Excerpt: There is one video game franchise that all gamers know when we talk about smash mouth football. I am talking real smash mouth football. The kind that will clothesline you, or give you a power bomb. You know of whom I speak.
Excerpt: If you were anything like me, you enjoyed some hard-hitting action on the Nintendo 64 version of NFL Blitz. It was a straightforward, arcade-style, over-the-top football game that was a blast to play, alone or especially with friends.
Conclusion: I enjoyed myself, and it was fun to got back in the past and play a classic game but the game still has a ways to to go before re-establishing itself as one of the cornerstone football franchises.
Excerpt: This iteration does get a fresh coat of paint to keep up with the times. There’s an HD feel to it, along with much more detail in the environments. One nice touch to this end is that you’ll notice the individuality of the stadiums.
Excerpt: It wasn’t that long ago that arcade-style sports games were just as popular as their sim-based counterparts, but the last half-decade has not been kind. After a ho-hum response on the Wii, the latest NBA Jam went download-only for the HD consoles, and now EA is following suit with the 2012 iteration...
Conclusion: NFL Blitz is still one of the most interesting and ambitious football video game on the market today, however this style of sports game may be a little out of date. While it is fun for a while if you don’t extend your interest into the multiplayer or play with a friend you may never see your dollar...
Excerpt: It’s appropriate that after nearly a decade of estrangement, Blitz and the NFL are being reunited during Tim Tebow’s rise as the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback. Like Tebow, NFL Blitz also plays a cartoonish, improbable, exciting version of pro football.
Excerpt: Arcade sports games have always had a special place in my heart. Whether I was smashing the glass in with Clinton in NBA Jam, or hurdling over players in NFL Blitz, the memories are etched into...
Pros: + Gauntlet mode is awesome, + Online additions are addictive, + Still accessible to anyone
Cons: Lack of customization, Online lag can plague games