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This is one of the funnest games I have played in a long time. Once you get used to the feel of the game, you will be slamming players down in no time. The plays were a bit too sparse for my liking, but if it really bothered me that much I could always make my own plays in the play editor. I think that this game will bring smiles to the faces of many console owners across the land.
The team that brought you NBA Jam and NBA Hangtime has returned to glory with the amazing action-based football game, NFL Blitz. The N64 translation of the game may not look or sound as pretty, but the gameplay is basically the same, and the addition of a play editor can breathe new life into the game on a daily basis.
Had Midway opted to include in this game a little better AI, and the features that made the second and third editions of NBA JAM so great, we’d definitely be looking at one of the best games of all time for a home system. Even though that didn’t happen, NFL Blitz is still one of the best games of the year, and a definite buy for action and sports gamers alike.
In NFL Blitz könnten ein Vollprofi und ein Anfänger gegeneinander antreten, die Chancen wären ungefähr gleich verteilt. Das Spiel basiert auf einem Spielhallenautomaten, und das merkt man. Ob NFL Blitz deshalb ein Erfolg wird, bleibt dahingestellt. Hardcore-Fans wollen eine möglichst realistische Simulation, und Spieler, die kein American Football mögen, werden sowieso grundsätzlich von der Sportart abgeschreckt sein. Anfängern können wir NFL Blitz jedoch wärmstens empfehlen. Vor allem der Zweispielermodus hat seine ganz besonderen Reize. Vielleicht bringt er Footie-Fans und Nicht-Fans endlich mal ein bißchen näher zusammen.
If you like football, and if you like fast, arcade action, you'll like Blitz. From the smooth graphics to the attitude of the play announcers, the presentation is first class. The game action is intuitive, intense and involving. One of the best arcade adaptations for the N64.
All in all, both versions of Blitz are great, but money's probably on the N64 version due to its slight advantages (and I hear rumblings of a code for an N64 tournament mode, so chalk up one more plus for it). But, Blitz as a whole has its weaknesses. It's intense and action-packed, but it's not really a fun one-player game, in whatever format. The depth of a game like Madden 99, which has hundreds of plays, and more complex and realistic gameplay, guarantees long-term single-player enjoyment. For football purists and people looking for long-term play value, NFL Blitz just won't cut it as a one-player game. As a two-player game, though, it is incredible--easy to learn and thrilling to play for just about anybody, even football dummies like me.
NFL Blitz ist Action und Spielspaß pur, ohne Schnörkel und ohne ein kompliziertes Gameplay. Wer Gefallen an Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey und NBA Hangtime gefunden hat, wird von Midways neuestem Titel nicht enttäuscht.
So Blitz isn't perfect. But it provides the purest fun of any video football game ever created. Mark Turmell has two amazing hits on his resume with NBA Jam and Blitz. These games are even more fun than his 2600 Turmoil. The real challenge for him is going to be baseball.
Overall, NFL Blitz serves up some pretty wily football action. Fans of Jam will love it, though you more simulation oriented sports gamers will have a conniption. If you own both a N64 and a PSX, I'd recommend the 64 version, if only for the Play Editor.