Sensible Soccer

"Take charge of your favourite club or national team from all over Europe in a whole host of different cup and league competitions.  With all the atmosphere of European Soccer at it's highest level, you (and your friend) can take a squad of 15 players on to cup glory!  There's no other football game quite like it!
Game Information
Developer Renegade
Publisher Sony Imagesoft
Copyright Date 1992, 1993
Players 1 - 2
Age Rating(s) ELSPA 3+
Save Type RAM
Cart Version Yes

Part Numbers
Game T-93185-50
Front Cover None specific
Back Cover None specific
Manual None specific
Spine Card None specific
CD 1 None specific
Bar Code 7 35009 70110 7

Forget your 3D graphics and accurate representations of however Beckham has his hair this week - this is the best football game in existence.  The Mega-CD version looks and plays the same as the cart did, with an FMV intro and cut scenes and CD quality sound recorded at a football match instead of the static hiss of the "crowd" from the cart.  The more realistic sound is good, if sometimes inaccurate - the crowd will start chanting "One-Nil!" when neither team has yet scored, and there is a delay between scoring and the cheer going up while the Mega-CD hunts the clip down.  Team selection is limited to European Nations and clubs along with the "custom" section featuring the Sensible XI, At The Chippy and Pizza Toppings, and team and player names are tweaked (Devid Siaman is Highbury's goalkeeper) as the game wasn't licensed by any clubs.  The fully editable squads and strips make any match possible, but doing so eats big chunks of the Mega-CD's built-in memory storage.  The loading times don't cripple the gameplay but, like all CD titles, if you've played the cart version it can be annoying.
A demo CD was given away with issue 12 of Mega Power.  A second demo CD featuring only the Paragon Publishing logo was given away with issue 44 of Sega Pro CD.