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Super Kick Off (8-bit)

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For the Sega Mega Drive game, see Super Kick Off.

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Super Kick Off
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
Genre: Sports[1]






























Number of players:
Sega Master System
1-2
Sega Game Gear
1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Nederlands
  • Svenska
  • Português
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £34.99[2][3] 27017-50
    Sega Master System
    FR
    ?F 27017-50
    Sega Master System
    DE
    DM ? 27017-50
    Sega Master System
    ES
    ?Ptas 27017-50
    Sega Master System
    BR
    R$? 026110



    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2415
    Sega Game Gear
    PT
    GGJ2415
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.99 2415

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    The 8-bit versions of Super Kick Off are a pair of football games for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

    Unlike its later Sega Mega Drive counterpart, this 8-bit version of Super Kick Off is an almost direct port of Kick Off 2, released by Anco Software for home computers in 1990. It most resembles the Amiga and Atari ST versions, albeit with a few changes to accommodate the differing hardware (and the inclusion of menu music, though only sound effects play in-game).

    Gameplay

    Teams

    Super Kick Off has two sets of teams; club teams and national teams, neither of which have any official licensing and so consist of fictional players.

    Which club teams are selectable depends on the language set for the game when starting. This means, while not all are selectable at once, there are more teams in the 8-bit version of Super Kick Off than its Mega Drive counterpart.

    National teams

    • England
    • France
    • Germany
    • Holland
    • Sweden
    • Brazil
    • Italy
    • Spain

    Club teams

    When the Union Flag is chosen as a "language", teams are not named after cities, but instead use the last names of various popular clubs at the time. This means while you can't technically play as "Manchester United", you can play as "United", which just happens to play in a similar kit.

    Spain is the only country not to have its own set of club teams, borrowing from the British instead.

    United Kingdom and Spain
    • United
    • Rovers
    • City
    • Rangers
    • Wanderers
    • Albion
    • Palace
    • Forest
    France
    • Paris
    • Bordeaux
    • Nice
    • Cannes
    • Toulouse
    • Boulogne
    • Marseilles
    • Calais
    Germany
    • Hamburg
    • Muenchen
    • Bonn
    • Frankfurt
    • Berlin
    • Koeln
    • Nurenberg
    • Stuttgart
    The Netherlands
    • Rapide
    • Dacca
    • Haasdrecht
    • Zeelandia
    • Heerdam
    • Trans
    • Scorpio
    • Zwart Geel
    Sweden
    • Stockholm
    • Goteborg
    • Malmo
    • Norrkoping
    • Uppsala
    • Helsingborg
    • Umea
    • Orebro
    Brazil
    • Minas
    • Santos
    • Recife
    • Goias
    • P Alegre
    • Sao Paulo
    • Bahia
    • Rio
    Italy
    • Varese
    • Angera
    • Milano
    • Torino
    • Genova
    • Firenze
    • Roma
    • Napoli

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Super Kick Off (8-bit)/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    CVG UK 121.pdf

    PDF
    Master System print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #121: "December 1991" (1991-11-15)

    Gamers DE 1992-01.pdf

    PDF
    Master System print advert in Gamers (DE) #1992-01: "Februar/März 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

    HobbyConsolas ES 005.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #5: "Febrero 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

    Pixel GR 096.pdfPixel GR 096.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Pixel (GR) #96: "Fevrouários 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    93 [6]
    96 [7]
    90 [8]
    92 №2, p32/33
    90 [9]
    80 [10]
    91 №4
    93 [11]
    70 №45
    96 [12]
    94 [13]
    92 [14]
    90 [15]
    91 №11, p20/21
    68 Sega Pro
    90 [16]
    Sega Master System
    89
    Based on
    16 reviews

    Master System, EU
    SuperKickOff SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    SuperKickOff SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, EU (Alt)
    SuperKickOff SMS EU Box Alt.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, BR
    SuperKickOff SMS BR Box Alt.jpg
    Cover
    SuperKickOff SMS BR Cart Alt.jpg
    Cart
    SuperKickOff SMS BR Box Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, BR (newer)
    SuperKickOff SMS BR Box.jpg
    Cover

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    96 [17]
    95 [18]
    92 №3, p52
    70 [19]
    70 [20]
    96 [21]
    70 [22]
    91 [23]
    90 [24]
    90 №11, p18/19
    80 [25]
    Sega Game Gear
    85
    Based on
    11 reviews

    Game Gear, EU
    SuperKickOff GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSuperKickOff GG EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    SuperKickOff GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Game Gear, PT
    SuperKickOff GG PT back.jpgNospine.pngSuperKickOff GG PT front.jpg
    Cover
    SuperKickOff GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 406AA0C2
    MD5 6C203C7AA7003A880B80A90D96FC4A33
    SHA-1 4116E4A742E3209CA5DB9887CD92219D15CF3C9A
    256kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 10DBBEF4
    MD5 91AB09B8B4D25A08DD0EBE13003E54B5
    SHA-1 CB4A08B89CC24154328309CAB54BFD9D83E4754F
    256kB Cartridge (JP)

    References

    1. File:SuperKickOff GG EU Box Back.jpg
    2. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 52
    3. 3.0 3.1 Computer & Video Games, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-15), page 30
    4. Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 11
    5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 52
    6. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 52/53 (52)
    7. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
    8. Game Power, "Gennaio 1992" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 36/37 (38)
    9. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 44/45 (44)
    10. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 24
    11. Joystick, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 186
    12. Mean Machines, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-29), page 48-50 (48)
    13. Player One, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 72/73 (72)
    14. Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 28/29 (28)
    15. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 40/41 (40)
    16. Sega Force, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 62-64 (62)
    17. Computer & Video Games, "December 1991 (Go! Issue 2)" (UK; 1991-11-15), page 12/13 (12)
    18. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 70
    19. Joypad, "Août/Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 153
    20. Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 200
    21. Mean Machines, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-28), page 112
    22. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-07-10), page 132 (128)
    23. Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 51
    24. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 50
    25. Sega Force, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 66/67 (66)


    Super Kick Off (8-bit)
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