Cover art that over sold the experience

The box looked awesome, didn't it? Oh dear...

World Cup Italia '90 (Sega Mega Drive, 1989)

Box art suggests: All the glory of the greatest football tournament on the planet, with all the passion, excitement and spectacular goals of the real thing.

The reality: Perhaps the worst soccer game ever made. No licensed names, no formation settings... not even fouls. We're so glad we don't have to endure tripe like this any more.

Above: Look how great football is! Then forget everything about it and play this shambles

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