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|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||2.0|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||4.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||4.0|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.0|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.0|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||3.5|
|Overall MobyScore (2 votes)||3.2|
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Playing against other people is the best way to Blitz, because the computer AI isn't particularly impressive - it cheats like Bill Clinton when it falls behind. That's why it's a shame there's no modem or net play, only support for two people at the same machine. But probably the biggest letdown is the failure to include a season mode or play editor, features that somehow made it into the Nintendo 64 version but not the PC one (though a later PC patch does add season play). Still, those are minor problems with what is otherwise one helmet-knocker of a game - and one heck of an arcade port.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I see many missed opportunities with this title, but in the end if all you want is a faithful port of the arcade game then you won’t be disappointed. For those of you who haven’t played the game before, you will find yourself having a great deal of fun in a matter of minutes. People who want a break from full-fledged football simulations can find refuge in NFL Blitz, where the action is fast and furious and the hits are extreme. Midway could have made a good game even better by giving us remote multiplayer support and at least as many ways to customize the game as they did for the Nintendo version. It’s always possible for Midway to release a patch later on so don’t give up hope of being able to do at least what the manual says is possible, but as it stands right now, the game could have been better.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
In a nutshell, the repetitive gameplay and one-note humor that make NFL BLITZ a worthwhile alternative to Eight Ball at your neighborhood saloon turn it into a long-term loser on your desktop. Adding league play in the patch helps some, but this title needs multiplayer options (or you need an always-available buddy) to make it truly worth buying. If you luck into a sale, this is a game worth considering, but there’s not enough gaming here to justify paying top dollar.
Im Vergleich zu seriösen Programmen wie Madden 99 wirkt NFL Blitz wie ein halbstarkes Hinterhof-Football angetrunkener Raufbolde. Doch Spaß und Spielbarkeit sind dabei erstaunlich hoch; die schnell erlernbare Steuerung flutscht vortrefflich. Motiviert kämpfe ich gegen immer stärkere Computergegner um den Sieg. Grafik und Optionen merkt man allerdings an, daß hier »nur« der Blitz-Spielautomat 1:1 umgesetzt wurde.