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Kick & Rush
Publisher:
Sega Game Gear
SIMS (JP), Tengen (US/EU),
Sega Master System
Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
UK
£34.99[1] 7106
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7106
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7106
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7106
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,500 T-44057
Sega Game Gear
US
$29.95[2] 301044-0161
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[5] T-48118-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-48118-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-48118-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-48118-50



Kick & Rush (キック アンド ラッシュ) is a football game developed by SIMS for the Sega Game Gear.

The game has an unusual naming scheme. In Japan there were no issues, as the game was published by SIMS themselves. In North America and PAL regions however, publishing rights were given to Tengen, who altered many of the in-game banners and renamed the game Tengen World Cup Soccer, even though the majority of the work was done by SIMS.

The game was also ported to the Sega Master System in Europe, this time published by Sega. The Master System version was renamed Tecmo World Cup '93, trading off Tecmo's successful line of football games for other platforms. Aside from the name, Tecmo were not involved in the production of this game either. The Master System version makes a number of alterations to take advantage of the increased resolution, though gameplay is largely identical. During development it was also known as Tecmo World Cup '92 (though is unrelated to the Tecmo World Cup '92 seen on the Sega Mega Drive).

Gameplay

Teams

Kick & Rush offers 24 different national teams from across the world, although the choices aren't based on any official tournament from the era. For 1993 the list is quite out of date; the Federal Republic of Germany (more commonly known as West Germany) had not existed since 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia is represented with the flag of the Soviet Union which dissolved in late 1991, and Yugoslavia had ceased to exist by mid-1992.

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • FRG (West Germany)
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Yugoslavia

Production credits

Master System version

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Kick & Rush/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Game Gear print advert in
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #54: "July 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #48: "July 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[6]
  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #55: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[7]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[8]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[9]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #19: "Ete 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Game Gear print advert in
Sega Pro (DE) #10: "August 1993" (1993-07-23)
</div>

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88
70 №30, p104[10]
32 №43, p58/59
69 №18, p28/29
29 №4, p21/22
54 №17, p42/43[11]
Sega Master System
57
Based on
6 reviews

Master System, EU
TecmoWorldCup93 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
TecmoWorldCup93 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

TecmoWorldCup93 SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 №142 (Go!), p24/25[5]
73 №56, p130[2]
84 №24, p146[12]
92
79 №2, p36[13]
54 №50, p80
85 №21, p40
19 №10, p32/33
79 №2, p82[14]
Sega Game Gear
72
Based on
9 reviews

Game Gear, US
TengenWorldCupSoccer GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTengenWorldCupSoccer GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
TengenWorldCupSoccer GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
World Cup Soccer(Tengen) GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
TengenWorldCupSoccer GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
TengenWorldCupSoccer GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
KickandRush GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngKickandRush GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
KickandRush GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

References