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:
Supporting companies:
Original system(s): 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
$49.9549.95[6] 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[11][10] 27039-50
Sega Master System
AU
Non-Sega versions

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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 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

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Design: Eric Matthews
  • Additional Design: Steve Kelly, Graeme Boxall, Dan Malone
  • Original Code: Rob Trevellyan, Mike Montgomery
  • Graphic Design: Dan Malone
  • Original Music: Nation 12
  • Sega Conversion: John M Phillips
  • Sampled FX: Richard Joseph
  • With Thanks: Nick P, Steve T, Theo C, Martin H, Phil W, Simon K, Arnold S, Harry C and the voice of Jams O'Donnell
Source:
In-game credits (US/JP)

  • Design: Eric Matthews
  • Additional Design: Steve Kelly, Graeme Boxall, Dan Malone
  • Original Code: Rob Trevellyan, Mike Montgomery
  • Graphic Design: Dan Malone
  • Original Music: Nation 12
  • Sega Conversion: John M Phillips
  • Sampled FX: Richard Joseph
  • Audio by: Krisalis Software Ltd
  • Music: Matt Furniss
  • Music Code: S Hollingworth
  • With Thanks: Nick P, Steve T, Theo C, Martin H, Phil W, Simon K, Arnold S, Harry C and the voice of Jams O'Donnell
Source:
In-game credits (EU)


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
[12]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
82
[13]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[14]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
91
[15]
Console XS (UK) PAL
93
[16]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[17]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
93
[18]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
91
[19]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
45
[20]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
91
[21]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[22]
Game Mania (UK)
91
[23]
Game Power (IT)
98
[24]
Game Power (IT)
95
[25]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[26]
GamesMaster (UK)
85
[27]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
87
[28]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[29]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
85
[30]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
81
[31]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[32]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-U
84
[33]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
78
[34]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[35]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[36]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
92
[37]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
78
[38]
Mean Machines (UK)
88
[39]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
88
[40]
Megazone (AU)
89
[41]
Player One (FR)
70
[42]
Power Play (DE)
73
[43]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
91
[44]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
92
[45]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[46]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[47]
Sega Force (SE)
92
[48]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
90
[49]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
85
[50]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
75
[51]
Supersonic (FR)
90
[52]
Video Games (DE)
52
[53]
Zero (UK)
88
[54]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
43 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 (Hent Black)
Speedball 2 MD SE Rental Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSpeedball 2 MD SE Rental Box Front.jpg
Cover
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
[55]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
92
[11]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
92
[56]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
79
[57]
Game Mania (UK)
89
[58]
GamesMaster (UK)
91
[59]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
90
[60]
Joypad (FR)
88
[61]
Joystick (FR) PAL
81
[62]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
88
[63]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
89
[64]
Player One (FR)
85
[65]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
86
[66]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[67]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
90
[68]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
78
[69]
Supersonic (FR)
84
[70]
Sega Master System
87
Based on
17 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

Main article: Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe/Technical information.

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. Electronic Gaming Retail News, "September 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 28
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 51
  8. 8.0 8.1 Game Zone, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-19), page 33
  9. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-11-02), page 10
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 25
  11. 11.0 11.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-15), page 62
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 218
  13. Aktueller Software Markt, "Februar 1992" (DE; 1992-01-10), page 127
  14. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-08), page 33
  15. Consoles +, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 36
  16. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 134
  17. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 202
  18. Computer & Video Games, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-15), page 48
  19. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 112
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  21. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 93
  22. Famitsu, "1992-06-26" (JP; 1992-06-12), page 38
  23. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  24. Game Power, "Febbraio 1992" (IT; 1992-0-xx), page 44
  25. Game Power, "Febbraio 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 90
  26. GamePro, "November 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 44
  27. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 1, episode 7" (1992-02-18, 24:00) (+7:31)
  28. Game Zone, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-19), page 32
  29. Hippon Super, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-04), page 38
  30. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 142
  31. Joypad, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 1991-12-1x), page 86
  32. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 168
  33. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 138
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  36. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  37. MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 40
  38. Micromanía (segunda época), "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 60
  39. Mean Machines, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-27), page 64
  40. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
  41. Megazone, "October/November 1991" (AU; 1991-xx-xx), page 29
  42. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 88
  43. Power Play, "2/92" (DE; 1992-01-xx), page 167
  44. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 20
  45. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 71
  46. Sega Pro, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-16), page 36
  47. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 67
  48. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 16
  49. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 58
  50. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 172
  51. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  52. Supersonic, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 12
  53. Video Games, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-28), page 55
  54. Zero, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 20
  55. Consoles +, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 124
  56. Computer + Video Giochi, "Aprile 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 104
  57. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 157
  58. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
  59. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 2, episode 7" (1992-11-12, 24:00) (+5:29)
  60. Game Zone, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-20), page 27
  61. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 82
  62. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 239
  63. Mean Machines, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-28), page 48
  64. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 136
  65. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 106
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  70. Supersonic, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 27


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