NeoGeo Cup '98 - The Road to the Victory © 1998 SNK.
Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID: NGM-244
Control: 8-way joystick
=> Attack > [A] Shoot/Low pass, [B] High pass, [C] Short pass
=> Defense > [A] Sliding, [B] Rough play/Tackle, [C] Action player shift
NeoGeo Cup '98 was released in May 1998. It was actually a hack of "Super Sidekicks 3" made by SNK themselves. His subtitle is a homage for "Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory"
A serious bug: Using a USA bios rom if you insert a coin on the 'winners don't use drugs' screen on a single slot the games will use the neogeo bios s1 tileset rather than the game tiles, this causes most of the graphics to be hidden and the games to be unplayable, it will also end up using the mainboard z80 bios so sound will be broken, the games should fix themselves if you let them run another attract loop after gameover, on a multi-slot the games will reset. This is one of the first 4 'gigapower' games, the bug was fixed after that.
* View The Name List : At title screen hold A+B+C and press Start to begin.
* Each team has 0, 1, 2, or 3 strengths. It stands to reason that the best team will probably have 3 strengths, unless you like an unusual combination like attack & defense. Here are the 16 teams that have 3 strengths : Croatia, Nigeria, Italy, France, Holland, Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Colombia, Mexico, Romania, Portugal, Yugoslavia
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5. NeoGeo Cup '98 - The Road to the Victory [Model NGM-244] (1998)
President : Eikichi Kawasaki
Director : H. Kawano
Planners : SNK R&D Center, Fighting Shooter
Chief programmer : Uzumasa SeVEN
Main programmers : EJ2OWRX, Yuritaro
Programmer : Toppo George
Sound : Ackey, Pearl Shibakichi
Designers : Kanitoru, Performaru, Shio Shio Shio(c), Gow Travolta, Daisy "Tateko", Toooooooooohru, Nelson Pigu, Tenuking, Blendy Cop, Lisa-Nari, Silicone Grown, Kaoline
Models : Tom Powell, Bug Stopper (Bug Stoper), H. Kawano, Mic-Senbey, Love&Soul, Gow Travolta, Daisy "Tateko", Tenuking, Performaru-2, George. Y, Tom Karji, J. Miki, GC8-WRX, Jichoh Ninomiya
[JP] SNK Neo-Geo AES (jul.30, 1998; "NeoGeo Cup '98 - The Road to the Victory [Model NGH-244]")
SNK Neo-Geo Pocket [JP] (Oct. 28, 1998; "NeoGeo Cup '98 - The Road to the Victory [Model NEOP00020]")
SNK Neo-Geo Pocket Color [JP] (Apr. 15, 1998; "NeoGeo Cup '98 Plus - The Road to the Victory [Model NEOP00390]")