World Cup Soccer

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Bally Manufacturing Co.

February 1st, 1994

8743 units

World Cup Soccer on the IPSND.

Main details

4 player game

Dot Matrix







Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 611 users and currently ranks #67 in the Top 100

Playfield details


Noteworthy features

  • Huge spinning soccerball-style dome
  • Moving "Goalie" ball blocker
  • Magna-goal save
  • 4 Roll-over buttons
  • Magnet that catches and locks balls
  • Assist hole
  • Kickback (3 Levels)


  • This game was the first pin ever to use a magnet as a ball lock.
  • In the last Video Mode, "Where's Striker?", characters from other Bally Williams pins can be found.
  • World Cup Soccer was the 4th game to use the DCS sound system.
  • Like many other pins, this game features a hidden credits easter egg by in-putting a secret button combination before starting a game.
  • This game appears in the 2002 movie, Bowling For Columbine in the background of a scene along with Cirqus Voltaire.
  • A second Dot-Matrix Display was planned to be mounted vertically on the backglass but this feature was cut due to cost.

Backbox ornament(s)

There are no official toppers / ornaments, but there are some sweet custom ones.

Video mode

B-I-G Goal Round: Try to score 3 goals in 20sec. The 1st and 2nd goal awards 15mil and the third goal awards 30mil. Extra Ball Round: Hit Striker's Hideout as much as you can in 20sec to earn an extra ball. (or 50mil if extra balls are turned off. All subsequent shots after extra ball awards 50mil) Hit the Goalie: Hit the goalie to earn points. Simple as that. All goal shots increases the goalies value by 10mil. Where's Striker?: Striker is hiding in one of the Striker shot targets. Shoot the targets to try and find him.

Latest software version

L-2, July 7, 1994

Click here to view the changelog.

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