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The original future sport game, Speedball is played out on a small court with five players on each team, making it more frantic than the more famous sequel. The ball must be thrown into the goal at your opponent's end. Any amount of physical contact can be made, and there are no illegal ways to get the ball or the goal.

Before each match you can bribe the referee into awarding you a head-start or strengthening the abilities of your players. You compete in a simple knockout cup tournament, or in individual 2-player games.


Speedball SEGA Master System Old release splash screen
Speedball SEGA Master System Setting up a game
Speedball SEGA Master System Knockout round
Speedball SEGA Master System The goaly passes

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Alternate Titles

  • "KlashBall" -- NES title

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Critic Reviews

Joypad Oct, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze May, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Mean Machines Feb, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Jun, 1991 57 out of 100 57
GamesCollection Nov 02, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Video Games Jun, 1991 47 out of 100 47


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C64 version

The C64 version of the game is one of the 30 games on the Commodore 64 Direct TV retro game joystick released in 2004.


Unofficially inspired by the 1975 movie Rollerball.


According to Eric Matthews, plain programming only took one and a half months - but play testing and fine tuning of the game play took another four months. Spending such amounts of time on the game play was very unusual at the time the game was created.


  • Golden Joystick Award
    • 1989 - won the 16-bit Game of the Year award
Information also contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker and Ricky Derocher

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deepcut (1865) added Speedball (SEGA Master System) on Jan 07, 2005
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