World Cup Soccer
INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [INTV #8100]
AKA Super NASL Soccer
Produced by Nice Ideas (Mattel Electronics, France)
Program: Mark Grant and Armand Barraud
Includes code from the previously released NASL Soccer
Originally released in Europe by Dextell Ltd
This is a Dextell release that received its US debut in the INTV Corp. catalog.
It still qualifies, though, as a Blue Sky Ranger game since it began life at Mattel Electronics as a one- to four-player game for the Entertainment Computer System (ECS). Development was assigned to the French office.
The nearly-complete cartridge, called Super NASL Soccer, was shown at the January 1984 Consumer Electronics Show, but Mattel Electronics closed two weeks later. An agreement with the French office, which stayed together under the name Nice Ideas, gave them the rights to the game.
Nice Ideas completed the cartridge as a one- or two- player non-ECS game and it was released in Europe by Dextell Ltd. INTV Corp. negotiated the rights to distribute the cartridge in the United States, introducing it in Spring 1986.