You think football’s a game for wimps? The Ronaldos, Neymars and Messis of this world, who prance around the pitch like show ponies and collapse into a ball of pain at the slightest touch, get on your nerves? Then it’s high time to take a trip down memory lane. Let’s go back to the legendary world cup that was Italia 90 and back to «Nintendo World Cup», where players really got stuck into the game. No prancing, no time wasting and above all, no dives. Anyone lying on the ground in «Nintendo World Cup» was either seriously body-checked or literally kicked up the backside with a ball flying at full speed. While today’s world is complaining about artificial turf, you had to worry about tripping over stones back in the olden days when the struggle was real.
Although the graphics may not be on par with «Fifa 19», the stocky 8-bit players still manage to exude a menacing charm. And then there’s the soundtrack. There are only five players on each team. But their cojones are big enough to make up for the rest. What’s more, there are only 13 teams in total. The remaining eleven that made it to Italy just didn’t have enough room on the game cartridge. Back then, the law of survival of the fittest would already kick in during programming. If you could do with a blast from the past to gain a bit of distance from the current world cup of divas, check out our stream or – even better – play the game on NES yourself.
We’re playing on this thing as you should.
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