The first video game adaptaion of ''CaptainTsubasa'' was made by ''{{Tecmo}}''' for [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem Nintendo Famicom]] in 1988. The game adapts the second part of the original Manga, as the titular Tsubasa Ozora leads his Nankatsu Middle School's soccer club through a National Tournament against Hyuga Kojiro's Toho FC, toward the finale of U-16 World Cup division in France against West Germany Youth Jr. The American adaptation of the game is made in 1992 under the name ''Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game'', which was heavily altered and censored because of an [[CulturalTranslation Americanization policy]].

The game is known for its innovation of "Soccer RPG" or "Soccer Simulation" genre where a match is played in cinematic nature, as you input commands via menus for the players to do serveral actions then watch the outcomes. Winning a match levels up your team and lets you proceed to another match. Losing results in either rewinding into playing with the previous team or replay the same match with your team slightly leveled up. The game was postiively revieved, though in 1990, the sequel ''Captain Tsubasa Vol.II: Super Striker'' was released only in Japan, and was considered a huge improvement in the previous game, with heavily improved gameplay and pace as well as its own AlternateUniverse stoly line that depicts its own version of the ''World Youth'' arc of the manga back when the manga only existed in loose concepts of characters and plot. ''Captain Tsubasa 2'' was a huge CultClassic among fans, and Tecmo spanned six more games toward the end of 1994.

In 1995, ''{{Bandai}}'' was given the rights to make two Captain Tsubasa J, which ends up with horrible quality. On the other hand, ''{{Konami}}'' establish serveral of its own games based on the manga with better quality, albiet with mixed opinions among each game. Throughout 2000s, several games were created to cover both original manga, ''Road to 2002'', and ''Golden 23'' arc. The most recent ''Captain Tsubsasa'' game was a Japanese web social game called ''Captain Tsubasa - Tsukurou Dream Team'' in 2011, using the basic concept of Tecmo's system with an ability to customize your team to compate with other users online, or participate in a single player campaign mode.

The list of Tecmo's Captain Tsuabasa video games including:
* ''Captain Tsubasa'' (1988 - Famicom) / ''Tecmo Cup: Soccer Game'' (1992 - NES)
* ''Captain Tsubasa Vol.II: Super Striker'' (1990 - Famicom)
* ''Captain Tsubasa III: Koutei no Chousen (1992 - Super Famicom)
* ''Captain Tsubasa VS (1992- Game Boy)
* ''Captain Tsubasa IV: Pro no Rival Tachi (1993 - Super Famicom)
* ''Tecmo Cup: Football Game'' (1993 - SegaGenesis)
* ''Captain Tsubasa (1994 - [[SegaCD Mega CD]])
* ''Captain Tsubasa V: Hasha no Shōgō Campione (1994 - Super Famicom)

The list of Bandai's Captain Tsuabasa video games including:
* ''Captain Tsubasa J: The Way to World Youth'' (1995 - Super Famicom)
* ''Captain Tsubasa J: Zenkoku Seiha Heno Chōsen'' (1995 - GameBoy)
* ''Captain Tsubasa (2006 - PlayStation2)

The list of Konami's Captain Tsuabasa video games including:
* ''Captain Tsubasa J: Get In The Tomorrow'' (1995 - PlayStation)
* ''Captain Tsubasa: Ōgon Sedai no Chōsen'' (2002 - NintendoGamecube)
* ''Captain Tsubasa: Aratanaru Densetsu Josho'' (2002 - PlayStation)
* ''Captain Tsubasa: Eikō no Kiseki'' (2002 - GameBoyAdvance)
* ''Captain Tsubasa: New Kick Off'' (2010 - NintendoDS)

The list of other Captain Tsuabasa video games including:
* ''Captain Tsubasa: Jikkyo Typing'' (2003 - PC)
* ''Captain Tsubasa Mini-game'' (Mobile)
* ''Captain Tsubasa: Golden-23-Asia Gekito Hen'' (Mobile)
* ''Captain Tsubasa: Nankatsu vs. Toho'' (Mobile)
* ''Captain Tsubasa - Tsukurou Dream Team'' (2011)

{{Touhou}} fandom also made an AffectionateParody video game based on Captain Tsubasa 2, entitled: [[VideoGame/TouhouSoccer Touhou Soccer Moushuuden]] on PC.

