|Production team||Programming: C.S.Adams - Design: M.Howard|
|Packaging||Plastic folder type case 16,80 × 22,50 × 0,50|
|Compatibility||PCW 8256 - PCW 8512 - PCW 9512|
Coda Software entered into a license agreement with Qualsoft, which enabled Coda to produce a PCW version of World of Soccer and distribute in England, as an expanding range of sports strategy games. No fancy graphics - this is a football management simulation and it was presented as a possible alternative for those who are tired of playing Match Day II.
Coda included a range of English sports, particularly cricket, or American sports, depending on the feedback he received from football matches. Due to the way American football became popular in the UK, this was very encouraging.
For too long, the range of software available for the Amstrad PCW has reflected its image as a small business machine, and the range of high quality entertainment software has been extremely limited. That's why Coda Software responded to the lack of high-quality entertainment software available for PCW with the release of “Sports Strategy”, an expanding range of software that tests your skills to the limit, not just in one go. , but over and over again, providing an ongoing challenge that we think is quite unique in today's software world of the time. The “sports strategy” represented a milestone in software with excellent value for money and was an international management of the ultimate challenge in football.
Many have found success at club level only to melt under the spotlight of the international field. Build a team of players balanced enough to beat the best in both the European Championship and World Cup and you've got a chance.
International management is the ultimate challenge in football. Building a team of players who can surpass Brazil's ball-playing skills, Holland's fluid play, West Germany's organization and Italy's counter-attack demands a vision of the game rare among coaches, let alone fans. .
Do you exploit the weaknesses of a team or take advantage of your own strengths? Do you attack down the flank with wingers or pierce the center with a powerful midfield run? Do you play a flat butt four or do you use a sweeper? In “World of Soccer”, players are not simply defined as attackers, defenders or midfielders, but as goal poachers, playmakers, ball winners, wingers, left, right and central backs, sweepers (19 types of players in total).
You can choose to manage any of the 33 European teams. The four UK countries come with 16-man squads already defined, and can be increased to 36 with your own players of your choice. A customization program allows you to create your own teams for any of the 33 countries in the game.
Guide your squad through a four-year period spanning the qualifying and final stages of both the European Championship and the World Cup itself, culminating in it. Use friendly matches to develop your strategy and learn to match players in the way you have at your disposal. Success is assured, but you will have to make your teams win.
Balancing a team is tricky: you need to take into account good wing, air and ground skills, ball winning and goal scoring skills of each player, etc. And of course luck plays a role.
The game is very easy to play and very addictive. You can save the current state of the campaign to disk and pick up where you left off later.
However, there are some drawbacks. Scoring can get silly (England 5, Romania 6 was a bit lame) and you often find your requests to make a tactic.
It is quite tedious to have to wait so long for the results of all the other matches to appear.
The manual gives a good idea of the strategic thinking required and includes some examples.
Here you have the front of the original cover.
Its measurements are: Width 33,10 cm x Height: 21,00 cm.
The manual is printed on plain paper, with the cover and inside pages in black and white. Its measurements are: Width 14.90 cm x Height 21.10 cm.
Another version of the manual printed on normal paper, with the cover and its inner pages in black and white, which also usually accompany the game.
Custom labels to print. Over the years due to their use, the labels are damaged and lose their color and quality. Now we try to adapt the closest thing to the extent of our possibilities, the labels so that they can be printed and replaced or for those of you who work with a copy of the program and preserve the original disc. Measurement in 3“ height: 7.00 cm - width: 7.10 cm. The first image corresponds to the original game label, the second is the same modified label to replace the broken one.
Here are the instructions that come with the game. Measures: Width: 14.70 cm x Height: 21.00 cm.
Another version of the game instructions.
Then we leave you with the advertisements in the magazines of the time.
The disc images, of disc, have been obtained from the original version of World of Soccer, have been recorded and verified.
Below you can download the manual that accompanies World of Soccer or view it online.
Another type of manual that also usually comes with the game.