Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

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Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Arena Entertainment (US)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Master System
Virgin Games (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRI (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
Ecseco Development (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
PCM Complete (JP)
Developer:
Original system(s): Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
custom (John Phillips) (US), Krisalis sound driver (EU/JP)
Genre: Sports[1][2], Arcade[3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[4] T-68023
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-69026
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-70086-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99 T-70086-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Master System
EU
27039-50
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[9][8] 27039-50
Sega Master System
AU

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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
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[10]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
82
[11]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[12]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
91
[13]
Console XS (UK) PAL
93
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[15]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
93
[16]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
91
[17]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
45
[18]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
91
[19]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[20]
Game Mania (UK)
91
[21]
Game Power (IT)
98
[22]
Game Power (IT)
95
[23]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[24]
GamesMaster (UK)
85
[25]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
87
[26]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[27]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
85
[28]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
81
[29]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[30]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-U
84
[31]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
78
[32]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[33]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[34]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
92
[35]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
78
[36]
Mean Machines (UK)
88
[37]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
88
[38]
Player One (FR)
70
[39]
Power Play (DE)
73
[40]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
91
[41]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
92
[42]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[43]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[44]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[45]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
90
[46]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
85
[47]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
75
[48]
Supersonic (FR)
90
[49]
Video Games (DE)
52
[50]
Zero (UK)
88
[51]
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
42 reviews

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

Mega Drive, JP
Speedball2 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Speedball2 MD JP CartTop.jpg
Speedball2 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Speedball2 md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Speedball2 md jp registrationcard.pdf
Registration card
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
Speedball 2 MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Speedball2 MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
Speedball2 MD AU cover.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
86
[52]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
92
[9]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
92
[53]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
79
[54]
Game Mania (UK)
89
[55]
GamesMaster (UK)
91
[56]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
90
[57]
Joypad (FR)
88
[58]
Joystick (FR) PAL
81
[59]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
88
[60]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
89
[61]
Player One (FR)
85
[62]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
86
[63]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[64]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
90
[65]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
78
[66]
Sega Master System
87
Based on
16 reviews

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

Master System, EU
Speedball2 SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Speedball2 SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU

Speedball2 SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512kB 1991-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512kB 1992-04 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512kB 1992-04 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 0c7366a0
MD5 b37e0c8177c4792594356b11757f9ac5
SHA-1 4e0b456441f0acef737e463e6ee5bbcb377ea308
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1991-06-07 Page

References

  1. File:Speedball2 MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. File:Speedball2 SMS EU Box.jpg
  4. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-08), page 18
  5. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 42
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 51
  7. 7.0 7.1 Game Zone, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-19), page 33
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 25
  9. 9.0 9.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-15), page 62
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 218
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "Februar 1992" (DE; 1992-01-10), page 127
  12. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-08), page 33
  13. Consoles +, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 36
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 134
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 202
  16. Computer & Video Games, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-15), page 48
  17. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 112
  18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 93
  20. Famitsu, "1992-06-26" (JP; 1992-06-12), page 1
  21. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  22. Game Power, "Febbraio 1992" (IT; 1992-0-xx), page 44
  23. Game Power, "Febbraio 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 90
  24. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 44
  25. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 1, episode 7" (1992-02-18, 24:00) (+7:31)
  26. Game Zone, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-19), page 32
  27. Hippon Super, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-04), page 38
  28. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 142
  29. Joypad, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1991-12-1x), page 86
  30. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 168
  31. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 138
  32. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  33. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 50
  34. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  35. MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 40
  36. Micromanía (segunda época), "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 60
  37. Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 64
  38. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  39. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 88
  40. Power Play, "2/92" (DE; 1992-01-xx), page 167
  41. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 20
  42. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 71
  43. Sega Pro, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-16), page 36
  44. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 67
  45. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 16
  46. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 58
  47. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 172
  48. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  49. Supersonic, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 12
  50. Video Games, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-28), page 55
  51. Zero, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 20
  52. Consoles +, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 124
  53. Computer + Video Giochi, "Aprile 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 104
  54. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 157
  55. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
  56. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 2, episode 7" (1992-11-12, 24:00) (+5:29)
  57. Game Zone, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 27
  58. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 82
  59. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 239
  60. Mean Machines, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-28), page 48
  61. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 136
  62. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 106
  63. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 62
  64. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  65. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 24
  66. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 44


Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototype 1991-06-07