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This game is a trip! The controls are simple and responsive, and the crisp arcade graphics are outstanding. The wacky announcer tosses out hilarious lines like "That was totally uncalled for ...but alot of fun to watch!" The game's torrid pacing is key. A single contest takes less than ten minutes to play, but those are ten minutes of non-stop action!! NFL Blitz is to football what NBA Jam was to basketball, effectively emphasizing the best aspects of the sport.
OK, so it's not exactly a direct port of the arcade -- there are a few minor changes to the game, namely the newer rosters to mirror the 98-99 season (Ty Detmer, for example, is off the Eagles and now on the Niners). They've also deleted a few objectional phrases (like the "What the #$%& is he doing?" phrase so popular in the arcade), and obviously the minor load-times have to be mulled through between menu changes. But other than that, you guys who love Blitz in the arcade are going to love Blitz on the PlayStation.
The more I played the PSX version, the more I got used to the graphics. Even though the graphics were of lesser quality, the controller was much better suited for this type of game so it was easier for me to play. You do get a few little extra modes with the PSX version, mostly due to the extra storage capacity. In the end, I would definitely recommend the N64 version just because it looks better, but if you only have a PSX you should also be satisfied with the game.
If you're after arcade-style football, look no further than Blitz. It's easy enough to learn that even those of us that don't like sports games can easily get hooked. Blitz is the most addictive sports game ever created. Don't even rent Blitz. Just go buy it. You won't be sorry.
Was NFL Xtreme
eher halbherzig andeutete, wurde bei NFL Blitz kompromisslos durchgezogen: Funsport in Reinkultur. Bereits nach
wenigen Spielminuten kann man sich dem rauhen Charme dieser
American-Football-Rauferei kaum entziehen. Erfreulicherweise spielt sich dieser Funsport-Titel genauso
flott und unkompliziert wie das große Vorbild NBA Jam. Ich bin mir
sicher: An diesem Titel dürften auch American-Football-Hasser ihre wahre Freude haben.
All in all I loved the game because it was so fun to play, especially if you are playing with a friend. This game is a definite must-have for all you football fans. Midway put everything that you have always wanted to do after a play into this game which results in hours of sitting in front of a TV and playing NFL Blitz 'til you can't play it no more.
De moves zijn agressief als een malle en de gameplay is zo eenvoudig dat je binnen no-time aan je monitor gekluisterd zit en er door geen linebacker meer vanachter vandaan te rossen bent. Hut, hut, hut!
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.
Game Informer Magazine
Blitz really was a breath of fresh air when it first debuted in the arcades a few years ago, but it has never transcended its coin-op roots. The endless turnovers and freewheeling play now seem to be little more than football for people who don’t like football. The Blitz formula has grown stale. Perhaps we’ll have to wait for the first XFL game to inject some life into this flagging genre.