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Sensible Soccer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Renegade Software, Sony Imagesoft
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Sports[1]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
Sega Master System
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    T-93076-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $99.9599.95[6]
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £? MK-25014-50
    Sega Master System
    FR
    ?F MK-25014-50
    Sega Master System
    DE
    DM ? MK-25014-50
    Sega Master System
    ES
    ?Ptas MK-25014-50



    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    T-93068-50
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £24.9924.99[8][7] T-93068-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    T-93185
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    T-93185-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £39.9939.99[10][11] T-93185-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK

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    Sensible Soccer, or Sensible Soccer: European Champions is an entry in the Sensible Soccer series of football games. Despite its name, the Sega versions of Sensible Soccer are in fact based upon the Amiga/Atari ST Sensible Soccer 92/93, an update to the "real" Sensible Soccer which was released exclusively for these computers.

    This Sensible Soccer was released for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. In North America, the game was renamed Championship Soccer '94 and only the Mega-CD version was sold at retail. The Mega Drive version was seemingly sold only as a rental game[12], though plans may have existed at some point to sell this version commercially too.

    An update in the form of Sensible Soccer: International Edition was made available for the Mega Drive.

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version


    Mega-CD version

    Sony Electronic Publishing Company
    • Olaf Olafsson, Lester Greenman, Peter Dille
    Sony Imagesoft
    • Executive Producer: Rich Robinson
    • Producer: Nathan Rose
    • Assistant Producer: Mark Smith
    Psygnosis U.K.
    • Producer: Steve Cain
    • Lead Programmer: Mark Kelly
    • Programmer: Chris Eden
    • Artwork: Keith Roberts
    • Gameplay Director: Gary Mercer
    • Music: Tim Wright
    • Sound Effects: Mike Clarke
    • Additional Programming: Jed Adams, Andrew Toone, Gavin Dodd, Paul Frewin, Chris Wylie
    • Additional Artwork: Laura Grieve, Darren Douglas, Lee Carus-Westcott
    Sensible Software
    • Original Code: Chris Chapman, Dave Korn
    • Original Graphics: Jon Hare, Stoo Cambridge
    • Crowd Sounds by: Tranmere Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers
    With thanks to Sue at the ticket desk

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Sensible Soccer/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    GamePro US 060.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)[13]
    • EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[14]

    SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK) #1: "January 1994" (1993-12-10)
    also published in:

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    94 [16][17]
    90 №12, p70/71
    92 №49
    95 №16
    83 №15, p34/35
    89 №7, p32/33
    80 №24, p46/47
    85 [18]
    75 №37, p128/129
    86 [19]
    93 №49, p38/39
    84 №26, p30/31
    94 №13, p22-25
    91 [20]
    94 [21]
    80 №20, p12
    Sega Mega Drive
    88
    Based on
    16 reviews

    Mega Drive, EU
    SensibleSoccer MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    SensibleSoccer MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Sensible Soccer MD EU Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    84 [22]
    81 [23]
    96 №23, p36-39
    90 [10]
    94 [24]
    89 №7, p91
    94 №55, p54/55
    86 №34, p62/63
    93 №31, p10/11
    Sega Mega-CD
    90
    Based on
    9 reviews

    Mega-CD, US
    SensibleSoccer MCD US Box Back.jpgSensibleSoccer MCD US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    SensibleSoccer MCD US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Championshipsoccer94 mcd us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega-CD, EU
    SensibleSoccer MCD EU Box Back.jpgSensibleSoccer MCD EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    SensibleSoccer MCD EU Disc.jpg
    Disc

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    88 [25]
    89 №27, p85
    87 [26]
    92 №51, p46/47
    88 №28, p42/43
    91 [21]
    93 №24
    Sega Master System
    90
    Based on
    7 reviews

    Master System, EU
    SensibleSoccer SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    SensibleSoccer SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    82 [27]
    40 [8]
    87 [28]
    90 [7]
    92 №51, p46/47
    93 №24
    Sega Game Gear
    81
    Based on
    6 reviews

    Game Gear, EU
    SensibleSoccer GG EU back.jpgNospine.pngSensibleSoccer GG EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    SensibleSoccer GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 F8176918
    MD5 5CA0A2B33DB8EEDCDDB1D5AEAA8EA5A4
    SHA-1 08B4F5B8096BC811BC9A7750DEB21DEF67711A9F
    128kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 5B68DA75
    MD5 13261FBD215F50B8D0E85F2B7AE148DD
    SHA-1 C02830156779A27B79435EC0CBF7A03CBBFDA920
    128kB Cartridge (EU)

    References

    1. File:SensibleSoccer GG EU back.jpg
    2. Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 108
    3. MegaTech, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-20), page 22
    4. Sega Force Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 28
    5. MegaTech, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-20), page 46
    6. Megazone, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-12-01), page 45
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 67
    8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 84
    9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 156
    10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Mean Machines Sega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 78
    11. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 31
    12. GamePro, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 101
    13. EGM², "July 1994" (US; 1994-07-19), page 129
    14. EGM², "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 129
    15. Computer & Video Games, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-15), page 15
    16. Computer & Video Games, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-15), page 30
    17. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 113-115 (113)
    18. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 56-58 (56)
    19. Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 108/109 (108)
    20. Sega Force Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-16), page 30-32 (30)
    21. 21.0 21.1 Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video!, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 40/41 (42)
    22. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 67
    23. Joypad, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 94
    24. Mega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 42
    25. Consoles +, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 147 (127)
    26. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 122
    27. Consoles +, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 158
    28. Joypad, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 89


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