Striker

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For the Sega Saturn game, see Striker '96. For the Sega Mega Drive control, see Striker Stereo Control Pad.

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  • Mega Drive
  • Game Gear

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Striker
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Sports[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1185-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 129.00129.00[4] 1185-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJ1185
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £49.9949.99[3] 1185-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $69.9569.95[5]
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2551-50
    Sega Game Gear
    PT
    Non-Sega versions

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    Striker is a Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear football game. It was only released in Europe.

    Confusingly it is the fourth game by Rage Software to use the Striker moniker - the original Striker was released for the Amiga in 1992 (later ported to the Amiga CD32 in 1994) and formed the basis for all Striker games to come. A second Striker was released for the Super Nintendo in 1993, being known as World Soccer '94: Road to Glory in North America, World Soccer in Japan and Eric Cantona Football Challenge in France, which was followed by World Cup Striker (released as Elite Soccer in North America) the next year. This fourth Striker was made exclusive to Sega systems as a spiritual sequel to Ultimate Soccer.

    Gameplay

    Striker takes influences from all prior football games released by Rage Software while also adding a list of features for itself. Of note is the multiple camera perspectives for the pitch and wide array of added features, including over 340 local and national teams (over five times the amount seen in Ultimate Soccer).

    Due to a lack of FIFA (or other footballing body) licensing, local teams and players have falsified-but-recognisable names (for example, Newcastle becomes "Oldcastle").

    Uniquely for the Mega Drive, Striker features multiple possible camera angles, an effect created on the Super NES through the use of its "mode 7" hardware graphics mode, but replicated here entirely in software while still retaining a 50FPS refresh rate (remembering the game was only released in PAL regions).

    Striker also includes a hidden table football game.

    History

    Development

    Sega Mega-CD and Sega 32X versions of the game were planned[6], but were never finished. Rage had plans to use the disc space to incorporate 200,000 football teams in the Mega-CD version[7] - a feat no football game developer has ever come close to matching. The 32X version was due for release in Spring 1995 and would have had "astounding" visual effects[8].

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Striker/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #46: "Julio 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    59
    [9]
    Digitiser (UK) PAL
    84
    [10]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    76
    [11]
    Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
    78
    [3]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    72
    [12]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    72
    [13]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    84
    [14]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    27
    [15]
    Player One (FR) PAL
    81
    [16]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    79
    [17]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    84
    [18]
    Todo Sega (ES)
    75
    [19]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    84
    [20]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    82
    [21]
    Sega Mega Drive
    74
    Based on
    14 reviews

    Striker

    Mega Drive, EU
    Striker MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Striker MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Mega Drive, PT
    Striker MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Joypad (FR)
    74
    [22]
    Player One (FR) PAL
    60
    [23]
    Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
    75
    [24]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    59
    [25]
    Todo Sega (ES)
    73
    [26]
    Sega Game Gear
    68
    Based on
    5 reviews

    Striker

    Game Gear, EU
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    Cover
    Striker GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Striker GG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Game Gear, PT

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 b421c057
    MD5 bea0f43795028285e34738c15c5ddba9
    SHA-1 dc51ed36b12d1a943bcf79d9ab246505a190f795
    512kB Cartridge (EU)

    References


    Striker

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