Dino Dini's Soccer

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Dino Dini's Soccer
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Krisalis/Shaun Hollingworth
Peripherals supported: Team Player
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-4 (simultaneous) 1-24 (alternating)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
£? T-70276-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-70276-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-70276-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-70276-50

Dino Dini's Soccer is a top-down football game for the Sega Mega Drive programmed by Dino Dini, the man behind the first two Kick Off games by Anco Games. It was only released in Europe.

Dino Dini's Soccer is a retooled version of an earlier Amiga game, Goal!, sporting superior graphics and support for four players via Sega's Team Player peripheral. Though this has not been confirmed, it has been suggested that during development Dino Dini's Soccer was set to be a straight port of Goal! with no extra features (this being the situation with the SNES version, which despite its name, was not personally handled by Dino Dini like this Mega Drive release). An unconfirmed working title appears to have been Dino Dini's Goal!.

As a spiritual sequel to Kick Off 2 (or Super Kick Off, as it appeared on the Mega Drive), Dino Dini's Soccer offers similar gameplay but with the addition of smarter AI, multiple cameras and improved presentation.

Production credits

  • Concept, Design and Code by: Dino Dini
  • Conversion by: Dino Dini
  • Produced by: Pam Dini
  • Produced for Virgin by: Michael Merren
  • Graphics by: Design Systems
  • Theme Tune by: Allister Brimble
  • Audio by: Krisalis Software Ltd
  • Music Driver by: S.Hollingworth
  • Other Music and FM SFX by: Matt Furniss
  • Additional Samples by: Dino Dini
  • Team Data by: Michael Merren
  • Playtesters: Dino Dini, Pam Dini, Michael Merren, Michael Wenn, Tony Byus, Alon Malka, Carl Perrin
  • Published by: Virgin I.E.
  • A Dini and Dini Production
  • Copyright (C) Dino Dini 1993-1994
  • All Rights Reserved Worldwide
  • Dedicated to Our Daughter Chance

Magazine articles

Main article: Dino Dini's Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


CVG UK 157.pdf

Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #157: "December 1994" (1994-11-15)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №157, p84/85[2]
77 №6, p13
88 №26, p112/113[1]
55 №48, p154
91 №39, p60/61
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
5 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
DinoDinisSoccer MD EU Box.jpg
DinoDinisSoccer MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4608f53a
MD5 6a492e2983b2bc306eec905411ee24a8
SHA-1 49d4a654dd2f393e43a363ed171e73cd4c8ff4f4
1MB 1994-07 Cartridge (EU)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf, page 112
  2. File:CVG UK 157.pdf, page 84