Sensible Soccer

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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][2]

















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
    UK
    £39.9939.99[5][6] T-93076-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $99.9599.95[7]
    Sega Master System
    EU
    MK-25014-50
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    T-93068-50
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £24.9924.99[9][8] 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[11][12] T-93185-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Non-Sega versions

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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[13][14], though plans may have existed at some point to sell this version commercially (in early 1995[14]) 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

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    • EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)[15]
    • EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[16]
    Logo-pdf.svg
    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
    90 №12, p70/71
    95 [18]
    Sega Mega Drive
    93
    Based on
    2 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    60
    [19]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    94
    [20]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    94
    [21]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    82
    [22]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    63
    [13]
    GamesMaster (UK)
    92
    [23]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    94
    [24]
    Mega Action (UK) PAL
    89
    [25]
    Megablast (DE) PAL
    77
    [26]
    Mega Force (FR)
    86
    [27]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    72
    [28]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    80
    [6]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    85
    [29]
    Player One (FR)
    75
    [30]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    91
    [31]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    86
    [3]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    93
    [32]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    84
    [33]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    94
    [34]
    Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
    91
    [35]
    Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! (FR) PAL
    94
    [36]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    80
    [37]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    63
    [38]
    VideoGames Shopper (UK) PAL
    91
    [39]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    78
    [40]
    Sega Mega Drive
    84
    Based on
    25 reviews

    Sensible Soccer

    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
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    84
    [41]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    73
    [42]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    86
    [43]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    81
    [44]
    Joypad (HU)
    81
    [45]
    Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
    96
    [46]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    94
    [47]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    85
    [48]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    96
    [49]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    90
    [11]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    89
    [50]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    90
    [51]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    94
    [52]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    86
    [53]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    94
    [54]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    93
    [55]
    Sega Mega-CD
    88
    Based on
    16 reviews

    Sensible Soccer

    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
    Sensible Soccer MCD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    93 №24
    Sega Master System
    93
    Based on
    1 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    88
    [56]
    Gamers (DE)
    47
    [57]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    89
    [58]
    Mega Force (FR)
    89
    [59]
    Player One (FR) PAL
    87
    [60]
    Play Time (DE)
    81
    [61]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    92
    [62]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    88
    [63]
    Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! (FR) PAL
    91
    [36]
    Sega Master System
    84
    Based on
    9 reviews

    Sensible Soccer

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

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    93 №24
    Sega Game Gear
    93
    Based on
    1 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    82
    [64]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    40
    [9]
    Gamers (DE)
    47
    [57]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    87
    [65]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    90
    [8]
    Play Time (DE)
    81
    [61]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    92
    [62]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    92
    [66]
    Sega Game Gear
    76
    Based on
    8 reviews

    Sensible Soccer

    Game Gear, EU
    SensibleSoccer GG EU back.jpgSensible Soccer GG EU Box Spine.jpgSensibleSoccer GG EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    SensibleSoccer GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Sensible SoccerGG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual

    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. File:SensibleSoccer SMS EU Box.jpg
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 108
    4. 4.0 4.1 MegaTech, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-20), page 22
    5. Sega Force Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 28
    6. 6.0 6.1 MegaTech, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-20), page 46
    7. Megazone, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-12-01), page 45
    8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 67
    9. 9.0 9.1 Computer & Video Games, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 84
    10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 156
    11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Mean Machines Sega, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 78
    12. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 31
    13. 13.0 13.1 GamePro, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 101
    14. 14.0 14.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 7 July 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 92
    15. EGM², "July 1994" (US; 1994-07-19), page 129
    16. EGM², "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 129
    17. Computer & Video Games, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-15), page 15
    18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx)
    19. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 264
    20. Computer & Video Games, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-15), page 30
    21. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 113
    22. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 7 July 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
    23. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 13" (1993-12-02, 24:00) (+6:56)
    24. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 36
    25. Mega Action, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-04), page 32
    26. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 37
    27. Mega Force, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-12-10), page 98
    28. Mega Fun, "02/94" (DE; 1994-01-19), page 40
    29. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 56
    30. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 128
    31. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 32
    32. Sega Power, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-xx), page 38
    33. Sega Pro, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-11), page 30
    34. Sega Zone, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-28), page 22
    35. Sega Force Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-16), page 26
    36. 36.0 36.1 Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video!, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
    37. Sonic the Comic, "March 4th 1994" (UK; 1994-02-19), page 12
    38. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 41
    39. VideoGames Shopper, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 26
    40. Video Games, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-22), page 114
    41. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 67
    42. GamePro, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 226
    43. Games World: The Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-06-30), page 25
    44. Joypad, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 94
    45. Joypad, "2/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 13
    46. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
    47. Mega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 42
    48. Mega Force, "Septembre 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 86
    49. MegaTech, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 48
    50. Sega Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 91
    51. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 96
    52. Sega Power, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 54
    53. Sega Pro, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 62
    54. Sega Zone, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-xx), page 32
    55. Sonic the Comic, "August 5th 1994" (UK; 1994-07-23), page 10
    56. Consoles +, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-xx-xx), page 147
    57. 57.0 57.1 Gamers, "März/April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 51
    58. Joypad, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 85
    59. Mega Force, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 1994-01-08), page 122
    60. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 122
    61. 61.0 61.1 Play Time, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-06), page 138
    62. 62.0 62.1 Sega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-06), page 46
    63. Sega Pro, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 42
    64. Consoles +, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 158
    65. Joypad, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 89
    66. Sega Zone, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 64


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