CyberBall

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CyberBall
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega (JP/US/EU/AU), Tec Toy (BR)
Developer:
Licensor: Tengen, Atari Games
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Peripherals supported: Sega Mega Modem
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4027
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[4]
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[5][6]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR

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CyberBall, known in Japan as CyberBall: Foot Ball in the 21st Century (サイバーボール), is a Sega Mega Drive football game developed and published by Sega. A port of the titular 1989 Atari Games arcade game Cyberball, the game was first released in the United States in July 1990, and would later be released in Japan, Europe, Australia, and Brazil. The Japanese version supports the Sega Mega Modem for online play.

History

In Japan, CyberBall supports the Sega Mega Modem for online play; Sega had also planned to bring this functionality to the United States via the unreleased Sega TeleGenesis Modem, with CyberBall being one of the first games to support it.[7] Later it was announced that a special TeleGenesis Modem version of the game would be released separately.[8]

While the accessory was never released, its code remains in all versions of CyberBall, and was even translated into English. The game checks the region of the Sega Mega Drive it's being played on, and if it detects a Japanese system, unlocks a Modem option on the main menu.[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: CyberBall/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-06: "June 1990" (1990-05-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-07: "July 1990" (1990-06-08)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[10]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
89
[11]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
80
[12]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
80
[13]
Console XS (UK) PAL
76
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
40
[16]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
67
[17]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[18]
Joystick (FR)
65
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
27
[20]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
65
[21]
Mega (UK) PAL
31
[22]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
58
[23]
MegaTech (UK)
80
[24]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
80
[25]
Player One (FR)
73
[26]
Power Play (DE)
81
[27]
Sega Power (UK)
52
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[29]
Sega Pro (UK)
63
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
56
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
65
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
36
[33]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US)
50
[4]
Sega Mega Drive
61
Based on
25 reviews

CyberBall

Mega Drive, JP
Cyberball MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
CyberBall MD JP CartTop.jpg
Cyberball MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
CyberBall MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
Cyberball MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Cyberball MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Cyberball MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Cyberball MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Cyberball MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Cyberball MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
CyberBall MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT
CyberBall MD PT cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
CyberBall MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
CyberBall MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
Cyberball MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
Cyberball MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 76120e96
MD5 e19be4bcb50e4908c5b9af3bd69caa39
SHA-1 4e459751ced8956326602c581b8b169f8e716545
512kB 1990-06 Cartridge (US/EU/JP)

References

  1. File:Cyberball MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video/c/ybbcL1B4BBA/m/8OzJeXoZ8XoJ
  4. 4.0 4.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "September 1990" (US; 1990-0x-xx), page 79
  5. Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 76
  6. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 35
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 26
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 48
  9. https://tcrf.net/CyberBall_(Genesis)
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 53
  11. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume III" (UK; 1990-08-xx), page 96
  12. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 28
  13. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 45
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 128
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 20
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 303
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 34
  18. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-0x-xx), page 1
  19. Joystick, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 92
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  21. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1990" (JP; 1990-09-08), page 79
  22. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 19
  23. Mega Play, "November/December 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 30
  24. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  25. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  26. Player One, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 44
  27. Power Play, "10/90" (DE; 1990-09-14), page 136
  28. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 34
  29. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  30. Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 21
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 47


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