Tecmo World Cup '92

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Tecmo World Cup '92
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: SIMS
Distributor: Atlus (US)
Licensor: Tecmo
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Sports[1]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,200 (6,386)6,200e[2] T-44023
Sega Mega Drive
Arcade (Mega Play)
¥? ?

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Tecmo World Cup '92 (テクモワールドカップ'92) is a 1992 port of Tecmo's 1990 arcade game Tecmo World Cup '90 to the Sega Mega Drive by SIMS. The American release, distributed by Atlus, is called simply Tecmo World Cup. During development it was tentatively known as World Cup '90 MD[4].

Sega was also in the process of making a Sega Master System port which would become Tecmo World Cup '93 — a prototype ROM of that with the name Tecmo World Cup '92 circulates.


The game is a conventional pseudo-3D soccer game. A and C pass the ball; B kicks.


Tecmo World Cup '92 offers 24 different national teams from across the world, although the choices aren't based on any official tournament from the era. While most use English names, for some reason a small handful teams are known by their native tongue.

  • Algeria
  • Argentine (Argentina)
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Deutschland (Germany)
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Italia (Italy)
  • Japan
  • Koria (Korea)
  • Mexico
  • Morroco
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Soviet Russia
  • Uruguay
  • America
  • Yugoslavia

Production credits

  • Main Program: Y.Koba
  • Sub Program: Gyo
  • Graphic: B.T.S, T.Yano, Senbei, Meiden
  • Sound: Beat Shige
  • S.E.: TB.Lib
  • Planner: K.Maz
  • Special Thanks: Taka, Fun, CBX1000
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Tecmo World Cup '92/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [6]
63 [7]
58 №7, p62
60 №42
60 №1992-02, p99
84 [8]
84 [9]
50 [10]
40 №11, p62
37 №11, p21
70 №2, p26/27
49 [11]
47 [12]
69 [13]
70 №18, p68
59 №21, p56
83 [14]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
17 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Mega Play version

Mega Play,
TecmoWorldCup MegaPlay Box.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5e93c8b0
MD5 790dacf5df7302f93011e5a8e0f549de
SHA-1 ebab8f8b4f25aae44900d266c674621db2a831d9
256kB 1991-11 Cartridge (JP)