Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football

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Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-4065
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9959.99[3] 1209
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
1209
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1209
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5] 1209
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?























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Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football (ジョー・モンタナII スポーツトークフットボール) is the sequel to Joe Montana Football, released by Sega in 1991 exclusively on the Sega Mega Drive.

Gameplay

Despite its name, Joe Montana II is an almost entirely different game to the original John Madden Football, the most promient difference being that games are played "horizontally" rather than "vertically". There are also two levels of "zoom", with the camera closing in on the action when appropriate.

Also new is the concept of an in-game announcer, whose comments occur continuously in real time in accordance with the action (as opposed to the previous method of only having voice samples after plays (or in the case of other sports, hits, goals, etc.)), similar to how American football is broadcast on television. This was considered a selling point for the game, and was advertised as part of the Sports Talk series, which includes Sports Talk Baseball and this game's sequels, NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Starring Joe Montana and NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (as well as College Football's National Championship).

While the concept of in-game commentary would become a standard across most forms of video game American football (and sports gamsein general), Joe Montana II stands as one of the first to bring this feature to home consoles. Here, however, the voiceover is very primitive, with sentences constructed from monotone words, lacking any sense of tone or flow.

Sega would actually move away form in-game commentary for a few years - it does not exist in NFL '95 or its sequels, nor does it appear in the Sega Mega-CD game Joe Montana's NFL Football.

Production credits

  • Programmed by: Maca B. Johnson, Hoss Stephens
  • Artists: Chuck Osieja, Scott Seidel
  • Art Director: Dana Christianson
  • Speech, Music and Sounds: Kathryn Francavilla, Mark Guidas, Ray Frericks, Jeff Fort
  • Technical Advisor: Tom Walsh
  • Voice: Lon Simmons
  • Produced by: Scott Berfield
  • Special Thanks to: Jerry Markota, Scott Rohde
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[7]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[8]
Ação Games (BR)
88
[9]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
80
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
78
[11]
Console XS (UK) PAL
85
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
80
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
65
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[15]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
100
[17]
Gamers (DE)
73
[18]
Games-X (UK)
60
[19]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
83
[20]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
80
[21]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
77
[22]
Joypad (FR)
80
[23]
Joystick (FR) PAL
90
[24]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
52
[25]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
53
[26]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[27]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
85
[28]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
83
[29]
Mean Machines (UK)
83
[30]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
83
[31]
Player One (FR)
52
[32]
Play Time (DE)
87
[33]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[34]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[35]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
75
[36]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
76
[37]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
78
[38]
Supergame (BR)
92
[39]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
80
[40]
Video Games (DE)
58
[41]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
35 reviews

Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football

Mega Drive, JP
JoeMontanaII MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
JoeMontana2 MD JP CartTop.jpg
JoeMontanaII MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
JoeMontana2 MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
JMII MD JP pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, US
JoeMontanaII MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Joe Montana II Sports Talk MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
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Cover
Sportstalkfootball md us cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic; newer)
JoeMontanaII MD US Box SegaClassic.jpg
Cover
Sportstalkfootball md us cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
JoeMontanaII MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
JoeMontanaII MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU (MPR-14356A)

JMII MD EU MPR-14356A pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, EU (MPR-13654)

JMII MD EU MPR-13654 pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
JMII MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
JoeMontanaII MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a45da893
MD5 853ca91d72d5ed10212cbc725dfb914f
SHA-1 ce006ff3b9bcd71fef4591a63a80d887004abe77
1MB 1991-09 Cartridge v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f2363a4a
MD5 00820ca4790d5a9de2c441f895f915ce
SHA-1 3925623fafb79a7e8467e9b6fe70361c147cbfd3
1MB 1991-09 Cartridge v00

References

  1. File:JoeMontanaII MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. 3.0 3.1 GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 57
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Power, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 11
  5. Sega Power, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-02), page 45
  6. Supergame, "Março 1992" (BR; 1992-03-xx), page 46
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 143
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 149
  9. Ação Games, "Abril 1992" (BR; 1992-04-xx), page 32
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1992" (DE; 1992-02-14), page 118
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 34
  12. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 131
  13. Computer & Video Games, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-15), page 36
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 22
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 28
  16. Famitsu, "1992-01-31" (JP; 1992-01-17), page 38
  17. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 56
  18. Gamers, "Februar/März 1992" (DE; 1992-xx-xx), page 53
  19. Games-X, "12th-18th December 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 25
  20. Game Informer, "January/February 1992" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 7
  21. Hippon Super, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-07), page 99
  22. Hobby Consolas, "Abril 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 90
  23. Joypad, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-02-1x), page 98
  24. Joystick, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 144
  25. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  26. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  27. Mega Force, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1992-01-15), page 90
  28. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 14
  29. Mean Machines, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-28), page 160
  30. Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 74
  31. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 139
  32. Player One, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-05-10), page 106
  33. Play Time, "(8/9)/92" (DE; 1992-07-08), page 91
  34. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 32
  35. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 72
  36. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  37. Sega Force, "Februrary 1992" (UK; 1992-01-23), page 76
  38. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  39. Supergame, "Maio 1992" (BR; 1992-05-xx), page 38
  40. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "December 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 42
  41. Video Games, "8/92" (DE; 1992-07-22), page 48


Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football

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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
NFL 2K (1999) | NFL 2K1 (2000) | NFL 2K2 (2001) | NFL 2K3 (2002) | ESPN NFL Football (2003) | ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004)