Super Soccer Champ It was the first football game I've played in Super Nintendo, probably in the middle of 1993. It was developed and published by Taito and released in Japan in 1992 with the name Hat Trick Hero. As well as Goal!, is one of the first generation of football games in the Super Nintendo and, therefore, less refined that titles such as Striker and Super Formation Soccer, and so many others that came after.
Super Soccer Champ is the name that the game received in America. The Japanese version, that is the original, is known as Hat Trick Hero, as I mentioned, While the European version is known as Euro Football Champ. But only met these two other versions recently. In the years 90 the Super Soccer Champ It was the only version in stores I frequented. Hat Trick Hero won a continuation in 1994, call Hat Trick Hero 2, that apparently was only released outside of Japan. Also just met this continuation recently, Now the SD2SNES.
Hat Trick Hero from the Super Nintendo actually it was ported from arcade of the same name, released by Taito in 1990, and I know today thanks to MAME, do you remember the last time I seen him in the years 90. But, I've never been a big frequenter of arcades and always played more on the Islands. The arcade still won new versions: Hat Trick Hero 93, Hat Trick Hero ' 94, and Hat Trick Hero 95, all of which I also just met via MAME.
The version of Super Nintendo It is quite true to the arcade, keeping including the time only, no intermission and no change of field. Of course, the graphics and sound have been simplified, but the essence of the game remained in the console.
Super Soccer Champ invest in some funny elements, as the exaggeration in the absence, the chubby referee who falls all the time, and the ball hitting the camera behind the goal. This last missed out in the version of Super Nintendo, because the people who stay behind the goal was eliminated in conversion. The style recalls the Super Sidekicks, whose series was successful in arcades and no Neo Geo a partir de 1993. Now that I got to play on the machines.
The gameplay of the Super Soccer Champ it's good. The sound during the game is the cheerleader, without music, except when a goal where we heard a small sound snippet and see an animation of the players celebrating. There are digitized voices on opening, at the beginning of the game, fouling and goals.
At first the game offers a considerable degree of difficulty, but there is a point on the lawn where every kick is goal. Once we discovered that point the goal scorers become natural and the game becomes too easy. Are 7 items, as in a World Cup, but we need to win all the games to go pursuing until the title. The first lease ended the game already and he came fourth in the list of completed games Super Nintendo of my childhood, in the notebook that I keep until today.
And in my first serious match after nearly 25 years I managed to find the “máginco point” and be a champion again. Behold so my longplay from the Super Soccer Champ taking Brazil to the title (Nowadays it is only in the video game same), recorded at Super Nintendo and with RGB image with upscale to 1080p (Full HD) made by Framemeister XRGB Mini and captured by Elgato - Game Capture HD60 as costume. At glitch in the chart that changes the colors of the lawn was present at various times. I don't remember him there in the years 90 and I can't say why it occurred.
To terminate, follows the list of the items that were used to make the recording of the longplay from Super Soccer Champ, which have been shown here in Skooter Blog:
- Elgato - Game Capture HD60 - For capturing video in digital format and Full HD 60fps.
- Super Nintendo - US model
- Framemeister XRGB Mini - doing the upscale to the image Super Nintendo para 1080p Full HD.
- SD2SNES - The cartridge "magic" that reads my games from a simple SD card and works just like the original cartridges.
- RGB SCART Cable for Super Nintendo (CSYNC) com upgrade para Multicore Coax - Leading to RGB, best image possible to extract a Super Nintendo com hardware original, for the Framemeister.