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
65 [10]
75 [11]
93 [12]
91 [13]
75 №184, [1]
91 [14]
88 [15]
85 №6
87 №11, p32/33
70 №1992-07, p38
84 №15, p168
84 [16]
78 №5, p94
81 [17]
90 №1, p64
92 №8, p40-43
88 [18]
70 [19]
91 [20]
92 [21]
92 №10, p36/37
92 №18, p67
92 [22]
90 [23]
88 [24]
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
25 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
Speedball2 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Speedball2 MD JP CartTop.jpg
Speedball2 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
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
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
86 [25]
92 [9]
89 [26]
91 №17
90 №6, p27/28
88 [27]
81 [28]
88 [29]
85 [30]
86 [31]
90 [32]
78 [33]
Sega Master System
87
Based on
12 reviews

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. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-08), page 31 (33)
  11. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  12. Computer & Video Games, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-15), page 48/49 (48)
  13. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 112/115 (112)
  14. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  15. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 40/41 (44)
  16. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 138
  17. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 50/51 (50)
  18. Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 64-66 (64)
  19. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 88/89 (84)
  20. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 20-23 (20)
  21. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 71
  22. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 16
  23. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 58/59 (58)
  24. Zero, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 20-22 (20)
  25. Consoles +, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 124-126 (124)
  26. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
  27. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 82/83 (82)
  28. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 239
  29. Mean Machines, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-28), page 48-50 (48)
  30. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 106
  31. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 62/63 (62)
  32. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 24/25 (24)
  33. Sega Force, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 44/45 (44)


Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
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