Tournament Approaches: World Cup Soccer ’78

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.


  1. July 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    needs more vuvuzela!

  2. Bowen
    July 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm


  3. ZED
    August 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    These are great, Bowen.

    How about TSPP? Aren’t we due for that in A again?

    I’ve been sticking with the “start couch multiball, then go nuts on the right orbit – otto shot – side ramp – tv mode start – couch shots, working towards alien invasion by starting modes” strategy overall. But there’s so much to do!

    I’ve seen the classy “short plunge, ignoring skill shot to get control of the ball b/c ain’t no ball saver at PAPA” start make others happy.

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