Kick Off 3: European Challenge (Prototype)

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Kick Off 3: European Challenge (Prototype)
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Video Game History Foundation
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date January 1, 2022
Origin EPROM cartridge
Labels N/A
Game Kick Off 3: European Challenge
System Sega Mega Drive
Genre Sports - Soccer
Final build JP Unreleased
EU 1994
US Unreleased
Release date JP Unreleased
EU 1994
US Unreleased
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A prototype of Kick Off 3: European Challenge for the Sega Mega Drive.


  • Early prototype.
  • Header changes:
    • publisher code is T-150 in this build, T-23 for the final.
    • Release date is 1994.APR in this build, 1994.SEP in the final.
    • International and domestic title names are "KICKOFF 3" in this build, "KICKOFF 3 EURO CHALLENGE" for the final.
    • Serial number is GM T-150016-00 in this build, GM T-23086-50 in the final.
  • Different SEGA logo. In this build, the logo has a gradiant. In the final, it's a flash dark blue color.
  • Completely different opening and trademark screens, with different music.
  • Different main menu.
  • Field is using a darker green palette. Crowd graphics are different.
  • HUD is different, more simplistic in this build.
  • Different music and sound effects.



File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Kick Off 3 - European Challenge (Prototype).md ROM file 2021-05-04 23:44:24 1 MB ROM file. e0fb2c97613e3b49a23a3a3feb5f73caeff30bd3


Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi at the Video Game History Foundation and the anonymous donor for this part of the lot! A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype!

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