Retro Gaming- NFL Blitz: (1997)

NFL Blitz

Back in the 90’s Midway has produced many interesting games in genres such as fighting, sports and racing.  One of the more memorable games that Midway has produced back in the 1990’s was NFL Blitz.  When NFL Blitz was first released in arcade centers in 1997 many people enjoyed the fun and brutality that it had to offer.  With football teams such as the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers this game was addictive once it was ported to multiple home consoles during the late 90’s.  After its arcade release we got to see NFL Blitz ported to game systems such as PS1, and the Nintendo 64 While its debatable among fans on which version of the game was the best it was still pretty cool to have a console version of this arcade classic.

NFL Blitz (1)

One of the coolest things about NFL Blitz was that players were allowed to get away with more during gameplay since the rules deviated from the  traditional NFL format.  It could also be considered a title that casual gamers could get into simply because the violence included in NFL Blitz made people feel like they were playing a fighting game a times.  Since its release in the late 90’s both the PS1 and the Nintendo 64 versions of NFL Blitz had managed to sell over 1 million units worldwide which was impressive.  If NFL Blitz was not a hit in arcade centers before being released for the PS1 and the N64 then it would be questionable on how the game would have done in worldwide sales in regards to home consoles.

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One thought on “Retro Gaming- NFL Blitz: (1997)

  1. Was this basically an NFL version of say NBA Jam? Just silly short form game concentrating on fun?

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