1st Least Pleasing Game - 1986 Crash Readers Awards.
This game was a fiasco, since U.S. Gold basically re-released the ancient Artic game World Cup Football at twice the price. According to "The History of US Gold" by Chris Wilkins: 'At the time Ocean knew something about football with Jon Ritman's Match Day, so Woods and Ward said to Geoff: "Look, football games are really hard, let us do this. We'll get a World Cup game for you, and we'll use our Match Day code." Anyway, something happened there and theoretically Ocean were going to go away and develop the game. Three months before the World Cup we were so busy I hadn't given it much thought. So I asked Geoff if he'd seen anything of the game from Ocean, and he said "No, I'll call them up." He phoned to learn they'd done nothing on it. So we had this license, we had the World Cup coming - and we said "Sh*t we need a game." That's when we went out to every single developer in the UK. Artic were the only one who came forward and said they could do it in time.'
ZXSR: A notorious release. Was Artic's 1984 release of World Cup with a few posters and wallcharts. Magazines were inundated with complaints.
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