California Games

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California Games
California Games
Publisher: Sega


System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Master System, Mega-Tech

ROM Size: Sega Mega Drive 512kB, Sega Master System 256kB

Genre: Sports

Number of Players: 1-4

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive US 1991 $? 1207
Sega Mega Drive EU 1992-01 £39.99 1207
Sega Mega Drive AU 199x $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive BR 199x R$?  ?
Sega Master System US 1989 $? 7014
Sega Master System EU 1989 £24.95 MK-7014-50
Sega Master System AU 19xx $?  ?
Sega Master System BR 19xx $?  ?

California Games, known as Jogos de Verão in Brazil, is a sports game developed by Epyx for numerous home computers and consoles. The Sega Mega Drive was ported by Novotrade and the Master System version was ported by Sega. Both versions were published by Sega. The game features several summer sports which were popular in California at the time: skateboarding, footbag, surfing, rollerskating, frisbee and BMXing.

Promotional Material

Physical Scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Mega Drive 74 Sega Retro Average for California Games on a scale from 0 to 100 
Based on 15 reviews
Publication Score Source
Computer & Video Games 87 №124, p41
Games-X 80 №39
Game Zone 78 №5, p42
Joystick 82 №24, p152
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 62 №5, p91
Mega 60 №9, p19
Mega Action 78 №1, p64
MegaTech 80 №3, p27/28/29Media:Megatech UK 03.pdf
MegaTech 79 №18, p50
Mean Machines 91 №18, p48-50Media:MeanMachines UK 18.pdf
Player One 49 №18, p52/53
Sega Power 71 №29, p30/31
Sega Pro 78 №4, p59Media:Segapro_UK_04.pdf
Sega Pro 65 №18, p64
Sega Force (UK) 75 №3, p48/49Media:SegaForce03UK.pdf
Mega Drive, US
CaliforniaGames MD US backcover.jpgNospine.pngCaliforniaGames MD US cover.jpg
CaliforniaGames MD US cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
CaliforniaGames MD EU cover.jpg
CaliforniaGames MD EU cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Californiagames md br cover.jpg
CaliforniaGames MD BR Cart.jpg

Master System version

Sega Master System 88 Sega Retro Average for California Games on a scale from 0 to 100 
Based on 9 reviews
Publication Score Source
ACE 71 №21, p50
ACE 93 №26, p144
Complete Guide to Consoles 93 №1, p36
Complete Guide to Consoles 94 №4, p93
Computer & Video Games 93 №91, p83
The Games Machine (UK) 78 №18, p53
Mean Machines 93 №6, p46/47Media:MeanMachines UK 06.pdf
Sega Power 100 №23, p55
Sega Pro 80 №2, p18Media:Segapro UK 02.pdf
Master System, US
CaliforniaGames SMS US cover.jpg
CaliforniaGames SMS US Cart.jpg
Californiagames sms us manual.pdf
Master System, EU
CaliforniaGames SMS EU cover.jpg
Master System, EU
® variant; no barcode
CaliforniaGames SMS EU R cover.jpg
Master System, EU
7 language variant
CaliforniaGames SMS EU 7lang cover.jpg
CaliforniaGames SMS EU cart.jpg
Master System, AU

CaliforniaGames SMS AU Cart.jpg
Master System, BR (Older)
CaliforniaGames SMS BR cover.jpg
JdV SMS BR Cart.jpg
CaliforniaGames SMS BR Manual Alt.pdf
Master System, BR (Newer)
CaliforniaGames SMS BR Cardboard Box.jpg
CaliforniaGames SMS BR Cardboard Cart.jpg
CaliforniaGames SMS BR Cardboard Manual.pdf