World Cup Soccer: Italia '90 - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Tronix/Virgin Mastertronic,
Release Year: 1991,
Genre: Football/Soccer, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
Scoring an overgenerous 42% in Issue 63, World Cup Soccer - Italia '90 was the worst
of several titles released to coincide with the 1990 World Cup finals. This one's
so bad you'd have more fun kicking it round your bedroom than loading it up and
Although this was the OFFICIAL World Cup licence, no attempt was made to link it
with the tournament itself - it doesn't include the real fixtures, you don't play
against the proper teams, and you don't even get a full squad - instead, you play
six-a-side football as England, Italy, Spain or Belgium against a succession of
progressively better opponents, some of which weren't even in the World Cup finals!
A two-player option is also available.
Change of view||
The pitch is viewd from above, until a shot is taken when the perspective changes to
3-D, seen from either behind or in front of the goal. This is hellishly slow, and
makes it very diffcult to save shots, especially for the player who has to suffer
the 'up the goalie's bum' perspective. The teams don't change sides at half-time
When dribbling, the ball's glued to your foot until you welly it in the direction
you're facing. As there's only one power setting available, intricate passing is
impossible, so you end up just running at goal, even from your own six-yard box.
World Cup Soccer - Italia '90 is a travesty of a game, and has nothing at all
to do with the World Cup. Save your pennies, there are much better football sims
on the market.