TECMO WORLD CUP SUPER SOCCER  (TECMO / MEDIA RINGS)

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (JAPANESE VERSION)

One of the most famous soccer games of all-time, Tecmo Soccer had been originally released on the Arcades. Even though itīs not a spectacular game, Tecmo Soccer became a unexpected hit, and it has been converted to several consoles, like the Megadrive, Neo-Geo and PC-ENGINE.

Taking into account the present standards of gaming industry, Tecmo Soccer is a pretty simple game. Using 2 buttons for all functions (pass, goal kick, heading, etc.), and with only 8 National Squads, Tecmo Soccer might be a little dull for people used to more complex games such as Fifa Soccer. But for the ones who still enjoy old school games, like Konami Soccer (MSX) or World Cup 90 (AMIGA), Tecmo Soccer is pretty interesting.

Itīs important to mention that Media Rings made a pretty good conversion to the PC-ENGINE. The graphics are faithful to the Arcade, the scroll is smooth and the gameplay is good. The musics are surprisingly excellent! Usually I donīt pay attention to musics on soccer games, but the ones in Tecmo Soccer attracted my attention. There are some negative aspects, such as slowdowns (when the screen is filled with lots of players) and the keeper controlling, which is not really intuitive (Gosh, the keeper is really dumb in this game!).

  

Even a little dated, PCEīs Tecmo Soccer is a very pleasant soccer game. Just like the Arcade version, itīs not outstanding, yet damn fun.

 

Marcelo Reis

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

74%

Playability

79%

Musics and Sound Effects

85%

Interest

73%

OVERALL

78%

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