As requested, here is a summary of how to play Williams’ World Cup (1978).
If the ball is on the left flipper: Cradle the ball. It will go into the “T” kicker and probably into the Corner Kick hole on the right for a goal.
If the ball is on the right flipper: Shoot the left lane to the top to try and complete S-T-A-R. After completing S-T-A-R three times, consider cradling the ball when goal is lit at the Corner Kick hole on the left.
Continue doing these fascinating things until you have maxed out the bonus: 18 goals and 5x multiplier (from 3 S-T-A-R completions). After that… um, yeah. I guess after that, shoot the left lane for 4000 a shot? Seriously though, you max out the bonus, you win, and it’s worth a ridiculous amount (180,000) compared to anything else that can be done on the game.
Do not tilt: Bonus carries over ball-to-ball, so if you max out the goals on Ball 1, your job on Balls 2 and 3 is to get S-T-A-R three times and do a dance of joy. But if you tilt, goals reset! How nasty is that?
And that’s really about all there is to say.