(Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Powerball (Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Game Profile

Eight different teams representing various nations are vying to become the Powerball champions, and you control one of the eight in your quest for the championship. A hybrid of games like rugby and football,

Powerball is played on a 100-yard field, as you try to score by either carrying the ball into your opponent's end zone or kicking it into your opponent's net for a certain amount of points. This one- or two-player game offers both exhibition and league play.

Jump into a game of Powerball and try a brand-new sport!

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Darren Calvert

Eight different teams representing various nations are vying to become the Powerball champions, and you control one of the eight in your quest for the championship.

This forgotten futuristic sports game by Namco undoubtedly takes some inspiration from Speedball 2, which was really popular at the time. The basic premise is that Powerball is a futuristic sport that takes the brutal elements of rugby or American...

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User Comments (14)

Asrugan

#2

Asrugan said:

It is a little like other games of the time (BIll Lambert's Combat Basketball ect), but it has a feel of it's own (and it's fun). I remember playing this game for hours with a friend trying to beat the league standings.

fortius54

#3

fortius54 said:

This is actually one of my favorite games. I owned this on the Genesis, and I would definitely purchase this if they would make it available in the US. It has a great deal of replay value as well.

William

#4

William said:

I was expecting this to be a tribute to excellent gameshow Gladiators- I was left disapointed

Adamant

#7

Adamant said:

Never played Speedball, but would you say this game is akin to a Kunio football game?

JaredJ

#8

JaredJ said:

wasn't this on the SNES? If so why are we getting the genesis/mega drive version? I may be thinking of something else though.

Shiryu

#9

Shiryu said:

Nothing will ever beat Speedball 2 on the Commodore Amiga... sigh
Maybe Mutant League Hockey... still, interesting clone of Speedball this effort from Namco.

DazzaAdmin

#13

Dazza said:

Its a shame Shiryu didnt do a vid for Powerball to save us having to do one ourselves :p

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