J.League Pro Striker

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J.League Pro Striker
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Peripherals supported: Team Player
Genre: Sports[1][2]

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥8,8008,800 G-5518
Sega Mega Drive
¥8,8008,800 G-5526

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J.League Pro Striker (Jリーグプロストライカー) is a 1993 football game for the Sega Mega Drive by Sega. It was the first in a long line of J.League games developed by Sega after acquiring the license to the franchise for their consoles (but it was not the first J.League game on a Sega system — Game Arts's J.League Champion Soccer, released a few months earlier on the MD, was).

J.League Pro Striker was originally launched on 23 April 1993, however a bug caused these initial copies of the game to recalled. A modified version was released on 18 June 1993.


As the name suggests, J.League Pro Striker features teams from the Japanese J.League, specifically the 10 teams which competed in the 1993 season:

  • Gamba Osaka
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Verdy Kawasaki
  • Yokohama Flügels
  • Yokohama Marinos
  • Kashima Antlers
  • Shimizu S-Pulse

Incidentally this was the first year of the J.League's existence, so is, by extension, one of the first J.League-branded video games.



The game was followed by J.League Pro Striker Perfect and later J.League Pro Striker 2.

Production credits

Notes: JEF is JEF United Ichihara Chiba, CEMIC is ???, AUPA is "Studio AUPA", and WRITER is mentioned on the intro splash screens

Magazine articles

Main article: J.League Pro Striker/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-05: "May 1993" (1993-04-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-07: "July 1993" (1993-06-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 [3]
83 [4]
88 [5][6]
48 №228, p40
70 №1993-06, p41
68 №10, p44
72 №3, p19
88 №6, p72
93 №19, p48-51
91 [7]
90 №21, p62/63
76 №9, p28/29
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, JP (Modified)
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JLeagueProStriker MD JP Cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2d5b7a11
MD5 f5f52249a5dc851864254935e185ea72
SHA-1 1e437182fab2980156b101a53623c3c2f27c3a6c
1MB 1993-03 Cartridge (JP) v03
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ec229156
MD5 dea9dd7a01d774ccdfe68c835fe55a8a
SHA-1 d3dcc24e50373234988061d3ef56c16d28e580ad
1MB 1993-03 Cartridge (JP) v00


J.League-sponsored football games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
J.League Champion Soccer (1993) | J.League Pro Striker (1993) | J.League Pro Striker Kanzenban (1993) | J.League Pro Striker 2 (1994) | Pro Striker Final Stage (1995)
The J. League 1994 (1994)
Sega Game Gear
J.League GG Pro Striker '94 (1994) | J.League Soccer Dream Eleven (1995)
Sega Saturn
Victory Goal (1995) | Victory Goal '96 (1996) | J.League Victory Goal '97 (1997) | J.League Go Go Goal! (1997) | J.League Jikkyou Honoo no Striker (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
J.League Spectacle Soccer (2002)
See also: Soccer Tsuku