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Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Publisher:
Developer:
Original system(s): Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
custom (John Phillips) (US), Krisalis sound driver (EU/JP)
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-68023
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-69026
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99 T-70086-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-70086-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-70086-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-70086-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Master System
UK
£29.99More...[3]More...[4] 27039-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F 27039-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 27039-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 27039-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?



ESRA
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Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, known in Japan as just Speedball 2 (スピードボール2), is the sequel to Speedball. Originally released for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST in 1990, it was ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System in 1991 and 1992 respectively.

In Europe and Japan, the Mega Drive version (released in late 1992), features reprogrammed audio, giving the game extra music that is absent in the North American version (just like the home computer originals).

The game is a faithful port but colors are a bit more on the saturated side as the systems are unable to reproduce the colors used in the Amiga/Atari versions due to the more restricted master palettes lacking the required pastel colors.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Speedball 2 Speedball 2
English (US) Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
Japanese スピードボール2 Speedball 2

Magazine articles

Main article: Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 More...[5]
75 More...[6]
93 More...[7]
91 More...[8]
75 №184, [1]
88 More...[9]
85 №6
87 №11, p32/33
70 №1992-07, p38
84 №15, p168
84 More...[10]
78 №5, p94
81 No results[11]
90 №1, p64
92 №8, p40-43
88 No results[12]
70 More...[13]
91 More...[14]
92 More...[15]
92 №10, p36/37
92 №18, p67
92 More...[16]
90 More...[17]
88 More...[18]
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85
Based on
24 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Speedball2 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Speedball2 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Speedball2 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Speedball2 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
Speedball2 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Speedball2 MD JP CartTop.jpg
Speedball2 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 More...[19]
92 More...[3]
91 №17
90 №6, p27/28
88 More...[20]
81 More...[21]
88 No results[22]
85 More...[23]
86 More...[24]
90 More...[25]
78 More...[26]
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87
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, EU
Speedball2 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 0C7366A0
MD5 B37E0C8177C4792594356B11757F9AC5
SHA-1 4E0B456441F0ACEF737E463E6EE5BBCB377EA308
256kB Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 42
  2. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 51
  3. 3.0 3.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-15), page 62
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 25
  5. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-08), page 31 (33)
  6. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  7. Computer & Video Games, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-15), page 48/49 (48)
  8. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 112/115 (112)
  9. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 40/41 (44)
  10. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 138
  11. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 50/51 (50)
  12. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 64-66 (64)
  13. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 88/89 (84)
  14. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 20-23 (20)
  15. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 71
  16. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 16
  17. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 58/59 (58)
  18. Zero, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 20-22 (20)
  19. Consoles +, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 124-126 (124)
  20. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 82/83 (82)
  21. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 239
  22. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 48-50 (48)
  23. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 106
  24. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 62/63 (62)
  25. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 24/25 (24)
  26. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 44/45 (44)


Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
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