International Superstar Soccer Deluxe

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International Superstar Soccer Deluxe
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad, Team Player
Genre: Sports (football)

















Number of players: 1-8
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-95196-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4] T-95196-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$49.9949.99
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Non-Sega versions
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International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (ISS Deluxe) is a football game released by Konami for the Sega Mega Drive in 1996. It is a sequel to International Superstar Soccer, a Super NES game originally released in late 1994, and the second in the long-running International Superstar Soccer series by Konami's Osaka division, which was eventually discontinued to give a bigger focus to the alternative Pro Evolution Soccer series by Konami's Tokyo division.

Gameplay

ISS Deluxe is an arcade-style football game played at an oblique viewing angle. The game lacks any sort of official licensing, so opts for 36 national teams comprised of fictional players (often loosely based on their real-life counterparts).

Teams

Europe 1

  • England England
  • Germany Germany
  • Italy Italy
  • Wales Wales
  • Scotland Scotland
  • SaintPatricksSaltire N.Ireland

Europe 2

  • France France
  • Netherlands Holland
  • Norway Norway
  • Spain Spain
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Portugal Portugal

Europe 3

  • Sweden Sweden
  • Czechia Czech Rep.
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Austria Austria
  • Bulgaria Belgium
  • Poland Poland

Europe 4

  • Romania Romania
  • Russia Russia
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Switzerland Swiss (Switzerland)
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Greece Greece

Asia-Africa

  • Japan Japan
  • Turkey Turkey
  • South Korea S.Korea
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Morocco Morocco

N.S.America

  • Brazil Brazil
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Colombia Columbia
  • Mexico Mexico
  • United States of America U.S.A
  • Uruguay Uruguay

All Star (unlockable)

  • All Star
  • Eurostar A
  • Eurostar B
  • Asian Star
  • Africanstar
  • AllAmer.Star

History

Legacy

As a late release in the console life cycle, happening when Konami had already discontinued all its internal Mega Drive developments in Japan, this conversion of ISS Deluxe was outsourced to German developer Factor 5. It was also targeted especifically for the European markets (later on, also for the Brazilian market), where association football is considered the main national sport.

The earlier Super NES version of ISS Deluxe is notorious in South America for being redistributed as localised ROM hacks, replacing the teams and players with those from Argentina, Colombia or Peru. This has happened to this Mega Drive version too, becoming the Brazilian branded Ronaldinho Soccer 98, despite the presence of a fully licensed retail version released in Brazil by TecToy.

Versions

The Mega Drive version of ISS Deluxe is largely identical to its Super NES counterpart, save for minor palette differences (and a checkerboarding effect to mask the lack of alpha transparency) and lower quality audio samples. No attempt was made to let the game run at a full 320x224 (or 320x240) resolution.

Unlike previous Mega Drive games handled by Chris Hülsbeck which relied on his own A.U.D.I.O.S. Wave Slave MD sound driver, for this title the Troet Sound System was used instead, a custom music and sound effects player programmed by Factor 5 themselves. [5]

Production credits

  • Producer: Julian Eggebrecht
  • Main Programmer: Sven Meier
  • Additional Programming: Willi Bäcker, Holger Schmidt, Thomas Engel
  • Graphics: Andreas Escher, Sven Meier
  • Music and Sound Effects: Chris Hülsbeck
  • Troet System: Jens Petersam, Willi Bäcker, Thomas Engel, Dirk Jagalski
  • Special Thanks: Tomonori Otsuka, Hiroshi Makitani, Monika Aust, Manfred Kleimann, Jon Sloan, Konami Osaka, ISS SNES Team
  • Our Regards To: Sandra and Jonas, Nils Meier, René F. Henke, Lutz Osterkorn, Mario Wagner, Anja Eggebrecht, Philipp Eggebrecht, Klaus-Dieter Hartwig
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: International Superstar Soccer Deluxe/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Player One (FR) #71: "Janvier 1997" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91
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[7]
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[8]
Cool Gamer (RU)
30
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[4]
Joypad (FR) PAL
92
[10]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
93
[11]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[12]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
81
[13]
Player One (FR)
95
[14]
Power Unlimited (NL)
81
[15]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
92
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[16]
Sega Power (GR)
92
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[17]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
11 reviews

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe

Mega Drive, EU
ISSD MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
ISS Deluxe MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE rental (HENT black)
ISSD MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
ISSD MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
ISSD MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
International Superstar Soccer Deluxe MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

Main article: International Superstar Soccer Deluxe/Technical information.

References


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