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World Cup USA 94

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World Cup USA 94
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-79126
Sega Mega Drive
EU (Kixx)
€? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? 79126-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 79126-09
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 79126-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 79126-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 045080
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM94012JG



Sega Master System
UK
£? 29028-05
Sega Master System
FR
?F 29028-09
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 29028-18
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 29028-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? FWR02SEC
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 028430



Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-79025
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£? T-79025-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-79025-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-79025-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-79025-50



Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-79128
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[3] 79128-05
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 79128-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 79128-18
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 79128-06
Sega Game Gear
BR
R$? ?



World Cup USA 94 is a football game based on the 1994 FIFA World Cup hosted in the USA. It was published by U.S. Gold for almost every system on the market at the time, including the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

Gameplay

World Cup USA 94 is played from a top-down perspective and features the 24 national teams which qualified for the tournament. In training mode a further eight teams be selected; England, Scotland, Denmark, France, Japan, Portugal, Wales and Australia.

Likely to save on efforts localising the game for several languages, many of the menus and on-screen elements are pictorial (e.g. rather than print "throw in" on the screen, there is an animation of a linesman making a throwing gesture).

Magazine articles

Main article: World Cup USA 94/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 059.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive/Game Gear/Mega-CD US print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)[4]

EGM2 US 02.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive/Game Gear/Mega-CD US print advert in














EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

CVG UK 150.pdfCVG UK 150.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #150: "May 1994" (1994-04-15)

CVG UK 151.pdfCVG UK 151.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #151: "June 1994" (1994-05-15)

MeanMachinesSega20UK.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Mean Machines Sega (UK) #20: "June 1994" (1994-04-30)
also published in:













  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #152: "July 1994" (1994-06-15)[5]

Joypad FR 033.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Joypad (FR) #33: "Juillet/Août 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Micromania ES 072.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Micromanía (ES) Not implemented! (xxxx-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №33, p112
42 №23, p46-49
81 №22, p30-32
42 №23, p73
67 №21, p60/61[6]
80 №43, p56[7]
68 №7, p82/83
88 №55, p30-33
83 №33, p34/35
80 №32, p11
Sega Mega Drive
71
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, US
WorldCupUSA94 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
(Kixx Re-release)
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Box Kixx.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, UK
WorldCupUSA94 MD UK Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR
WorldCupUSA94 MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
World Cup USA 94 MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, DE
WorldCupUSA94 MD DE Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
WorldCupUSA94 MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
WorldCupUSA94 MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD KR Cart Back.jpgWorldCupUSA94 MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, Asia
WorldCupUSA94 MD AS cover.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MD AS Cart.jpg
Cart

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №35, p157
87 №34, p95[8]
85 №45, p99
Sega Mega-CD
84
Based on
3 reviews

Mega-CD, US
WorldCupUSA94 MCD US Box Back.jpgWorldCupUSA94 MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Worldcupusa94 mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
WorldCupUSA94 MCD EU Box Back.jpgWorldCupUSA94 MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 MCD EU disc.jpg
Disc

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 №33, p114
75 №43, p56[7]
Sega Master System
77
Based on
2 reviews

Master System, EU
WorldCupUSA94 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
WorldCupUSA94SMSEUPosterBack.jpgWorldCupUSA94SMSEUPosterFront.jpg
Poster
Master System, AU
WorldCupUSA94 SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
WorldCupUSA94 SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, UK
WorldCupUSA94 SMS UK Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, FR
WorldCupUSA94 SMS FR Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, DE
WorldCupUSA94 SMS DE Box.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №33, p116
72 №154, p83[9]
76 №155, p93[3]
84 №33, p145
80 №43, p56[7]
78 №9, p87
94 №35, p58
Sega Game Gear
81
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, US
WorldCupUSA94 GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWorldCupUSA94 GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 GG US cart.jpg
Cart
Worldcup94 gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
WorldCupUSA94 GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWorldCupUSA94 GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, BR

Game Gear, UK
WorldCupUSA94 GG UK cover.jpg
Cover
WorldCupUSA94 GG EU cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 File:CVG UK 150.pdf, page 3
  2. File:Mega UK 20.pdf, page 80
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 155.pdf, page 93
  4. File:EGM2 US 01.pdf, page 107
  5. File:CVG UK 152.pdf, page 132
  6. File:MeanMachinesSega21UK.pdf, page 60
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 File:PlayerOne FR 043.pdf, page 56
  8. File:Joypad FR 034.pdf, page 95
  9. File:CVG UK 154.pdf, page 83