Powerball

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Powerball/Wrestleball
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Namco
Developer:
Sound driver: Namco sound driver
Genre: Sports[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-14043
Sega Mega Drive
US
$56.9956.99[2] T-14036
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[5]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[3]
ESRB: Everyone

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Powerball, called Wrestleball (レッスルボール) in Japan, is a 1991 sports game for the Sega Mega Drive by Namco. The game is a cross between handegg and football, where the goal is to either throw or kick the ball into the opponent's goal.

The Japanese cover artwork was drawn by manga artist Kouichi Tokita.[6]

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Powerball Powerball
Japanese レッスルボール Wrestleball

Production credits

  • Staff: Moriwaki, Nakamura, Kawamoto, Saita
Source:
Internal ROM text (US version only)[7]


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Powerball/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #19: "February 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

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)
60
[13]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[14]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
68
[15]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
80
[16]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
74
[17]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[18]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[19]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
70
[20]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
76
[21]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
100
[22]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
70
[23]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
48
[24]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
48
[25]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
78
[26]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
60
[27]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
75
[28]
Sega Pro (UK)
78
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
76
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
74
[31]
Sega Force (UK) NTSC-U
30
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
83
[33]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
67
[34]
Zzap! (IT)
94
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
23 reviews

Powerball

Mega Drive, JP
WrestleBall MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
WrestleBall MD JP CartTop.jpg
Powerball md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Wrestleball md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Powerball MD JP pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, US
PowerBall MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Powerball MD US Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7adf232f
MD5 76d1381bbf7e02b8607482ecd23a7dab
SHA-1 217d64da0b09b88dfa3fd91b7fa081ec7a8666e0
512kB 1991-02 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d563e07f
MD5 96ed17f1ecdb413c319d06ee58e3be8d
SHA-1 bb6e6cd4f80ad69265b8c0d16b7581c629fd1770
512kB 1990-11 Cartridge (JP)

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "April 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 54
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/Z0OP005gXv7M59KVZpC-IKDVNxp4BZkP (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-23 02:22)
  4. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/06.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 22:42)
  5. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_wrestleball/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-03-14 11:24)
  6. https://twitter.com/kouichi_tokita/status/1135907228722946049 (archive.today)
  7. https://tcrf.net/Powerball
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 67
  9. GamePro, "March 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 75
  10. Game Players, "Vol. 3 No. 4 April 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 17
  11. Game Players, "Vol. 3 No. 6 June 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 7
  12. Sega Visions, "April/May 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 5
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 237
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 344
  15. Aktueller Software Markt, "Mai 1991" (DE; 1991-04-26), page 121
  16. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1991" (JP; 1991-02-08), page 36
  17. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 133
  18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 18
  19. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 348
  20. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1991-0x-xx), page 1
  21. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 45
  22. Hippon Super, "March 1991" (JP; 1991-02-04), page 40
  23. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 167
  24. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 28
  25. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
  26. Mega Drive Fan, "May 1991" (JP; 1991-04-08), page 95
  27. Mega Play, "May/June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 44
  28. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  29. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 21
  30. Sega Pro, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 44
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  32. Sega Force, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-10), page 76
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  34. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 138
  35. Zzap!, "Aprile 1991" (IT; 1991-xx-xx), page 60


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