Marko's Magic Football

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Marko's Magic Football
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Domark
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
Time Warner Interactive (US)
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS
Genre: Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    T-88086
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    T-88086-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £44.9944.99[6][7] T-88086-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $129.95129.95[8] FMAR04SMC
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    046630
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    T-88025-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    T-88078-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[9] T-88078-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK

    Marko's Magic Football, known simply as Marko in North America, is a 1994 platform game developed and published by Domark for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD and Sega Game Gear. The Mega-CD and Game Gear versions were released exclusively in Europe, though the Mega-CD port was unofficially brought to the US via Good Deal Games who started selling unlicensed reproductions sometime in the 2000s.

    Gameplay

    In Marko's Magic Football you play as Marko, a football player who uses his football to complete various platforming tasks.

    History

    Development

    Marko's Magic Football was the idea of Domark's Mark Strachan (the "Mark" in "Domark") where it was tentatively titled Mark's Football Game[1]. Development was handled internally by Domark's development group, The Kremlin[1].

    Much of the artwork was sketched out, then digitised on an Amiga 2000 running Deluxe Paint IV[1].

    A Sega Master System version was reportedly in development at some stage too, although was cancelled.

    Comic adaptation

    Sonic the Comic included "Marko's Magic Football" comics strips. The single story arc was ruunning from issue #41 to issue #46. It's one of the few comic strips in Sonic the Comic that is based off 3rd party game.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Marko's Magic Football Marko's Magic Football
    English (US) Marko Marko

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    • Programming: Warren Mills, Michael A Carr
    • Additional Programming: Chris West, Paul Margrave
    • Game Engine: Warren Mills
    • Animation: Jolyon Myers
    • Backgrounds: Tony West
    • Additional Backgrounds: Jolyon Myers, Matt Hicks
    • Music Score: Jolyon Myers
    • Sound Effects: Mike Ash, Jolyon Myers
    • Music Conversion: Mike Ash
    • Original Idea: Mark Strachan
    • Game Design: Warren Mills, Michael A Carr, Jolyon Myers, Tony West, Jason Orbaum, Jaid Mindang
    • Game Gear Team: Steve Pearce, Andy Taylor, Mike Adams, Jason Cunningham
    • Utilities: Colin Carter, Paul Margrave, Warren Mills
    • Marko Character Design: Tony West
    • Character Designs: Jolyon Myers, Jaid Mindang
    • QA Supervisors: Ken Jordan, Simon Huggins
    • Quality Testers: Gary Patino, Tim Mawson, Steven Frazer
    • Producers: Warren Mills, Jolyon Myers, Darren Anderson, Gary Patino
    • PR: Anna Macario
    • PR Porter: Jolyon Myers
    • Marketing and Advertising: Brynn Gilmore, John Hendrick, Anna Macario, Tammy Williamson
    • Management: Russel Ferrier, Jim Tripp, Matthew Timms, Brynn Gilmore
    • Special Friends: Stefan Myers, Kate Jones, Paul Walker, Martin Oliver, Andy Walker, Julie and Nina, Andrea Taylor, Mark Walker, Warren Ragg, John Fermor, Nemisses, Sharon Winship, Sue and Chriss Brooks, Sean Doyle, Terrie and Mathew Ayling, Justine Chany, Barry Fermor, Dink and Ann, Andrew Selfrigde Soggy, Simon Lindsel, Sue and Chris Brooks, Ed Gien, Mr Zoot
    • Special Thanks to: George Benson, Paul Daniels

    Mega-CD version

    • Programming: Warren Mills, Michael A Carr
    • Additional Programming: Chris West, Paul Margrave
    • Game Engine: Warren Mills
    • CD Conversion: Andrew Oliver, Kev Brady
    • Animation: Jolyon Myers
    • Backgrounds: Tony West
    • Additional Backgrounds: Jolyon Myers, Matt Hicks
    • Music Score: Jolyon Myers
    • Sound Effects: Mike Ash, Jolyon Myers
    • Music Conversion: Mike Ash
    • Original Idea: Mark Strachan
    • Game Design: Warren Mills, Michael A Carr, Jolyon Myers, Tony West, Jason Orbaum, Jaid Mindang
    • Game Gear Team: Steve Pearce, Andy Taylor, Mike Adams, Jason Cunningham
    • Utilities: Colin Carter, Paul Margrave, Warren Mills
    • Marko Character Design: Tony West
    • Character Designs: Jolyon Myers, Jaid Mindang
    • QA Supervisors: Ken Jordan, Simon Huggins
    • Quality Testers: Gary Patino, Tim Mawson, Steven Frazer
    • Producers: Warren Mills, Jolyon Myers, Darren Anderson, Gary Patino
    • PR: Anna Macario
    • PR Porter: Jolyon Myers
    • Marketing and Advertising: Brynn Gilmore, John Hendrick, Anna Macario, Tammy Williamson
    • Management: Russel Ferrier, Jim Tripp, Matthew Timms, Brynn Gilmore
    • Special Friends: Stefan Myers, Kate Jones, Paul Walker, Martin Oliver, Andy Walker, Julie and Nina, Andrea Taylor, Mark Walker, Warren Ragg, John Fermor, Nemisses, Sharon Winship, Sue and Chriss Brooks, Sean Doyle, Terrie and Mathew Ayling, Justine Chany, Barry Fermor, Dink and Ann, Andrew Selfrigde Soggy, Simon Lindsel, Sue and Chris Brooks, Ed Gien, Mr Zoot
    • Special Thanks to: George Benson, Paul Daniels

