Dino Dini's Soccer

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

Number of players: 1-4 (simultaneous) 1-24 (alternating)
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    Sega Mega Drive
    £49.9949.99[2] T-70276-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK

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    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.



    Unlike the Kick Off games, Dino Dini's Soccer only features national teams.

    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Antilles
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • England
    • Equador
    • Estonia
    • Ethiopia
    • Faeroe Islands
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Holland
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Indonesia
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Ivory Coast
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Latvia
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Malta
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Milawi
    • Morroco
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Northern Ireland
    • North Korea
    • Norway
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • RCS
    • Rep. of Ireland
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • San Marino
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Scotland
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sudan
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Trinidad
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Uruguay
    • U.A.E.
    • U.S.A.
    • Venezuela
    • Wales
    • Zaire
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    "RCS" represents Czechoslovakia, which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia a year before the game's release.

    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 (UK) #157: "December 1994" (1994-11-15)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    85 [3]
    77 №6, p13
    88 [4]
    55 №48, p154
    91 №39, p60/61
    Sega Mega Drive
    Based on
    5 reviews

    Mega Drive, EU
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    Mega Drive, PT

    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)


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