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Colonel Brown, the evil owner of a toy factory, has created a substance that can turn people and animals into mutant sludge monsters. When Marko's football comes in touch with the substance it gets magical powers, giving Marko the power to stop Colonel Brown.

Now Marko has to find his way through numerous platform levels filled with enemies and obstacles. Using his magic football, he can perform various moves and attacks. He can kill his enemies with different kicks, header shots or even bicycle kicks and also use his ball as a trampoline.

The SNES version features two additional moves for Marko (the ability to balance on the ball and a different method of returning it to him), but they do not have a great impact on gameplay. The gameplay is remarkably similar to Soccer Kid.


Marko SEGA CD Time for level two and I got a password
Marko SNES Title Screen
Marko SEGA CD Your mission is clear
Marko SNES Shooting at a dog

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Alternate Titles

  • "Marko's Magic Football" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis May, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Sega Force Genesis Aug 10, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 79 out of 100 79
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD May 09, 2004 B- 67
Video Games SNES Sep, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65
Mean Machines Genesis Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64


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