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Marko's Magic Football/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    MarkosMagicFootball MD-GG FR PrintAdvert.jpg
    Mega Drive/Game Gear FR print advert
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    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #150: "May 1994" (1994-04-15)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #42: "Avril 1995" (1995-0x-xx)

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    60
    [12]
    Consoles + (FR)
    86
    [13]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    60
    [6]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    60
    [14]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [15]
    Gamestar (AU)
    82
    [8]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    85
    [7]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    86
    [16]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    85
    [17]
    Mega Force (FR)
    92
    [18]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    80
    [19]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    73
    [20]
    Megazin (SI)
    74
    [21]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    64
    [22]
    Player One (FR)
    83
    [23]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    85
    [24]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    61
    [5]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    58
    [25]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    82
    [26]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    82
    [27]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    56
    [28]
    Sega Force (SE)
    83
    [29]
    Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
    74
    [30]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    79
    [31]
    Todo Sega (ES) PAL
    74
    [32]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    82
    [33]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    79
    [34]
    Sega Mega Drive
    76
    Based on
    27 reviews

    Marko's Magic Football

    Mega Drive, US
    MarkosMagicFootball MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    MarkosMagicFootball MD US Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
    MarkosMagicFootball MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    MarkosMagicFootball MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Markos Magic Football MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
    MarkosMagicFootball MD SE Box Rental.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    MarkosMagicFootball MD AU Box.jpg
    Cover
    MarkosMagicFootball MD AU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
    MarkosMagicFootball MD AU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Marko MD AU Cart Silver top.jpg
    Marko MD AU Cart Silver.jpg
    Cart
    MarkosMagicFootball MD AU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, BR
    Marko md br cover.jpg
    Cover

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    59
    [35]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    70
    [9]
    Sega Game Gear
    65
    Based on
    2 reviews

    Marko's Magic Football

    Game Gear, EU
    MarkosMagicFootball GG EU Box Back.jpgMarkos Magic Football GG EU BoxSpine.jpgMarkosMagicFootball GG EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    MarkosMagicFootball GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Marko's Magic Football GG EU Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    73
    [36]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    75
    [37]
    Player One (FR)
    77
    [38]
    Sega Mega-CD
    75
    Based on
    3 reviews

    Marko's Magic Football

    Mega-CD, EU
    MarkosMagicFootball MCD EU Box Back.jpgMarkosMagicFootball MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    MarkosMagicFootball MCD EU spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    MarkosMagicFootball MCD EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Markos Magic Football MCD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 2b8c8cce
    MD5 74e2d605309f3d23174d6ac15d7c9608
    SHA-1 b73d01599d8201dc3bd98fdc9cc262e14dbc52b4
    2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 2307b905
    MD5 62854ed2fcf40402785eb9e3a6aa0137
    SHA-1 717e924db1ac7cfd099adb6031a08606fcb30219
    2MB 1994-04 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 0273e564
    MD5 dc6d5e720794bcdc98852184cac9c268
    SHA-1 42b871c3a91697e1d7b8c6f1eae9d2a8b07a0fca
    2MB 1994-03 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 22c418bf
    MD5 ba846684a66e90372c3c234955ee28bc
    SHA-1 f255d7ea194d88a1588a2bf3ff34926de17c7ff1
    512kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1995-04-12 Page

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mean Machines Sega, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-28), page 26
    2. File:MarkosMagicFootball GG EU Box Back.jpg
    3. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 10
    4. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 17
    5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 90
    6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 55
    7. 7.0 7.1 Games World: The Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-06-30), page 16
    8. 8.0 8.1 Gamestar, "October 1994" (AU; 1994-xx-xx), page 82
    9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Magazine, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-13), page 92
    10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 302
    11. Mean Machines Sega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-30), page 19
    12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 123
    13. Consoles +, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 130
    14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 329
    15. GamePro, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 112
    16. Joypad, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 106
    17. Mega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 26
    18. Mega Force, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 92
    19. Mega Fun, "06/94" (DE; 1994-05-18), page 40
    20. MegaTech, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 6
    21. Megazin, "Letnik 3, Številka 6/7, Junij/Julij 1995" (SI; 1995-xx-xx), page 37
    22. Mean Machines Sega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-30), page 56
    23. Player One, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 88
    24. Sega Magazin, "Juni 1994" (DE; 1994-05-11), page 26
    25. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 94
    26. Sega Power, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 34
    27. Sega Pro, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-24), page 46
    28. Sega Zone, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-xx), page 42
    29. Sega Force, "5/94" (SE; 1994-08-10), page 20
    30. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 75
    31. Sonic the Comic, "July 8th 1994" (UK; 1994-06-25), page 11
    32. Todo Sega, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 62
    33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 109
    34. Video Games, "6/94" (DE; 1994-05-25), page 95
    35. Mega Fun, "04/95" (DE; 1995-03-22), page 91
    36. GamePro, "July 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 51
    37. Mega Force, "Été 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 96
    38. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 114


    Marko's Magic Football

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    Prereleases:
    Sega Mega Drive
    Prototype 1994-03 |
    Sega Mega-CD
    Prototype 1995-04-12