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SUPER Volley ball

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Platform Votes Score
Arcade 2 1.8
Genesis 4 2.7
TurboGrafx-16 2 4.5
Combined MobyScore 8 2.9

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TurboGrafx-16Joystick (French)
L'animation est fantastique, jamais je n'avais vu pareille merveille de fluidité. Le graphisme est splendide. Il est un peu regrettable cependant que l'action ne se situe que dans un seul stade. Le jeu en lui-même se déroule en 2D suivant un excellent scrolling horizontal. Un peu difficile d'apprentissage, ce jeu est captivant une fois que l'on sait bien le manœuvrer. Une réussite totale.
TurboGrafx-16Génération 4
L'animation est superbe, quoique un peu saccadée, et le scrolling est comme presque toujours parfait. Encore un HIT.
TurboGrafx-16ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Super Volley Ball is a welcome addition to the limited library of Engine sports sims. All very well and worth but what we want is a decent footy game. Anyone reading this over there in Tokyo?
As with most sport sims, the best gameplay is saved for the two-player game. It is here that you can master your moves and prepare to thrash the computer back. While this can be a lot of fun, the poor control method lets the gameplay down. It can take ages to get the move you want, and when you do the ball has probably flown past you. The animation and graphics - where most sports games score highly - are very poor, with blurred graphics and slow animation. Disappointing for a console sports game.
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Unfortunately, this conversion of the US beach-sport isn't nearly as fab as it could have been. The graphics are rather poor - flat, horizontally-scrolling court and the animation isn't particularly eye-catching. Sound is ok, but it hardly stretches the Megadrive's capabilities and yes, I'm afraid to say, gameplay is basic and ultimately dull. It may appeal to die-hard volleyball freaks - is there any such person?
GenesisPower Play
Diese 1:1-Umsetzung des gleichnamigen PC-Engine-Titels macht niemanden so richtig glücklich. Das Volleyballgeschehen wird grafisch schlicht und unübersichtlich von der Seite gezeigt. Verdruß bereitet dem Normaleuropäer außerdem die Masse an japanischen Bildschirmtexten, die das Modul nahezu unspielbar machen.
TurboGrafx-16Power Play
Die Grafik ist adrett und der Spielablauf flutscht recht zügig voran, aber insgesamt ist “Super Volleyball“ zu spannungsarm und simpel geraten. Die ungewöhnliche Seiten-Perspektive ist zwar übersichtlich, vereinfacht das Spiel aber, da sich das Spielfeld nur nach links und rechts erstreckt. Wenn man nicht gerade Volleyball-Fan ist, kann man auf das Modul verzichten.
Overall, this game, just like good ol' Pro Quarterback, makes me want to replay that scene from the movie Office Space where they smash the printer, except that instead of the printer, there are hundreds of copies of this game. Okay, it's not THAT bad, but it certainly isn't a good game at all and didn't make me want to play volleyball. Let alone SUPER Volleyball. Rum, coke, scantily-clad women and the beach are super volleyball, not this game.