User Reviews

There are no reviews for the SEGA Master System release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (7 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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Mean Machines (Apr, 1992)
I wasn't really impressed with Speedball on the Master System, but this is a completely different kettle of fish. The original game was quite slow and tedious, but even with the bigger play area that the Master System has to cope with, Speedball II manages to retain the same manic pace as the Amiga classic. The graphics are fine. Obviously, the colour and definition aren't quite as smart as the 16-bit versions, but the actual gameplay remains really close to the original. My one gripe is that the player intelligence isn't quite as advanced as the original versions and with no Kick Off-style scanner, passing the ball is made very difficult because you can't really see where your players are. Other than that though, Speedball II remains an excellent sports sim that should appeal to anyone owning a Master System.
GamesCollection (Nov 02, 2007)
Speedball 2 è migliore del capitolo precedente sotto tutti gli aspetti, ma si porta ancora dietro dei difetti che ne diminuiscono la giocabilità. Un titolo comunque da provare soprattutto se avete la possibilità di giocare contro un amico.
Video Games (Oct, 1992)
Auf dem Mega Drive kränkelte Speedball 2 am langsamen Spielablauf, auf dem Master System gibt mir die lieblose Grafik zu denken. Konnten die Designer auf dem 16-Bitter das mangelhafte Spieldesign noch mit ordentlicher Grafik kaschieren, hat die Master-Hardware dafür leider nicht mehr gereicht. Das Spiel läuft zwar etwas schneller ab, dafür ging die Spielbarkeit vollständig auf Eis. Wie auf dem Mega Drive ist die Steuerung ungenau, so daß man andauernd in die falsche Richtung schießt - keine Chance für gute Spielbarkeit. Schade um das blitzschnelle Spielprinzip des Speedball-Originals, das die Designer ordentlich versaut haben. Greift zum Computerspiel oder beschäftigt Euch mit der etwas besseren Mega-Drive-Version, die (natürlich) auch grafisch mehr her macht.