Ultimate Soccer

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Ultimate Soccer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player,
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports[1][2][3][4]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-8
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1219
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 110110[9]
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJ1219
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £39.9939.99[5][7] 1219
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AS
    Sega Master System
    EU
    7119
    Sega Master System
    PT
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £24.9924.99[11] 7119
    Sega Master System
    GR
    Sega Master System
    BR
    024440
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3333
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2441
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[12] 2441
    Sega Game Gear
    BR
    075300

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    Ultimate Soccer (アルティメイト サッカー) is a football game developed by Rage Software (who at the time specialised in sports games) and published in 1993 by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. It is based on Rage's Commodore Amiga game Striker, released a year before, with Ultimate Soccer seeing release around the same time as the Super NES version of said game.

    All three versions of the game were released in Europe, however Brazil did not see the Mega Drive version and Japan only saw the Game Gear port. No versions of Ultimate Soccer were released in North America.

    Gameplay

    Ultimate Soccer is one of many football games released for Sega systems, opting for a pseudo-3D top-down perspective. The game also features support for 8 players simultaneously. It also contains numerous Sonic the Hedgehog cameos.

    Teams

    The game contains 64 national teams to play as, though uses made-up names for the players, presumably due to licensing issues.

    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Argentina
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cyprus
    • Czech
    • Denmark
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • England
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Holland
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Kenya
    • Liberia
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Malta
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Nigeria
    • Nth. Ireland
    • North Korea
    • Norway
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Rep. Ireland
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Scotland
    • Slovakia
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Trinidad
    • Turkey
    • U. A. E.
    • U. S. A.
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
    • Wales

    History

    The success of Striker on multiple platforms led to it becoming a series of games, with future Sega releases dropping the Ultimate Soccer moniker and reverting back to the original name, with 1995's Striker (also published by Sega) being the first to do so on Sega platforms. Two other Striker games would be released on Sega consoles, Striker '96 for the Sega Saturn and UEFA Striker (known in North America as Striker Pro 2000) for the Sega Dreamcast.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Ultimate Soccer/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Play Time (DE) #1993-08: "8/93" (1993-07-07)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #17: "Septiembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-11: "November 1993" (1993-10-08)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Freak (IL) #16: "2/94" (1994-xx-xx)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    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
    [18]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    86
    [5]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    88
    [19]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    82
    [20]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    69
    [21]
    Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
    78
    [22]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    93
    [23]
    Mega Action (UK) PAL
    85
    [24]
    Megablast (DE) PAL
    82
    [25]
    Mega Force (FR)
    87
    [26]
    Mega Power (UK) PAL
    50
    [27]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    70
    [28]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    79
    [29]
    Player One (FR) PAL
    75
    [30]
    Play Time (DE)
    90
    [31]
    Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
    86
    [32]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    82
    [6]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    70
    [33]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    80
    [34]
    Sega Force (SE)
    53
    [35]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    75
    [36]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    60
    [37]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    82
    [38]
    Sega Mega Drive
    76
    Based on
    23 reviews

    Ultimate Soccer

    Mega Drive, EU
    Ultimatesoccer md eu cover.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer MD EU cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ultimate Soccer MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    UltimateSoccer MD EU pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, FR
    UltimateSoccer MD FR cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
    UltimateSoccer MD FR blister back.jpgUltimateSoccer MD FR blister front.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, PT
    UltimateSoccer MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

    Mega Drive, Asia
    UltimateSoccer MD AS cover.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer MD AS Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, Asia (Wywy)
    UltimateSoccer MD AS Box.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer MD AS Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Aktueller Software Markt (DE) PAL
    67
    [39]
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    88
    [40]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    12
    [41]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    76
    [42]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    42
    [43]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    18
    [44]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    84
    [45]
    Sega Master Force (UK) PAL
    90
    [46]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    70
    [47]
    Sega Master System
    61
    Based on
    9 reviews

    Ultimate Soccer

    Master System, EU
    UltimateSoccer SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ultimate Soccer SMS EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, PT

    Master System, GR
    UltimateSoccer SMS GR cover.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, BR
    UltimateSoccer SMS BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer SMS BR cart.jpg
    Cart

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    53
    [48]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    86
    [49]
    Mega Force (FR)
    71
    [50]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    76
    [42]
    Player One (FR) PAL
    70
    [51]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    78
    [12]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    64
    [52]
    Sega Game Gear
    71
    Based on
    7 reviews

    Ultimate Soccer

    Game Gear, JP
    UltimateSoccer GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngUltimateSoccer GG JP cover.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer GG JP cart.jpg
    Cart
    Game Gear, EU
    UltimateSoccer GG EU Box Back.jpgUltimate Soccer GG EU BoxSpine.jpgUltimateSoccer GG EU cover.jpg
    Cover
    UltimateSoccer GG EU cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ultimate Soccer GG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Game Gear, FR

    UltimateSoccer GG EU cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ultimate Soccer GG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Game Gear, PT

    Game Gear, BR
    UltimateSoccer GG BR back.jpgNospine.pngUltimateSoccer GG BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Ultimatesoccer gg br cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 15668ca4
    MD5 c2c9a7942adb055ef08671c03648ed06
    SHA-1 e0adf52b6e1f54260dd6ea80e99ffb8bf76fd49a
    256kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 820965a3
    MD5 23ed27ebb1ed0f22610e132a3668f06b
    SHA-1 7994621926628d2376a75e8d90cd066d48a4d502
    256kB Cartridge (JP/EU)

    References

    1. File:UltimateSoccer GG EU Box Back.jpg
    2. File:UltimateSoccer GG JP cover.jpg
    3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
    4. File:UltimateSoccer SMS EU Box.jpg
    5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Computer & Video Games, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-15), page 62
    6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-05), page 44
    7. Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 24
    8. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 93
    9. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 25
    10. 10.0 10.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 12
    11. Computer & Video Games, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-15), page 53
    12. 12.0 12.1 Sega Pro, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-14), page 61
    13. Play Time, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-10), page 9
    14. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 95
    15. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
    16. Svet Kompjutera, "Jul/Avgust 1995" (YU; 1995-xx-xx), page 2
    17. Svet Kompjutera, "Septembar 1995" (YU; 1995-xx-xx), page 32
    18. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 323
    19. GamesMaster, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 69
    20. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 51
    21. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 24
    22. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 58
    23. Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 22
    24. Mega Action, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 20
    25. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 36
    26. Mega Force, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 94
    27. Mega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-29), page 54
    28. MegaTech, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-20), page 58
    29. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-07-30), page 78
    30. Player One, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 72
    31. Play Time, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-08), page 102
    32. Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 92
    33. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 70
    34. Sega Zone, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-22), page 56
    35. Sega Force, "2/94" (SE; 1994-02-23), page 18
    36. Sonic the Comic, "September 4th 1993" (UK; 1993-09-04), page 10
    37. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 213
    38. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 103
    39. Aktueller Software Markt, "August 1994" (DE; 1994-07-04), page 57
    40. Consoles +, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 126
    41. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 101
    42. 42.0 42.1 Mega Fun, "01/94" (DE; 1993-12-22), page 82
    43. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-06-30), page 72
    44. Sega Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 87
    45. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 52
    46. Sega Master Force, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-14), page 18
    47. Video Games, "7/94" (DE; 1994-06-29), page 104
    48. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1993" (JP; 1993-10-08), page 28
    49. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 135
    50. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 150
    51. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 148
    52. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88


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