The Amiga version of TV Sports: Football
is the only version that has half-time shows, cheerleaders and shots of the coach getting mad. All of the others versions released for other computers are trimmed down and don't feature all of the animated scenes that the original Amiga version has.
The Commodore 64 version of this game is trimmed down from the original Amiga version. It's missing all of the stats, two-player team option, fumbles and digitized voices.
Although released at different times, both the ST and Amiga versions suffered from compatibility issues with later models. The ST version wasn't compatible with the STe version which was launched shortly afterwards, while the Amiga version failed under Kickstart 2 or later, which was launched around 2 years later, although didn't reach the main entry-level market for another year.
Cinemaware sponsored a contest in which players could win a trip to Superbowl XXV.
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- Amiga Power
- May 1991 (issue #00) - #86 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #112 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #8 Most Innovative Computer Game
- Power Play
- Issue 01/1990 - Best Sports Game in 1989
- ST Format
- January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year