Sensible Soccer - Mega Power Demo #5


Free with issue 12 of Mega Power magazine - cover dated July 1994


The cover scan of issue 12 of Mega Power was kindly supplied by James Humphris
A one-match demo of Sensible Soccer (the title is labelled Demo Ver 1.0B) that was given away with an issue of Mega Power.  The demo is remarkably complete - all the options, tournaments, teams, movies and even the editor are available.  The catch is that you can only play 10 "match minutes" - about 90 seconds - of each match.  If you're playing a league or tournament, the result at that time stands and you can complete the whole fixture list if you like.  The CD features different artwork from the full game.
A second demo CD with only the Paragon Publishing logo on the front was given away with issue 44 of Sega Pro CD.  Its contents may be identical but this has not been confirmed - the screenshots above are from the Mega Power demo.

A Note about Mega Power demo numbers - Mega Power provided cut out covers for the demo CDs (you had to supply your own case as they came in plastic wallets) for the majority of their demos.  Whilst these demos reached number 12, the numbers don't quite correspond to the order they came in.  Discs 1 to 6 run in sequence up to August 1994, then September's issue included the Battlecorps & SoulStar double disc, which doesn't have a number.  The numbers then continued in October with the cover for that demo showing #7.  To add further to the confusion, November's demo cover had both #8 and #9 on it, and December continued at #10!

In short, the covers run up to #12, and there are 12 discs, but the chronological order doesn't match the numbers.