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Powerball/Wrestleball
Publisher: Namco
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,800 T-14043
Sega Mega Drive
US
$56.99[1] T-14036



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800 pts ?



Powerball, called Wrestleball (レッスルボール) in Japan, is a 1991 sports game for the Sega Mega Drive by Namco. The game is a cross between handegg and football, where the goal is to either throw or kick the ball into the opponent's goal.

Magazine articles

Main article: Powerball/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 019.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #19: "February 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #20: "March 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[2]
  • GamePro (US) #20: "March 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[3]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 3 No. 4 "April 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[4]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 3 No. 6 "June 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[5]
  • Sega Visions (US) #4: "April/May 1991" (1991-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №16, p167[7]
48 №3, p28/29[8]
80 №23, p54
78 №5, p21[9]
76 №11, p44/45
74 №18, p66
30 №10, p76/77[10]
94 №55, p60/61[11]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
8 reviews

Mega Drive, US
PowerBall MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Powerball MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
WrestleBall MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
WrestleBall MD JP CartTop.jpg
Powerball md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Wrestleball md jp manual.pdf
Manual

External links

References

  1. File:VG&CE US 27.pdf, page 54
  2. File:EGM US 020.pdf, page 67
  3. File:GamePro US 020.pdf, page 75
  4. File:GamePlayers US 0304.pdf, page 17
  5. File:GamePlayers US 0306.pdf, page 7
  6. File:SegaVisions US 04.pdf, page 5
  7. File:Joystick FR 016.pdf, page 167
  8. File:MDAG UK 03.pdf, page 28
  9. File:SegaPro UK 05.pdf, page 21
  10. File:SegaForce UK 10.pdf, page 76
  11. File:Zzap IT 55.pdf, page 60