Power Ball AD2001

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Power Ball AD2001
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Samsung
Developer: HiCom[1]
Planned release date(s): ,1994[1], 1995[1]
Genre: Sports[1]
Number of players: 1-2
State before cancellation: Late[1]

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Power Ball AD2001 (파워볼 AD2001) is an unreleased Sega Mega Drive volleyball game developed by HiCom. Originally planned for a 1994/1995 South Korean release, the dwindling life of the Mega Drive ultimately saw the nearly-completed game cancelled entirely.[1][2]



Samsung announced the game's completion in the January 1995 issue of Game World.[3]


As far as I know, Powerball was almost completed, but cancelled due to the rapid transition of platforms. After the followup console, the Saturn, was released, no one saw any market value in Mega Drive games, anymore.

HiCom programmer Jason Park[2]

Power Ball AD2001 was the first game developed by Samsung's internal game development studios, and was produced to support the company's rebranding of the Mega Drive, the Super Aladdin Boy.[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Power Ball AD2001/Magazine articles.