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This is an unusual take on the football management game, which features virtually no statistics. Up to four managers can join in, to lead their chosen team through the World Cup, from qualifying to the actual tournament. Tactics and training are hugely important due to the game's short time frame.

The players each have individual personalities, and these have been factored in during the game. Sometimes players will drink too much, fall in love, or have personality clashes with their team-mates or with you, all of which have to be factored in. The press will ask you loaded questions, so be careful how you answer.

At half-time in each match you can single out a particular player for praise or criticism - if the team feels that you were unfair, their performance might fade. The World Cup is emulated accurately, other than having 2 points for a win instead of 3. The colourful match graphics and oil-painted stills are the same in style as those in the League Edition.


On the Ball: World Cup Edition Amiga In the lockers during the half-time break.
On the Ball: World Cup Edition DOS The beginning of the Intro
On the Ball: World Cup Edition DOS ...and can then be life on the game
On the Ball: World Cup Edition Amiga Simulated during game actions are presented in three view types.

Promo Images

On the Ball: World Cup Edition Magazine Advertisement Part 2
On the Ball: World Cup Edition Magazine Advertisement Part 1

Alternate Titles

  • "WCE" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ANSTOSS: World Cup Edition" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1994 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1994 11 out of 12 92
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Aug, 1994 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Play Time DOS Jul, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Datormagazin Amiga Sep 14, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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The game came out on floppy disk and CD-ROM with added speech commentary.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (70637)