Joe Montana Football (8-bit)

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For other versions, see Joe Montana Football.

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  • Master System
  • Game Gear

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Joe Montana Football
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports[2][3][4][5]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
$29.9529.95[7] 7062
Sega Master System
EU
7062
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[8][9] 7062
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,8003,800 G-3305
Sega Game Gear
US
$39.9539.95[11][12] 2403
Sega Game Gear
EU
2403
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.9924.99[13][14] 2403
Sega Game Gear
BR
016040

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Joe Montana Football (ジョー・モンタナ フットボール) is an American football game for the Sega Master System developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega. Endorsed by National Football League star Joe Montana, the game was released in late 1990, and was ported to the Sega Game Gear the next year.

In North America, the Master System version was released alongside the redesigned Master System II console.

Magazine articles

Main article: Joe Montana Football (8-bit)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #4: "April/May 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-06: "June 1992" (1992-05-08)

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Console XS (UK) PAL
78
[18]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
43
[6]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
65
[19]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
64
[20]
Games-X (UK)
80
[21]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
75
[22]
Joystick (FR) PAL
60
[23]
Mean Machines (UK)
65
[24]
Mean Machines (UK)
65
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
65
[26]
Player One (FR)
65
[27]
Raze (UK)
68
[28]
Sega Power (UK)
56
[29]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[30]
Sega Pro (UK)
80
[31]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
78
[32]
Tilt (FR)
60
[33]
Sega Master System
66
Based on
17 reviews

Joe Montana Football (8-bit)

Master System, US
JMF SMS US Box.jpg
Cover
Joemontanafootball sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
JMF SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
JMF SMS AU cover.jpg
Cover
JMF SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
JMF SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
JMF SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
JMF SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[34]
Consoles + (FR)
30
[35]
Console XS (UK) PAL
85
[36]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
72
[37]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
67
[38]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
53
[39]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
72
[12]
Génération 4 (FR)
89
[40]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
83
[41]
Joystick (FR)
80
[42]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
67
[43]
Mean Machines (UK)
65
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
65
[44]
Play Time (DE)
68
[45]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
69
[14]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[46]
Sega Pro (UK)
82
[31]
Sega Pro (UK)
83
[47]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[48]
Sega Force (UK)
60
[13]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
54
[49]
Supergame (BR)
83
[50]
Sega Game Gear
71
Based on
22 reviews

Joe Montana Football (8-bit)

Game Gear, JP
JMF GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngJMF GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
JMF GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, US
JMF GG US Box Back.jpgJoe Montana GG US BoxSpine.jpgJMF GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
JMF GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Joemontanafootball gg us manual.pdf
Manual
JMF MD US Poster Back.jpgJMF MD US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
Game Gear, EU
JMF GG EU Box Back.jpgJoe Montana Football GG EU BoxSpine.jpgJMF GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
JMF GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
JoeMontanaFootball GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, BR
JoeMontana GG BR back.jpgNospine.pngJMF GG BR Box.jpg
Cover
Joemontanafootball gg br cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 0a9089e5
MD5 0ece8f9c0fde2eba92bbe9a500116ff0
SHA-1 7452f7286cee78ce4bbd05841a4d087fdfba12e3
256kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 4a98678b
MD5 5227e282029d0e31bb16949b52a041ba
SHA-1 253196b98d83b910c289b0211b6de025c66c916c
256kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 2e01ba6c
MD5 c74f379a93e9f667c375a316f8021afc
SHA-1 24c3b2cd18967b7141850d4f63b4992c3dad3ad4
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/BlueSky_Software
  2. File:JMF GG EU Box Back.jpg
  3. File:JMF GG JP Box Front.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
  5. File:JMF SMS EU Box.jpg
  6. 6.0 6.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 18
  7. GamePro, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 66
  8. Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 41
  9. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 16
  10. GamePro, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 95
  11. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 86
  12. 12.0 12.1 GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 62
  13. 13.0 13.1 Sega Force, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 64
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 35
  15. Sega Visions, "Summer 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 10
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 142
  17. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 4
  18. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 142
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 140
  20. GamePro, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 62
  21. Games-X, "3rd May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-26), page 21
  22. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 73
  23. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 144
  24. Mean Machines, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-05-01), page 86
  25. 25.0 25.1 Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 73
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 133
  27. Player One, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 38
  28. Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 40
  29. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 36
  30. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 57
  31. 31.0 31.1 Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 67
  32. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71
  33. Tilt, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 57
  34. Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1992" (JP; 1992-05-08), page 31
  35. Consoles +, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 137
  36. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 148
  37. Computer & Video Games, "March 1992 (Go! Issue 5)" (UK; 1992-02-15), page 18
  38. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 167
  39. Famitsu, "1992-05-29" (JP; 1992-05-15), page 37
  40. Génération 4, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 156
  41. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 57
  42. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 132
  43. Micromanía (segunda época), "Agosto 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 69
  44. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  45. Play Time, "4/92" (DE; 1992-03-04), page 82
  46. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 48
  47. Sega Pro, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 18
  48. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  49. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
  50. Supergame, "Setembro 1992" (BR; 1992-09-xx), page 41


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Joe Montana Football (Mega Drive) (Master System/Game Gear) (DOS) (1990) | Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football (1991) | NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Starring Joe Montana (1992) | Joe Montana's NFL Football (1993) | NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (1993) | NFL '95 (1994) | Prime Time NFL Football Starring Deion Sanders (1995) | NFL '97 (1996) | NFL 98 (1997)
Joe Montana NFL Football (IBM PC) (unreleased)
College Football
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NFL 2K Series
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