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!! Tecmo's ''Captain Tsubasa'' series contains examples of the following tropes:
* TheAce: Team captains have a lot better stats than regular players.
* AchillesHeel: Meon is weak against air balls, leading Tsubasa into developping Drive Overhead Shoot.
* ArtificialStupidity: Easier opponent teams will refuse to shoot even when it's the best chance to score; instead, they will play around by passing and throughing. Allowing your players to try to intercept the ball.
* AlternateUniverse
* AwesomeButImpractical: Cyclone costs 400 Guts, and heavily injures Tsubasa's leg in ''3''.
* BadassBoast: Schneider in ''3'' boasts of his team members being top ranked at the kickoff against Germany Youth... then he blasts you with his Neo-Fire Shoot.
* BelligerentSexualTension: [[ButtMonkey Ishizaki]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Yoko Katagiri]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation: An incompleted Captain Tsubasa V's patch "Boy's Soccer Team 5" has an incredibly amount of {{Engrish}}, mistakes Misugi for Misaki, and calls Shun Nitta "Shinta".
* BoringButPractical, one-two passes combinations, particularly Tsubasa-Misaki's Golden Combi and Tachibana Bros' Gemini Attack. They can be exectute from anwhere (in opposed to normal 1-2s that require two players close to each other) and cost low guts, allowing you sip pass the opponent's lines easily.
* ButtMonkey: Morisaki is this to the memetic level, because his stat is so poor he can hardly catch anything.
** Adverted sighly on Captain Tsubasa from Sega CD where he actually can stop regular shots and some weak special shots, however he can't stop any special shots from the main characters.
* CantCatchUp: While regular players do have chances against the opponents, those chances wear thinner and thinner as DifficultySpike starts telling you only a few key players can score effectively.
* ChillyReception: Pro leagues don't accept Japanese players so easily.
* CriticalHitClass: Wakabayashi, since he doesn't have a special save, he has high critical rate instead.
** Actually before Captain Tsubasa V there is a chance (which seems 5%) where any player can do an critical move like: dribble, pass, shot, head shot, volley shot, tackle or block.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: AI has infinite Guts
** Computer gets a lot of luck when attacking and easily get the ball you punched away quickly. Sometimes, CPU will keep spamming attacks until it eventually score.
** The CPU is also willing to abuse the "no offside" rule. If your team is far up, it may pass the ball toward the striker in the position no one in your team can catch up with.
** However this is inverted in Captain Tsubasa V: the CPU team does consume guts, but at 50% of the real cost. Also the player can now use the offside trap against the CPU team. However that doesn't work well with some character like Scheneider, Alexion or Arantes.
* CurbStompBattle/ControllableHelplessness: Dream FC vs Hamburg in Tecmo Cup: Football Game. You can't really do much because you're underleveled.
* CulturalTranslation: The two ''Tecmo Cup'' games.
* CuteSportsClubManager: Katagiri's younger sister Youko.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Musashi FC's Misugi plays only in the second half, though he's powerful enough to makes things even worse for ''you''. Same goes with Brazil Youth's Coimbra.
** Inverted to the hell with Ramcane from Belgium in Captain Tsubasa III. He becames so weak that ''even Morisaki'' has better stats than him!
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If you idle at the beginning of a match, [[CombatCommentator the commentator]] will start complaining or falling asleep.
* {{Expy}}: ''Tecmo Cup'' games have cast which reflects the original cast.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Like in the manga, Roberto wears black eyeglasses when he manages the Brazilian Youth team.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Nitta in ''5'']]
* FastBallSpecial: Aside from the Tachibana Bros, China Youth have the Li Brothers that can do powerful air shot in a similar acrobatic fashion.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: ''Captain Tsubasa VS'' takes place during the childhood arc, but somehow you get to play the World Cup, and even against the international all star team at the end of the game.
* GlassCannon: While Misugi's one of the better players, his gut consumes is also higher, and it simply drops to 0 after awhile.
* HarderThanHard: By the ''2'''s midgame, Sao Paolo FC is pit against All Japan Youth. Sao Paolo has only Tsubasa, while Japan are made of every best player of Japan except Wakabayashi.
** Taken to a literal extreme in the match between Sao Paulo vs Milan in Captain Tsubasa IV. Only 2 players can beat the GK (Tsubasa and Ishizaki), while the rest of the team, ''including the defense'' can beat your GK!
* MarriedToTheJob: The main angst involving Sanae is that, unlike in ''Road to 2002'' manga, Tsubasa leaves her behind in Japan while he continues playing soccer in Brazil and Italy. (Though this is taken from the original manga, when Tsubasa left after graduating from junior high.)
* NintendoHard: Nearly ALL the games from the series are really infamous for this. The difficulty spike is so big that most of the matches after the 1st one will be harder than expected.
* OverratedAndUnderLeveled: Wakabayashi. While his stats are indeed better than Wakashimazu, the difficulty and his gameplay style which relies on critical catches make him somewhat less reliable during the middle of the game, when Wakashimazu's [[WallJump Sankoku Tobi]] is still an effective method to catch things.
** By the time he is the preferred keeper in the last portion of the game, Wakabayashi tends to get overwheimed by powerful shots to the point a player have to rely more on punching, and even then an unlucky shoot made by a {{Mook}} may get pass him. So much for the SGGK.
*** However this is inverted in Captain Tsubasa V where Wakashimazu is really weaker than Wakabayashi in most of the ocassions and even Wakabayashi can stop the Star Boost from Alexion. And to make it better he can stop ALL THE SHOTS outside the Penalty area!!!
* RecurringCharacter: Gill and Renato stay with Sao Paolo in every game the team present.
** Even more, Gill is the best attacker on their team (and one of the best overall) in Captain Tsubasa V if we don't consider the special techniques, beating ''even Nitta!!!''. However Renato... is more like Morisaki by that moment.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Doutor and Amaral, the featureless defenders in your team who actually become the members of the FinalBoss squad.
** Sadly they didn't managed to appear in Captain Tsubasa V.
* SNKBoss: Milan Team from Captain Tsubasa IV Scenario II. The WHOLE Team is extremely strong, they have 2 players with ''unstopable'' special shots (Stratto and Pipin) and the rest of the team, ''including the defense'' are extremely strong and can defeat your GK. On the other side, you have only Tsubasa and Ishizaki who can beat their GK.
** And Captain Tsubasa V took this to a literal extreme with [[spoiler: Canarias Stars, the BonusBoss from this game]]. They seems to be normal players... but just check their stats... there are 3 players who can defeat ''ANY'' GK (including Muller and [[spoiler: Savievic]]) without any effort: [[spoiler: No.2 Leonidas]] with his Overhead Kick, [[spoiler: No.15 Garrincha]] with just ''dribbling'' your GK and the most dangerous, [[spoiler: No.10 ''Arantes'']] with just doing a ''normal shot'' inside the PK area... outside the area, only Wakabayashi can resist this, but as for the rest... good luck. Oh and I forgot someone extremely important: their GK [[spoiler: Gylmar]] can ''catch most of the shots even specials ones!!!''
* [[CombatCommentator Soccer Commentator]]: Who is totally biased ''against'' your team.
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