4th & Inches

Moby ID: 7969
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4th & Inches is an action/strategy football game for one or two players. You control the action during the variety of plays that can be called, choose when to take timeouts, and select which players on your team will be on the field. There are two teams (the All-Pros and the Champs) and you can see each player's statistics to determine how fast or strong he will be.

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Average score: 72% (based on 12 ratings)

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Average score: 2.7 out of 5 (based on 26 ratings with 1 reviews)

Laughable compared to TV Sports and Madden; generally primitive

The Good
The name conjures up an image of an exciting moment in a match, as well as being confusing to non-followers of the sport.

The Bad
There's no proper tournament to play - just one-off matches - which kills any long-term gameplay.

The feel is very sluggish, with passes very hard to play accurately as a result. TV Sports Football is twice as fast, infinitely prettier and a year older.

The playbook is quite limited, and a lot of the moves are difficult to pull off.

The reissue was sold as being A1200 compatible even though the graphics were almost unbearably corrupted on such a system (the technical issue is excusable given the game's age, the packaging thoroughly fraudulent.

It's one of the least stable games I've ever played, crashing so often that your chances of completing a quarter, let alone a whole match, are slim.

The Bottom Line
A football (that's American Football) game of minimal quality. More Lemon of Troy than Troy Aikman.

Amiga · by Martin Smith (81743) · 2004

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Game added by Servo.

Windows added by Rik Hideto. Commodore 64 added by Xoleras. Amiga added by Martin Smith. Macintosh added by ZenicReverie. Apple IIgs added by Terok Nor.

Game added December 14, 2002. Last modified April 16, 2024.