General info for: World Cup Carnival
Title:
World Cup Carnival
Original Release Year:
Original Publisher:
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Maximum Players:
8
Multi-Turn Type:
Control Options:
Original Price:
£9.95
Comments:
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.'
SPOT Comments:
re-issue of Artic's World Cup Football
Original WoS Score:
2.39 (68 votes)

World Cup Carnival screenshot
World Cup Carnival screenshot
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U.S. Gold Ltd (UK)
1986
WorldCupCarnival.tap.zip
English
U.S. Gold Ltd (UK)
1986
WorldCupCarnival.tzx.zip
English

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LICENCE TIE-INS / INSPIRATIONS
Origin: Tie-in Licence
Name: World Cup '86, Mexico
Type: Sports event
Owner(s): FIFA

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£9.95
2500 ptas.
Authors/Contributors
 
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Different authors according to SPOT/SPEX
Author: @ AS Designs
Link:
Page: 18
Article Type: Review
Page: 14 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Review
Score: 26%
Page: 24 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Review
Score: 1/5
Page: 33 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Review - http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/articles/worldcupcarnival.htm
Score: 3/10
Page: 20 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Feature - Great Micro Disasters
Page: 8 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: News/Note
Page: 105 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Letters
Page: 104 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Letters
Page: 21 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: News/Note - http://www.crashonline.org.uk/20/news.htm
Page: 21 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: News/Note - ref. "Mexico '86 World Cup"
Page: 121 (PDF) (VIEW)
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Article Type: News/Note - http://www.crashonline.org.uk/30/news.htm
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Article Type: Letters - http://www.crashonline.org.uk/33/forum.htm
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Article Type: Letters - http://www.crashonline.org.uk/34/forum.htm
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Article Type: Feature - Crash Readers Awards
Page: 36 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Feature - http://www.crashonline.org.uk/38/awards.htm
Page: 7
Article Type: News/Note
Page: 15 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Nuevo
Page: 21
Article Type: Informe
Page: 5
Article Type: News/Note
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Article Type: News/Note
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Article Type: Preview
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Article Type: Letters
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Article Type: Letters
Issue: 1986/7
Page: 18
Article Type: News/Note
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