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Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

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Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
Publisher: Arena (US), Virgin Interactive (EU), CRI, Ecseco, PCM Complete (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Original system(s): Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
custom (John Phillips) (US), Krisalis/Shaun Hollingworth (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
£29.99[3] 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
$? ?



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.

Magazine articles

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Promotional material

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SegaVisions US 06.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #29: "December 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[5]
  • Sega Visions (US) #7: "Winter 1991/1992" (1991-xx-xx)[6]
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CVG UK 130.pdfCVG UK 130.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #130: "September 1992" (1992-08-15)
also published in:
  • Mega (UK) #1: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[7]
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CVG UK 132.pdfCVG UK 132.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #132: "November 1992" (1992-10-15)
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MegaForce FR 08.pdfMegaForce FR 08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #8: "Juillet/Août 1992" (1992-07-07)
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MegaForce FR 10.pdfMegaForce FR 10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #10: "Octobre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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MegaForce FR 12.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #12: "Décembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №123, p48/49[11]
91 №153, p112/115[12]
75
88 №28, p40/41[13]
85 №6
87 №11, p32/33
84 №15, p168
84 №23, p138[14]
78 №5, p94
81 №1, p50/51[15]
90 №1, p64
92 №8, p40-43
88 №17, p64-66[16]
70 №24, p88/89[17]
91 №28, p20-23
92 №3, p71[18]
92 №10, p36/37
92 №18, p67
92 №2/92, p16[19]
90 №1, p58/59[20]
88 №35, p20-22[21]
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
21 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 №9, p124-126[22]
92 №137, p62[3]
91 №17
90 №6, p27/28
88 №15, p82/83
81 №34, p239[23]
88 №19, p48-50[24]
85 №28, p106[25]
86 №9, p62/63[26]
90 №1, p24/25
78 №14, p44/45[27]
Sega Master System
87
Based on
11 reviews

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

Speedball2 SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart

References