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Laughable compared to TV Sports and Madden; generally primitive Martin Smith (79909) 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 1.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Overall User Score (8 votes) 2.1

Critic Reviews

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Info (Mar, 1989)
Kids and casual players will probably prefer 4th & Inches over TV Sports Football. It's challenging enough to test your skill without trying your patience. Gameplay is fun, and you can even choose to play five- or ten-minute quarters if your attention span is short.
Amiga Computing (Apr, 1989)
The computer opposition is utterly fallible and will gladly leave plays incomplete just to make you happy. They still tend to beat you 27-3, but you can't have everything. 4th & Inches makes you want to play it, even though the tunes make you want to join the Neighbours School of "Acting".
Zzap! (Apr, 1989)
Whereas TV Sports Football uses the Amiga to produce some quite dazzling graphic effects, 4th and Inches doesn't show any improvements over the 64 version, released about a year ago. There's not much in the way of sound, either: just a couple of basic tunes and a second or two of sampled crowd roar. This is an accurate, if slightly easy, sim of American Football - but faced with a choice between this and the competition. I know which one I'd rather buy.
Your Amiga (Jun, 1989)
The graphics are small and not particularly detailed but they serve their purpose well enough. As far as I can see, there has been no attempt to enhance the gameplay from the eight bit version which is perhaps something of a disappointment. Having said that though, this really is a fun game to play and I can't see any American football fan not getting considerable enjoyment out of this game.
All the graphics are almost pixel-perfect copies of the 64's. Compared to those of Cinemaware's TV Sports Football the sprites look pretty feeble. Although the tunes are nothing to shout about there are a couple of good digitised effects. With all these faults, 4th & Inches remains a highly enjoyable game. American football enthusiasts will find plenty enough in it for some involved sessions, but it won't be long before you beat the computer opponent so a friend to play against will come in handy.

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