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. EA Sports has brought the fast paced, run you over, and talk some smack about it franchise back.
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. There were no rules, and best of all, you could do a flying elbow drop onto a helpless receiver after the play had ended.
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: 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. There were no rules, and best of all, you could do a flying elbow drop onto a helpless receiver after the play had ended.
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. At Texas Stadium, you’ll feel how big it is, and see the openings in the end. You can tell when you’re in a dome, or under the open sky. Mind you, the point of this game is by no means to look good.
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 of NFL Blitz. Downloadable games rarely supply the same level of content as full-priced releases, but no one will complain about the amount of modes and options in NFL Blitz.
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interesting and ambitious football video game on the market today, however this style of sports game may be a little out of date.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 amount from this.
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. Now, Blitz has been resurrected for the modern age, and though it lacks some of the happy buoyancy of its reborn sister game NBA Jam , it’s still solid.