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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 SNES Using the ball as a trampoline
Marko SNES The first level
Marko SEGA CD Cut scene
Marko SEGA CD The world map

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Interface Genesis 1994 92 out of 100 92
Consoles Plus Genesis May, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Sega Force Genesis Aug 10, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Jul 20, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Genesis Nov, 1994 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
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 17, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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