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World Cup Soccer
Publisher: Sega,
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Elite Systems
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,500 G-4009
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.99[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
US (Classic)
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.99[2]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Sega Master System
CA
$? 5084
Sega Master System
UK
£24.99[3][4] 5084
Sega Master System
FR
?F 5084
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 5084
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 5084
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 023340



Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99 ?
Atari ST
UK
£? ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£? ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.99 ?
Commodore 64
UK (Disk)
£14.99 ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
ES (Cassette)
?Ptas ?
IBM PC compatibles
UK
£? ?



World Cup Soccer (ワールドカップサッカー), is a football game developed and published by Sega in 1989. It was subsequently brought to the Sega Master System by Sega and various home computers by Elite Systems in the following year.

World Cup Soccer has been marketed under many names. In Japan the Mega Drive version has always been known as 'World Cup Soccer and in United States, World Championship Soccer (although some earlier cartridges erroneously use the simplified development name, Soccer on the title screen). In Europe, however, the game was originally sold as a joint venture between Sega, Italian firm Olivetti and Virgin Mastertronic, becoming World Cup Italia '90, holding the Italian 1990 FIFA World Cup license for a short period. Later variants in Europe are simply titled Sega Soccer.

Gameplay

World Cup Soccer is a top-down football game which adheres to most of the sport's rules. There are no free kicks.

Teams

There are 24 national teams in most versions of World Cup Soccer, with the exception of the Master System version which ups the count to 30. The home computer variants exchange Japan for the Republic of Ireland.

Mega Drive

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Scotland
  • Rep Korea
  • Spain
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • USSR
  • W. Germany
  • Yugoslavia

Master System

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Rep Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • UAE
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • USSR
  • W. Germany
  • Yugoslavia


No later releases addressed the issue of West Germany, the USSR and Yugoslavia, which had all ceased to exist by the beginning of 1993.

During the time of the japanese Mega Drive version release, the qualification phase for the actual tournament had not ended. That's the reason of the inconsistencies between the team list present on the game and the teams that actually qualifyed. This was not fixed in following releases.

The Master System version was released after the tournament and had all the teams plus six extra teams. The first phase groups are the actual ones that were played in Italia '90.

History

Legacy

The game was followed by World Championship Soccer II in 1994.

Production credits

Commodore 64 version

  • Programming and Music: Mike Lympany
  • Grafix: P Robinson and S Beal
  • Technical Assistant: D Wainwright
  • Managed: S Hosseini
  • Animated Pixels Production

Magazine articles

Main article: World Cup Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro (US) #11: "June 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #12: "July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[5]
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)
</div>
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ACE (UK) #38: "November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #108: "November 1990" (1990-10-16)[6]
  • ACE (UK) #39: "December 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[7]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #109: "December 1990" (1990-11-16)[8]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Home computers print advert in
Power Play (DE) #11/90 (1990-10-12)
</div>

Physical scans

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,
WorldChampionshipSoccer MT cover.jpg
Cover
WorldChampionshipSoccer MegaTech Cart Back.jpgWorldChampionshipSoccer MegaTech Cart.jpg
Cart

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №29, p81/82[9]
83 №1, p39[10]
64 №4, p39[11]
83 №95, p120[12]
83 №5, p21[13]
85 №10, p122[14]
55 №4, p79
40 №9, p23
35 №11, p21
64 №1, p81[15]
64 №20, p115[16]
82 №5, p44/45[17]
45 №16, p49
40 №23, p55
87 №6, p31[18]
80 №18, p68
62 №8, p26[19]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
WCS MD US Box.jpg
Cover
WCS MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
World Championship Soccer MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
WCS MD US Box SegaClassic.jpg
Cover
WCS MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU (Italia '90)
WCS MD Italia90 EU Box.jpg
Cover
WCS MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
World Cup Italia '90 MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
WCS MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupSoccer MD JP CartTop.jpg
WorldCupSoccer MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
WCS MD Italia90 AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
SuperFutebol MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
SuperFutebol MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
48 №4, p110[20]
44 №112, p78[21]
72 №5, p26[22]
80 №12, p126[23]
51 №3, p34/35[24]
48 №20, p114[25]
70 №2/34
50 №5, p51[26]
84 №5, p44/45[17]
44 №15, p10/11
40 №23, p60
72 №6, p31[18]
Sega Master System
59
Based on
12 reviews

Master System, EU
WCS SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU (8 languages)
WorldCupItalia90 SMS EU 8lang cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

WorldCupItalia90 SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
SuperFutebolII SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
SuperFutebolII SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (newer)
SuperFutebolII SMS BR altcover.jpg
Cover
SuperFutebolII SMS BR AltCart.jpg
Cart
SuperFutebolII SMS BR Manual Alt.pdf
Manual
Master System, CA
WorldCupItalia90 SMS CA cover.jpg
Cover

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
41 №12, p72/73[27]
Commodore Amiga
41
Based on
1 review

Amiga, UK
WCS Amiga EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Amiga, DK

Amstrad CPC version

Amstrad CPC, UK

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
72 №14, p176[28]
Atari ST
72
Based on
1 review

Atari ST, UK

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
42 №75, p69[29]
Commodore 64
42
Based on
1 review

Commodore 64, UK (cassette)

Commodore 64, UK (disk)

DOS version

DOS, US
WCS DOS UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWCS DOS UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
WCS DOS UK Disk2.jpg
Disk 2

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №63, p65[30]
ZX Spectrum
80
Based on
1 review

ZX Spectrum, UK
WCS Spectrum EU Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES
WCS Spectrum ES Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWCS Spectrum ES Box Front.jpg
Cover

References