International Superstar Soccer Deluxe

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International Superstar Soccer Deluxe
Publisher: Konami
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Peripherals supported: Team Player
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-8
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
£39.99[1] T-95196-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-95196-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-95196-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-95196-50
Sega Mega Drive
R$49.99 ?

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International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (ISS Deluxe) is a football game released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1996. It is a sequel to International Superstar Soccer, a Super NES game originally released in late 1994, and the second in the long-running International Superstar Soccer, now Pro Evolution Soccer series by Konami.


ISS Deluxe is an arcade-style football game played at an oblique viewing angle. The game lacks any sort of official licensing, so opts for 36 national teams comprised of fictional players (often loosely based on their real-life counterparts).



The earlier Super NES version of ISS Deluxe is notorious in South America for being redistributed as localised ROM hacks, replacing the teams and players with those from Argentina, Colombia or Peru. This has happened to this Mega Drive version too, becoming Futbol Argentino 96.


As a later Mega Drive release aimed at countries where association football is considered a national sport, ISS Deluxe is largely identical to its Super NES counterpart, save for minor palette differences (and a checkerboarding effect to mask the lack of alpha transparency) and lower quality audio samples. No attempt was made to let the game run at a full 320x224 (or 320x240) resolution.

Magazine articles

Main article: International Superstar Soccer Deluxe/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Player One (FR) #71: "Janvier 1997" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • CD Consoles (FR) #27: "xxxx xxxx" (xxxx-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №182, p90[1]
91 №50, p47
92 №59, p97
81 №51, p78/79[4]
95 №70, p104
92 №87
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
7 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
ISSD MD EU Box.jpg
ISSD MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, BR
ISSD MD BR Box.jpg
ISSD MD BR Cart.jpg
International Superstar Soccer Deluxe MD BR Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, FR

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe MD FR Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9bb3b180
MD5 494d00e7c0a3ee5448e6b82fa091bac8
SHA-1 ccc60352b43f8c3d536267dd05a8f2c0f3b73df6
2MB 1996-09 Cartridge (EU)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 182.pdf, page 90
  2. File:CVG UK 182.pdf, page 53
  3. File:CDConsoles FR 27.pdf, page 7
  4. File:MeanMachinesSega51UK.pdf, page 78