese version)
Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game NES Kevin with the ball.

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Alternate Titles

  • "キャプテン翼" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tecmo Cup Football Game" -- European title
  • "Captain Tsubasa" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Sep, 2013 B 75
Retro Game Reviews Nov 21, 2015 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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naula (59) added Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game (NES) on Aug 09, 2006