Review by Psycho Penguin
"Another great sports game from Midway"
NFL Blitz is a perfect soprts game for those who don't like sports. Sure, football fans will enjoy it, but even non-football fans may find themselves enjoying another sports game from Midway. Overall this game is great but it has been passed by its sequels.
The graphics are superb. The backgrounds are well done, and the detail in the players is phenomenal. The only reason i don't give a score of 10 is because there is sometimes a lot of slowdown, and I don't like the design of the title screns. But other than that, the graphics are very well done.
NFL blitz may not have the best music but the music is still pretty good and it is not annoying at all, which is always a good thing. Sound effect wise, NFL Blitz for Arcade features funny and very effective commentary (commentary like ''Is that legal?'' runs rampant). Overall, great sound effects and solid music.
The control in NFL Blitz is solid and very good overall. However, like most arcade games, it does have its flaws, which is changing your active receiver. As soon as the ball is snapped, you have to toggle the joystick to the left or right to change the active receiver, while trying to avoid the defenders. This is the only major flaw in an otherwise solid control system.
NFL Blitz is so popular because it is not your average football game. you can forget all the rules while playing, because there are no rules in Blitz!! Yep, late its are rampant and reccomended. There are a total of 27 offensive and nine defensive plays to choose from. Also, you are automatically given a free point if you chose an extra point kick. Overall, NFL blitz for Arcade has fun and fast gameplay.
Replay Value (Medium)
NFL Blitz for the Arcade was a great game back in the day, but now I don't know if it has as much replay value, mainly because of Blitz 99 and Blitz 2000 out. Regardless, it's still great fun.
It's easier if you play against some of my friends ^_^
FUN FACTOR (9.4/10)
NFL Blitz is simply one of my favorite sports game of all time, as well as one of the most fun. While hardcore fans will fall in love with the football action, non-football fans will enjoy it because of the fun gameplay. Get Blitzed today!
Reviewer's Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
Originally Posted: 05/03/00, Updated 07/16/01
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