Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90

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Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90
System(s): PC Engine
Publisher: Human Entertainment
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥5,5005,500 HM90003


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Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90 (フォーメーション・サッカー・ヒューマンカップ'90) is a football game developed and published by Human Entertainment for the PC Engine.


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Gameplay screenshot of a match between England and Spain.

Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90 is played from a top-down perspective and adheres to most of the sport's rules. When in control of the ball, pressing performs a strong kick while is used to pass the ball. When not in control of the ball, is used to perform a sliding tackle, and  RUN  switches control between players. When setting up a match, the player(s) can choose which team formation to use, and whether to invert the controls or not.

Only two modes are available to play. In Exhibition mode, up to four players (two players per team) can play a single match with any amount of time between 1 and 99 minutes. In Human Cup, one or two players play a series of matches against computer-controlled teams. Progress in the Human Cup mode is saved via password, which is inputted by entering directions on the D-Pad.


Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90 has 16 national teams to choose from:

  • Argentina Argentina
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Denmark Denmark
  • United Kingdom England
  • France France
  • Netherlands Holland
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Poland Poland
  • Spain Spain
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • United States of America USA
  • Soviet Union USSR
  • Germany West Germany
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

England is represented using the flag for the United Kingdom in this game.


An updated version, renamed Formation Soccer: Human Cup '92, was later released as part of Human Sports Festival for Super CD-ROM² hardware.

Production credits

  • Main Program: Ryouji Amano
  • Program: Mitsutoshi Kiyono, Kengo Mori
  • Graphic: Takeshi Onozaki, Yasuyuki Kataoka
  • Sound Driver: Tohru Hayashi
  • Sound: Masaki Hashimoto, Takahiro Wakuta
  • Package Illust: Yuichi Kobayashi
  • Advisor: Masato Masuda
  • Special Thanks: Chachamaru, Hiroaki Togawa
  • Debugger: Yuichi Yoshimura, Nobuo Fujisaki
  • Presented by: Human Creative
Take It Easy ! See You Soon !!
In-game credits[1]

Magazine articles

Main article: Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

NEC Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №104, p102[2]
58 №20, p14[3]
PC Engine
Based on
2 reviews

PC Engine, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 85a1e7b6
MD5 229eadd97abff922f2e3911f91f6a871
SHA-1 d53db608475ca26ff81837dc43b40726bd0440a5
256kB Card (JP)


Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90

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Formation Soccer games for NEC systems
Formation Soccer: Human Cup '90 (1990) | Formation Soccer on J.League (1994) | Formation Soccer 95 della Serie A (1995)
Human Sports Festival (1992)