Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe Review by MurmuringJASON

23 Mar 2011 23 Mar 2011
10 1 5
This game is my favourite arcade game but it is no longer available on the marketplace.

Graphically this game has been upgraded quite a bit from the Megadrive version but those of us that had the original game will be glad to hear that you can change the graphics so it looks just like the original. headspin

The game modes have also stayed the same as the original with the exception of an online mode:-

Knockout - Just play against teams that get progressively harder each time you win.

Cup - Just like any sport, you guessed it win the cup.

League - The 30 teams in the game are set into divisions. You start in the lowest division and work through the season trying to get to the top, the leader of each division at the end of the season gets promoted. Then it starts all over again until you win the league

League Manager - Same as above except you do not actually control the players.

Online - The online mode needs no explanation

The only negative thing about this game is that if you have bought a new console or had to send one back to be repaired then you will probably need to transfer the licences over to the new console which can only be done once a year.
DimmockI love this game but it won't play on my 360s for some reason.

good Job I have it on my mega drive.
Posted by Dimmock on 23 Mar 11 at 16:16
MurmuringJASONCan't get it to play on mine either so i went on the web site and left a message, have to wait until next week so i can transfer the license
Posted by MurmuringJASON on 23 Mar 11 at 17:08
SupaSonic1972shame its not available is i loved this when it first came out.
Posted by SupaSonic1972 on 23 Mar 11 at 20:33
NumptyDrizztWont work on mine either.. fantastic game, can remember it on the Atari ST about 1991
Posted by NumptyDrizzt on 24 Mar 11 at 23:08
Chris8875Great old game this one. In their day the Bitmap Brothers were among the best game programmers/developers going around (Speedball, Xenon, Magic Pockets).

Apparently there's word this game is to be released on the iPhone if it hasn't already.
Posted by Chris8875 on 01 Jul 11 at 01:40