World Cup Soccer

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This game received 558 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.015 /10

8.015

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #65 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.345

Artwork: 7.359

Sounds/Music: 7.582

Other Aspects: 8.272


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7.65

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8.840/10
73 days ago
Great, even for not soccer fan
6.297/10
3 months ago
This game isn't going to blow you away by any stretch. I have one that is LED'd well and plays pretty close to perfect on most days. It's a fun lighthearted simple game that amateur and players can enjoy side by side. Great family friendly theme and if you remember the World Cup from 94, it's a great flashback. The soccer ball spinner is great and the targets in the playfield along with the ramps and goal make it fun and satisfying. Yes the game is simple, yes the callouts are repetitive but the theme and approachability make it a fun addition to a modest size collection.
9.020/10
3 months ago
One of the most underrated pins. This is the game where pinball finally clicked for me. Very easy to understand for beginners, but lots of depth and challenge for intermediate players too. Striker is a hoot, and the goal shot combined with the excellent callouts make this game a classic.

Gotta own it someday.
8.424/10
4 months ago
As a soccer player and the father of two young soccer players, World Cup Soccer '94 was a must-have and a machine that has not disappointed. I am pleased with the different levels of play that support all skill sets in our family, from our youngest who is still able to score goals to our more experienced players who can work through goals and ramps to advance to ball lock and build up to multi-ball. As a soccer fan I could not think of a better theme and am very excited to have finally claimed this machine for as part of my own collection! If you are a soccer fan or just looking for a great family friendly pinball machine that is fun and accessible for everyone, I highly recommend World Cup Soccer '94!
8.976/10
4 months ago
A must have in the collection for those have kids, kids loves playing this game, always shooting goals! Endless of fun!
9.252/10
5 months ago
The best flipper on the soccer
The gimmick are so great
8.864/10
8 months ago
One of my top 5 machines - Great game; love kicking goals, great ramps, and rules and gameplay that be quickly understood. Very entertaining, with some unique features.
9.034/10
9 months ago
a lot of fun, easy and attractive machine, beautifull colours on the playfield and a lot of adrenaline : a very goog pinball ! I love it really !
8.740/10
9 months ago
Great fun game with upbeat Music and call outs. Love the look and colours of the playfield and the spinning ball can fire the ball anywhere. The ramps are great and it’s alway great to score a goal. Will stay in my collection for a long time. Added a colour dmd to mine and it looks great.
8.620/10
10 months ago
Great pin for a home collection, especially if you have kids. Scoring goals is fun and once you figure out the rules and a strategy, the game can be very rewarding. The soccer ball adds crazy spin to the pinball and really speeds things up. There are only about 6 shots but you have to make them all and get good at them if you are to get to wizard mode. I really like playing a dead pass or two when the ball is ejected out of the free kick saucers, and shooting for a goal. It makes me feel like I’m taking a pass and kicking a goal. And It’s a great way to show off when it works!

The soccer ball is loud. At first it will drive you a little nuts but you get used to it. I loosened the two Phillips screws a little underneath the playfield where the motor attaches. I also squirted a little white lithium grease in the gear hole. Those two things quieted it down a bit.

The announcer is the same guy as NBA Fastbreak and NBA Jam video game. The call outs are never boring. A really fun game. Watch out for cracks at the top of the left ramp past the diverter. The color dmd looks great with this game.
10.000/10
10 months ago
Great and a classic. add the led lights and made it really pop !
5.763/10
10 months ago
Played a handful of games bc it's so we'll talked about.

Got off after that handful of games bc it wasn't worth playing anymore.

Just not as fun as I'd hoped. Goalie is fun but not great. Spinning ball does what exactly? Ramps are fine. Normal ramps. Times goals is a fun mode.

And.... Yep there you have it.
9.700/10
11 months ago
Sweet piece of history, plays well and fast. I had fun playing. Great addition to a soccer crazy man cave
7.980/10
11 months ago
Fun game. I'm not a huge soccer fan but if you were, I'd think this game would be fantastic.

Shooting at the goals is fun, especially using the assist kickout to score - a very clever use of a kickout that never gets old. The spinning soccer ball doesn't add a ton, but when a shot goes flying off it into the goal it's good for a smile. The goalie going back and forth makes you time your shots to it in a manner that is unique to this game and is quite a challenge. Ramps are smooth and flow nicely.

There is a decent ruleset, like playing through the cities, but I'm not sure this game would get a lot of play in a small home collection. It would definitely earn a spot in a larger collection and is worth playing when seeing one on location.
8.720/10
12 months ago
The theme is kinda meh. But this is honestly one of the most fun pins I’ve ever played. GOAL!!
8.655/10
12 months ago
Such a great game; wonderful shots, very curvy/cool ramps, simple but well structured modes and great callouts/music. Kicking goals never gets old and really draws in newbies.

The spinning soccer ball I don't find has much impact on gameplay (although takes up quite a lot of real estate) and I'm still yet to really get the hang of the magnet during gameplay. Otherwise I don't have any negatives. The theme is a turn off for some, but it doesn't faze me, that said, the dog is kinda goofy.

I can see me holding onto this for a while to come. Offers both inexperienced and seasoned players a challenging but enjoyable/fun game. Exactly what pinball should be.
7.847/10
1 year ago
I am a big soccer fan, I really liked playing this game because of the theme. For a soccer themed game it was very fun to play with a family that is like minded around soccer, we watch soccer, we all play competitive soccer. The swirling soccer ball add a very fun random element to the the game.
9.224/10
1 year ago
appeals to new players and competitive players. challenging, and doesn't play too long. always get to flip with ball from plunger on flipper.
7.700/10
1 year ago
This game is fun for about 50 games or so. Seems really repetitive after you get used to the shots. Wizard mode and high scores come easy which kills its Lastability. Great for family play!
8.700/10
1 year ago
I never gave this game a chance. My wife bought one and I all I can say is wow. Very unique and very fun to play. The colors are great on playfield and its not complicated to figure out what to shoot at. I killed a striker machine for a project as that is a horrible soccer themed machine. This one gets it right! Great game.
8.944/10
1 year ago
Dam addictive game
Fun for the entire family
Mine has the lightning flippers on it, gave er some extra slope.
Play with the settings for some extra challenge
Tastefully led this playfield up
Love this game!
Btw best jpop game! Yes you heard it here guys!
Ultra fun pin!
Just one more game.....
7.002/10
1 year ago
Owned this for a few months - not a soccer fan, but this machine is very approachable and decent. Very beginner friendly, everybody gets shooting the goal, and the goalie is an amazing feature that incredibly saves soooo many balls!
9.580/10
1 year ago
WCS94 was the first game i ever "beat". Add that with me playing soccer or being a fan for most of my life, its was a given that it was one of my "grail" games. I was able to trade to get the one I currently have, which is in outstanding condition. I dont see it leaving the collection anytime in the near future.
5.938/10
1 year ago
Easy to start with and deeper rules than you would expect for such a childish looking game. Goal call outs becomes boring quickly, good music, nice animations. Good for family friendly location but not for home collection.
8.146/10
1 year ago
One of the funniest pinball every made. Underrated because the theme is too restricted, but a lot of funny. I loved it over all.
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