DescriptionU.S. Championship V'Ball, renamed Super Spike V'Ball for its NES conversion, is a lesser-known coin-op. It challenges players to bump, set, and spike their way to a beach volleyball championship. Teams of two travel the USA and the world, visiting venues like Chicago, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Australia. This game can be played by 1-4 players simultaneously, although on the NES a Satellite or Four Score device (and extra controllers) are required for three or four players.
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- "V'Ball: U.S. Championship Beach Volley" -- Japanese Arcade / Sharp X68000 title
- "Super Spike V'Ball" -- North American / European NES title
|A surprisingly engaging experience||Feem (45)|
|Buckets of fun||Brian Niemeyer (4)|
|Raze||Oct, 1991||84 out of 100||84|
|Mean Machines||Jun, 1991||83 out of 100||83|
|NES Center||2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library||2016||80|
|neXGam||2002||7.5 out of 10||75|
|The Video Game Critic||Jun 30, 2001||B||75|
|All Game Guide||1998||70|
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ReferencesTwo of the playable characters are named Billy and Jimmy, a direct reference to the Double Dragon games, also developed by Technos.
ReleasesThe game was released in both a standalone one-game format, and together with Nintendo World Cup on a single game cart that was packaged with the NES Sports set, which contained the NES, four controllers, and a four-player adapter.
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- Howard & Nester do Super Spike V'Ball (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In the March/April 1990 two-page installment, Nester learns the downside of playing too close to the net.)