J.League Pro Striker 2

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J.League Pro Striker 2
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: J.League
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Peripherals supported: Team Player
Genre: Sports[1][2] (football)

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥7,8007,800 G-5540
Sega Mega Drive
(Jitsuenyou Sample)

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J.League Pro Striker 2 (Jリーグプロストライカー2) is the sequel to the football game J.League Pro Striker, created by Sega in 1994 for the Sega Mega Drive.


As the name suggests, J.League Pro Striker 2 features teams from the Japanese J.League, specifically the 12 teams which competed in the 1994 season:

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



Initially, the game was developed by the 1993 iteration of Sega CS3, featuring developers that were concurrently working on the Mega Drive games Streets of Rage 3 and OutRunners, all produced by Makoto Oshitani. However, it was released 3 months after a reorganization of Sega's development departments,[3], which predates the game being revealed to the public,[4] so had to be finished by Sega CS4, some of whose members are given special thanks, and with Koichi Nagata also credited as producer. It also gives special thanks to various members of Sega AM1, at least one of whom, Attila Vass, is known to have worked on The J.League 1994 which released the same month, suggesting the two teams may have influenced the other's work.


A ROM hack of this game known as Futbol Argentino 96 was unofficially distributed in South America, similarly to other football games like International Superstar Soccer Deluxe which were notorious for being redistributed as localised ROM hacks across the continent, replacing the teams and players with those from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia or Peru.

Production credits

In-game credits
Pro Striker 2 MD credits.pdf

Magazine articles

Main article: J.League Pro Striker 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-07: "July 1994" (1994-06-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-08: "August 1994" (1994-07-08)

Physical scans

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J.League Pro Striker 2

Mega Drive, JP
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JLeagueProStriker2 MD JP Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, JP (Jitsuenyou Sample)
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Technical information

Main article: J.League Pro Striker 2/Technical information.


J.League Pro Striker 2

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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