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Mutant League Football (Genesis)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Legendary, but has not aged well *Legion* (138) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
These guys could kick Madden's ass any day! Big John WV (25282) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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90
Power Unlimited
Mutant League Football is razend origineel, prachtig vormgegeven en nog leuk om te spelen ook. Het doel van het spel is alleen een beetje verwarrend. Moet je nou proberen te scoren, of moet je proberen om zoveel mogelijk tegenstanders af te maken?
80
High Score
Och ni som behöver en paus i NHL Hockey kan med fördel njuta en stund av den intensitet och det tempo som det här spelet erbjuder. Kort sagt, Mutant League Football är ett grymt bra spel.
80
Game Players
Mutant league Football perfectly balances destruction and sports strategy. Most games in this unusual genre lean too heavily toward smashing and destroying, so any true sports simulation was lost. After all, disemboweling video-game characters can entertain you only for so long. If you've enjoyed the John Madden products and are feeling a little mean-spirited, Mutant League Football could be your cup of blood.
70
Sega-16.com
Genesis fans looking for a fun multi-player experience, and sports fans looking for a fresh take on the genre, would do well to hunt MLFootball down. You will have to temper your expectations, to be sure, since the game doesn't have lasting appeal as a single player experience, but there are few Genesis games as good when playing with a buddy. MLFootball doesn't take itself too seriously, and neither should you hold it to the same standards set by Madden and Montana. The arcade style gameplay allows the game to sit aside the more football simulation games available, and it actually has allowed the game to age more gracefully than its contemporaries. The game can be found for considerably less than its successor, MLHockey, and it is absolutely a title worth having in your collection.
70
All Game Guide
Finally, Mutant League Football is just missing some of the intangibles that great games have. Even though it was popular enough to spawn other games and a cartoon series, there is something that keeps it from being a great game. Although it was fun to play, it is doubtful that you will find many people who would put Mutant League Football high on their list of the greatest Sega Genesis games. Overall, it's a good game -- not great, but good.
42
Entertainment Weekly
Mutant League revels in the kind of sick humor that Mortal Kombat only dabbles in, but it hasn't drawn nearly as much attention-perhaps because only aliens, mutants, and robots are involved, rather than realistic human characters.
42
The Video Game Critic
The graphics are only fair, and the choppy animation makes it tough to tell what's going on. The imaginative fields provide obstacles like pits, rocks, and mines, but these are more annoying than fun. The best part about this game is the audibles. These trick plays allow you to do crazy things like put dynamite in the ball, use a rocket pack, confuse the other team, or kill the referee (literally). You have limited use of these, so you'll want to use them strategically. The gameplay itself is amusing, but definitely not up to Madden standards. The passing windows are especially confusing to use. Sometimes you think you're throwing a bomb to the receiver in the right window, only to discover he's just two yards to your left! The non-stop grinding music, coupled with each coach's indecipherable gibberish make this game sonically annoying. Still, it is a nice change of pace from the standard football action.