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Release year: 1990 | Players: 1-4 players | Developed by Technos Japan
Nintendo World Cup (NES)
Nintendo World Cup (AKA 熱血高校ドッジボール部サッカー編 Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen in Japan) game was developed and released by Technos Japan in 1990 for the Japanese Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System. Soccer (US) and Football (UK) were famous sports, so it was immediately well-received by sports-loving gamers.
Nintendo World Cup is a soccer or football video game that features 13 national teams which the players can choose to play for. The game has two modes—Tournament and VS Match modes. In Tournament mode, the players play for one national team and compete with a CPU-controlled national team. In VS Match mode, the players choose different teams and compete with each other on various playing fields. In NES, players of up to four can compete through the NES Four Score system.
In the game, each team is composed of 6 members—one goal keeper, one midfielder, two forwards and two defenders. The players can choose to control any of those members while retaining the power to command the rest of the team. The playing field also comes in various forms—dirt, sand, and ice. Each form provides unique effects to the movements of the players and the ball.
The team players’ movements are controlled using the directional keys and they react to the ball using the action keys. Certain combos can produce super shots, which are powerful moves that send the ball up in great lengths. Super shots are achieved differently for each team and only five super shots can be used in each game half.
The game is rendered in raster graphics, but it looks solid enough to produce a fun colorful definition.
Nintendo World Cup has been ported to Family Computer / NES (this version), Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Sega Mega Drive, NEC PC Engine, Sharp X68000 and Wii (Virtual Console)