World Cup Soccer

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  • Sega Mega Drive
    NTSC-U
  • Sega Mega Drive
    NTSC-J
  • Sega Mega Drive
    PAL
  • CPC
  • Atari ST
  • C64
  • IBM PC
  • Spectrum
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World Cup Soccer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Elite Systems
Developer:
Sound driver: Pre-SMPS 68000
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,5005,500 G-4009
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.9939.99[3]
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[4][5]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?

















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
£? ?




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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 various home computers by Elite Systems in the following year.

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. The home computer variants exchange Japan for the Republic of Ireland.

  • 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

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.

History

Legacy

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

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English World Cup Italia '90 World Cup Italia '90
English (US) World Championship Soccer World Championship Soccer
Japanese ワールドカップサッカー World Cup Soccer
Portuguese (Brazil) Super Futebol Super Football

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 (a subsidiary company of Telecom Italia), 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.

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

page=77

Mega Drive print advert in GamePro (US) #11: "June 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

page=27

Home computers print advert in ACE (UK) #38: "November 1990" (1990-10-xx)
also published in:

page=168

Home computers print advert in Power Play (DE) #1990-11: "11/90" (1990-10-12)

page=80

Master System print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #111: "February 1991" (1991-01-16)

Physical scans

Mega-Tech version

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

Mega Drive version

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Publication Version Score
ACE (UK) NTSC-J
91
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[11]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
83
[12]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
64
[13]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
80
[14]
Console XS (UK) PAL
83
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
83
[16]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
51
[17]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
83
[18]
Joystick (FR)
85
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
55
[20]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
55
[21]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
69
[22]
Mega (UK) PAL
20
[23]
Mega (UK) PAL
40
[24]
Mega (UK) PAL
35
[25]
MegaTech (UK)
64
[26]
Mean Machines (UK)
64
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
64
[28]
Power Play (DE)
76
[29]
Raze (UK) PAL
82
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
45
[5]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[31]
Sega Pro (UK)
87
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[33]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
62
[34]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[35]
Tilt (FR)
75
[36]
Top Secret (PL)Top Secret (PL) Mega Games I
75
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
66
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29 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
WorldCupSoccer MD JP CartTop.jpg
WorldCupSoccer MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
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
WCS MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT
WCS MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
WorldCupItalia90 MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU
WCS MD Italia90 AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (alt)
WCS MD AU alt cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Classics)
WCS MD AU classics cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR (Cardboard)
SuperFutebol MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
SuperFutebol MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR (Plastic)
SuperFutebol MD BR alt cover.jpg
Cover

Amiga version

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Publication Version Score
CU Amiga (UK)
41
[38]
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

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Publication Version Score
Joystick (FR) PAL
72
[39]
Atari ST
72
Based on
1 review
Atari ST, UK

Commodore 64 version

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Publication Version Score
Zzap!64 (UK)
42
[40]
Zzap! (IT)
57
[41]
Commodore 64
50
Based on
2 reviews
Commodore 64, UK (cassette)

Commodore 64, UK (disk)

IBM PC version

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Games-X (UK)
60
[42]
IBM PC compatibles
60
Based on
1 review
IBM PC, US
WCS DOS UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngWCS DOS UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disk 2

ZX Spectrum version

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Publication Version Score
Your Sinclair (UK)
80
[43]
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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b01c3d70
MD5 9ef694ab80344a7cced0d33f9c84a1b5
SHA-1 39bbab6430aad3fa9bf024c4b42387ba4ba3e488
256kB 1989-05 Cartridge (US/JP) REV00
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bf84ede6
MD5 34d356930dcb13fe02a3ec42b3d8d70e
SHA-1 ef8c106acad9c3b4a5db2cd0d311762491d28392
256kB 1989-05 Cartridge (US/JP) REV02
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bf272bcb
MD5 a1647bee0108acba9e2f99daab336c18
SHA-1 9da376f266c98c93ae387bec541c513fec84a0e9
256kB 1989-05 Cartridge (US/JP) REV03
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dd95f829
MD5 11e4635d58198b873fdafc65fb6d1229
SHA-1 c233313214418300a39afc446e8426cc11f99c6c
256kB 1990-07 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. File:WCS MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. GamePro, "February 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 54
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ACE, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-12-xx), page 165
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-02-07), page 49
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 9
  7. Computer & Video Games, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-16), page 11
  8. ACE, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 15
  9. Computer & Video Games, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-16), page 11
  10. ACE, "February 1990" (UK; 1990-01-04), page 81
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
  12. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 39
  13. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 39
  14. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 51
  15. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 136
  16. Computer & Video Games, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-16), page 120
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 115
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 21
  19. Joystick, "Novembre 1990" (FR; 1990-1x-xx), page 122
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  21. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  22. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1990" (JP; 1989-12-08), page 73
  23. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 60
  24. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 21
  25. Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 21
  26. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 81
  27. Mean Machines, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-28), page 115
  28. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  29. Power Play, "12/89" (DE; 1989-11-13), page 74
  30. Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 44
  31. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  32. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 31
  33. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  34. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 26
  35. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  36. Tilt, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 87
  37. Top Secret, "Kwiecień 1995" (PL; 1995-xx-xx), page 57
  38. CU Amiga, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-xx), page 72
  39. Joystick, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 176
  40. Zzap!64, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-13), page 69
  41. Zzap!, "Luglio 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 18
  42. Games-X, "7th-13th June 1991" (UK; 1991-06-07), page 22
  43. Your Sinclair, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-02-07), page 65


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