Gun Ball was released in November 1992 in Japan.
This game is known outside Japan as "Nitro Ball
With so many similarities between this game and "Smash T.V.
", it makes you wonder how Data East managed to avoid a lawsuit from Williams for copyright infringement (they were sued by Capcom a year later for the similarities between "Fighter's History
" and "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior
" but Capcom lost the case in the end)
The game was developed in Japan but the voices were recorded at Orio Sound Production Studio, San Jose, California.