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Marko (Genesis)

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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 Genesis Intro
Marko Genesis The photographer serves as a checkpoint
Marko Genesis Title Screen (US version)
Marko Genesis Options

Promo Images

Marko Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Interface 1994 92 out of 100 92
Consoles Plus May, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Sega Force Aug 10, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun May, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Game Players Nov, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Video Games May, 1994 79 out of 100 79
GamePro (US) Nov, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Mean Machines Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64


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Mobygamesisreanimated (11179) added Marko (Genesis) on Oct 16, 2005
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