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Description

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.

Screenshots

U.S. Championship V'Ball Sharp X68000 Final match takes place on a Aircraft Carrier
U.S. Championship V'Ball NES Point!
U.S. Championship V'Ball Arcade In the Japanese version between matches the main characters go buy cars
U.S. Championship V'Ball Arcade Serving in the first match (Japanese version), notice the different icon above the player's head compared to the American release

Promo Images

U.S. Championship V'Ball Magazine Advertisement

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 NES Feem (45)
Buckets of fun NES Brian Niemeyer (4)

Critic Reviews

1UP! NES Dec 06, 2019 88 out of 100 88
Raze NES Oct, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Mean Machines NES Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
VideoGame NES May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic NES Jun 30, 2001 B 75
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) NES Feb, 1992 3 out of 5 60
Your Sinclair Arcade Oct, 1988 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

References

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

Releases

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.)
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