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1001 Video GamesThe Amiga version of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Ideas that were scrappedAccording to Eric Matthews during development saving a team to disk in order to take it to a friend's house, as well as player-designed home courts were discussed, but both ideas didn't make it in the final game. (Source: Amiga Power #2, 1991/6).
Version differencesThe Genesis port is a very quiet port, a lot of sound effects have been left out. The MegaDrive version that went out in Japan had silver and gold teams rather than red and blue.
- Amiga Power
- April 1991 - #3 Best Amiga Game of All Time
- May 1992 - #3 Best Amiga Game of All Time
- May 1993 - #4 Best Amiga Game of All Time
- May 1994 - #3 Best Amiga Game of All Time
- EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
- April 1991: Best Soundtrack - 16 Bit
- Retro Gamer
- October 2004 (Issue #9) – #43 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
- ST Format
- January 1993 (issue #42) - #31 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list