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Joe Montana Football (8-bit)

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For other versions, see Joe Montana Football.

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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[1][2][3]






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
$29.95[4] 7062
Sega Master System
UK
£29.99[6][7] 7062
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7062
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7062
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7062
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3305
Sega Game Gear
US
$39.95 2403
Sega Game Gear
EU
2403
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99 2403
Sega Game Gear
BR
016040

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The "8-bit" version of 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, later ported to the Sega Game Gear. It was released around the same time as the Mega Drive version, but is an entirely different game.

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

SegaVisions US 04.pdfSegaVisions US 04.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (US) #4: "April/May 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #5: "Summer 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[13]
  • (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[14]

SegaVisions US 06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

SegaVisions US 06.pdfSegaVisions US 06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #29: "December 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[15]

BeepMD JP 1992-06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1992-06: "June 1992" (1992-05-08)

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
64 [16]
80 [17]
75 [18]
60 [19]
65 [20]
65 [21]
68 [22]
56 [23]
60 [24]
80 [25]
60 [26]
Sega Master System
67
Based on
11 reviews

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 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
30 [27]
72 [28]
72 [29]
89 [30]
83 [31]
80 [32]
65 [33]
69 [12]
85 [34]
82 [25]
83 №11, p18/19
60 [11]
Sega Game Gear
73
Based on
12 reviews

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.jpgNospine.pngJMF 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.jpgNospine.pngJMF GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
JMF GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
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. File:JMF GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. File:JMF GG JP Box Front.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (archived: 2018-12-07 04:57)
  4. GamePro, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 66
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 18
  6. Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 41
  7. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 16
  8. GamePro, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 95
  9. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 86
  10. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 62
  11. 11.0 11.1 Sega Force, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 64
  12. 12.0 12.1 Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 35
  13. Sega Visions, "Summer 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 10
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 142
  15. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 4
  16. GamePro, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 60/62/64 (62)
  17. Games-X, "3rd May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-26), page 21
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 73 (65)
  19. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 144
  20. Mean Machines, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-05-01), page 86/87 (86)
  21. Player One, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 38
  22. Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 40/41 (40)
  23. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 36
  24. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 57
  25. 25.0 25.1 Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 67
  26. Tilt, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 80/81 (80)
  27. Consoles +, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 137
  28. Computer & Video Games, "March 1992 (Go! Issue 5)" (UK; 1992-02-15), page 18
  29. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 60 (62)
  30. Génération 4, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 156
  31. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 65 (57)
  32. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 132
  33. Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 73
  34. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 48


American Football games published by Sega
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
College Football's National Championship (1994) | College Football's National Championship II (1995) | NCAA College Football 2K2 (2001) | NCAA College Football 2K3 (2002)
NFL 2K Series
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