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Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:41:11 AM »
OK, let's take a look at American Football games (yes, I know soccer is the real football but those will have a separate thread  :)

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Re: Evolution of Retro Football Games
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 07:09:54 AM »
Intellivision Football was awesome because it let you design your own plays with the keypad (it was limited but amazing for its time).

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Re: Evolution of Retro Football Games
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 12:05:13 PM »
The Intellivision had more than one football title.  As with the 2600, the games evolved with time.  Here are videos of all the titles for...

[align=center:3gqdwwir][size=240]Intellivision[/size][/align:3gqdwwir]

[align=center:3gqdwwir]Football
Gil scores a touchdown.

Super Pro Football
Super Pro Football Intellivision Gameplay

Super NFL Football
Super NFL Football for the Intellivision[/align:3gqdwwir]

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 19:20:52 PM »
I changed the thread title :16:

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 19:38:04 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
I changed the thread title :16:
I noticed!  I considered writing it that way but since all the titles just say football, I decided to leave the "American" out of it!  Guess not.   :21:

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 02:18:15 AM »
I played a lot of Super Challenge Football on the 2600. Probably my favorite till Tecmo Bowl came along.

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 19:24:27 PM »
I've always been attracted to american football and ice hockey, I remember playing a lot Joe Montana Sports Talk Football 93, I still have the game:

TGPG Lets Play NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Starring Joe Montana.MOD


Despite its simplicity Blitz! for the Vectrex is a really fun game, specially playing with someone:

Vectrex: Blitz


Now I'm eagerly waiting the 3DO to arrive to play Madden there, it looks fantastic:

Madden on the 3DO game system
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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 19:30:55 PM »
Nice set of football games there, Alberto.   Here is Football for the...

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[align=center:ijflsk1x]Magnavox Odyssey 2: Football! [Magnavox][/align:ijflsk1x]

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 20:29:20 PM »
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American Football - By Argus Press


Fantastic American Football - By Zeppelin


Grid Iron- By Softstone


Head Coach - By Addictive Games


End Zone - By Alternative Software


Grid Iron II - By Alternative Software[/align:vw6cjddo]

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 20:36:18 PM »
[align=center:huah891d][size=240]Atari 5200[/size][/color]

RealSports Football
Atari 5200 Review (49) RealSports Football

[size=240]Atari 7800 [/size]

Touchdown Football
Atari 7800 Touchdown Football[/align:huah891d]

I thought it was interesting to see Atari use the name Touchdown Football for the 7800 game instead of RealSports Football, particularly given the release of RealSports Baseball for they system.

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 20:49:25 PM »
That is because Touchdown Football is by Electronic Arts and not Atari!!! :3:

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 20:51:41 PM »
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That is because Touchdown Football is by Electronic Arts and not Atari!!! :17:

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 08:02:49 AM »
I never knew. Very interesting.

I used to drool over the Madden 3DO pictures in magazines. I always remember it getting good reviews.

Always heard that Madden on the Sega Saturn is really good as well. I have Madden 98 for the Saturn but have never played it. My favorite of the series has to be Madden '94.

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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 18:11:16 PM »
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That was the first one in the series and we played Joe Montana II a few times, till we found Madden. Then we never played any of the other American football games. I still secretly played Tecmo Bowl on the Nes. :21:
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Re: Evolution of Retro American Football Games
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 20:51:59 PM »
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Quote from: "onthinice"
That was the first one in the series and we played Joe Montana II a few times, till we found Madden. Then we never played any of the other American football games. I still secretly played Tecmo Bowl on the Nes. :21:

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