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John Elway's Quarterback

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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4.0
PC Booter
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2.8
NES
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2.0
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Description

In John Elway's Quarterback, it's one player vs. the computer or two human players going head-to-head in single-game American football action. Select your team's home city (there is no NFL or NFLPA license, so there are no real teams or players) and then battle the opposing team for four 15-minute (accelerated real-time) quarters. Graphics are simple: one team has blue uniforms, the other team red ones. The human player gets control of the quarterback on offense and the middle linebacker on defense. The play perspective is top-down and vertical-scrolling. Choose from 9 offensive--mostly passing--plays and 6 defensive plays. Teams have 9 players each.

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John Elway's Quarterback PC Booter Title screen 2 (Hercules Monochrome)
John Elway's Quarterback NES Pick a Play
John Elway's Quarterback ZX Spectrum None of the others are 1 letter away from a top rock band
John Elway's Quarterback NES Tackled

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Sometimes the underdog is just a dog. NES PCGamer77 (3027)

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Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3027) and Martin Smith (63162)