Super Kick Off

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For the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear versions, see Super Kick Off (8-bit).

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Super Kick Off
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    79076-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    043330
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    The Sega Mega Drive version of Super Kick Off is a football game released exclusively in Europe and Brazil.

    Unlike its 8-bit counterparts, the Mega Drive version of Super Kick Off is an entirely unique game for Sega's 16-bit console (though something similar also exists on the Super NES). While likely derived from the 1990 release of Kick Off 2 for home computers, it uses an entirely different set of graphics and is a much faster game than its predecessors.

    Gameplay

    Teams

    Super Kick Off has no official licensing, so has to use teams named after their location, rather than their real life club names. There are three sets; one to represent top tier European clubs, another representing top tier English clubs, and a third to represent European national teams. None of these leagues are explicity named in-game, and not all modes are available to each team. The game does offer an extensive team editor mode, however, meaning the entire lineup can be changed by the user as he or she feels fit.

    It also means that Manchester and Liverpool are represented twice.

    European clubs

    • Manchester
    • Marseilles
    • Frankfurt
    • Benfica
    • Barcelona
    • Milan
    • Eindhoven
    • Belgrade
    • Kiev
    • Napoli
    • Bordeaux
    • Liverpool
    • Munich
    • Brugge
    • Madrid
    • Brondby

    English clubs

    • Sheffield
    • Arsenal
    • Manchester
    • Liverpool
    • Birmingham
    • Ipswich
    • Sunderland
    • Newcastle

    National teams

    There are some slight inaccuracies with the national teams - the Netherlands is represented with Bulgaria's flag, and the C.I.S. uses the flag of the (then dissolved) Soviet Union.

    • England
    • Spain
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Sweden
    • Netherlands
    • Scotland
    • Switzerland
    • Finland
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • C.I.S.
    • Denmark
    • Wales
    • Belgium

    History

    Legacy

    From a franchise perspective, Super Kick Off would be followed by the controversial Kick Off 3: European Challenge. However, Dino Dini, who had no involvement in Kick Off 3 would go on to form his own company and produce the Amiga/IBM PC game Goal!, which shares similar gameplay. Goal! also arrived on the Mega Drive, in the updated form of Dino Dini's Soccer.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Super Kick Off/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

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    FI advert (1993)

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    Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #5: "Agosto 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

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    Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK) #2: "February 1994" (1994-01-10)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    80 [5]
    91 [6]
    83 №3, p83
    86 №7, p81
    88 №8, p26-29
    79 [7]
    89 №2, p16/17
    94 №15, p30-33
    95 [8]
    50 [9]
    90 [10]
    83 №18, p32/33
    72 №5, p42/43
    79 [11]
    Sega Mega Drive
    83
    Based on
    14 reviews

    Mega Drive, EU
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    Cover
    SuperKickOff MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, BR
    SuperKickOff MD BR black cover.jpg
    Cover
    SuperKickOff MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, BR (newer)
    SuperKickOff MD BR cover.jpg
    Cover
    SuperKickOff MD BR Cart Alt.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, FR

    Super Kick Off MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 f43793ff
    MD5 0bdcdb42cc43d160756ebe7c2d94585b
    SHA-1 4e270b13a399d78d919157e50ab11f4645aa6d32
    512kB 1992-12 Cartridge (EU)

    References


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