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Kick Off 3: European Challenge

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Kick Off 3: European Challenge
Publisher: VIC Tokai
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: UniSound v1.1 (Ash Hogg)
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £44.95[1] T-23086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    ?F T-23086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM ? T-23086-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    ES
    ?Ptas T-23086-50




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    Kick Off 3: European Challenge is a football game developed by Steve Screech for Anco Games as a sequel to Kick Off 2 (which made it to the Sega Mega Drive in the altered form of Super Kick Off). VIC Tokai published a version for the Mega Drive in 1994.

    Gameplay

    There are roughly 2,000 frames of player animations in Kick Off 3[3].

    History

    Development

    Unlike its predecessors, Kick Off 3 had no involvement from lead programmer Dino Dini, and thus plays very differently to other games in the series, having a "horizontal" pitch as opposed to a "vertical" one. Due to these radical changes, the game was met with controversy upon release. Dino Dini released his own football game around the same time for the Amiga titled Goal!, which made its way onto the Mega Drive as Dino Dini's Soccer.

    The team sought the advice of then Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan to determine where players should stand during free and corner kicks[4].

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Kick Off 3: European Challenge/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    SegaMagazine UK 11.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK)

    #11: "November 1994" (1994-10-xx)


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    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    90 №151, p59[6]
    71 №7, p15
    81 №27, p42/43
    60 №49, p118
    44 №40, p51
    Sega Mega Drive
    69
    Based on
    5 reviews

    Mega Drive, EU
    KickOff3 MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    KickOff3 MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 bc37401a
    MD5 640b900fc064c6962dc6160b8a033bf8
    SHA-1 e449cfd4f9d59cf28b4842d465022a399964d0d6
    1MB 1994-09 Cartridge (EU)

    References