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U.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.


U.S. Championship V'Ball NES State select
U.S. Championship V'Ball NES Blocking
U.S. Championship V'Ball NES Title screen (Japanese version.)
U.S. Championship V'Ball NES Service

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Alternate Titles

  • "V'Ball: U.S. Championship Beach Volley" -- Japanese Arcade / Sharp X68000 title
  • "Super Spike V'Ball" -- North American / European NES title

User Reviews

A surprisingly engaging experience Feem (45) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Buckets of fun Brian Niemeyer (4) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

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 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VideoGame May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Jun 30, 2001 B 75
neXGam 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Sep, 2013 B- 67
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Feb, 1992 3 out of 5 60


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Two of the playable characters are named Billy and Jimmy, a direct reference to the Double Dragon games, also developed by Technos.


The 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.

Related Web Sites

  • 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.)
Peter Skerritt Jr (6) added U.S. Championship V'Ball (NES) on Feb 24, 2003
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