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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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[Budget re-release] The game is livened up by the American TV style presentation, including shots of the crowd, cheerleaders and reports after each quarter. An excellent buy at this price, even if you're new to the real-life game.
TVSF is the most entertaining, accurate and engrossing sports simulation I've ever experienced. If Cinemaware keeps on improving at this rate, I daren't imagine what it's next release, Lords of the Rising Sun, will turn out like.
The One (Jan, 1989)
If you're already an American Football fan, then this could well become the reason that you bought your Amiga - if not this may be just the introduction that you need. It's what Sundays were invented for.
Amiga Computing (Jan, 1989)
A stunning American football game such as this would be enough for the price, but the addition of all the little finishing touches, such as the on-screen appearance of previous Cinemaware characters and the marvellous documentation, makes it as close as I've seen to the perfect computer game.
Graphically superb, in-game action features small but beautifully formed players complete with realistic animation. Faultless presentation is accompanied by good sampled speech. This is an unmissable simulation for those with an American Football bent.
Zzap! (Mar, 1989)
Someone once said about Gridiron, 'Football is war,' and with all the heavy contact going on, this seems to be true. But there is more to this game than just running, throwing and hitting - there's loads of tactical play as well. Before we got into that, maybe we should give a quick explanation to those unfamiliar with the sports of
Cinemaware's classy graphics are best shown in the presentation and kicking screens, but the on-field action is well represented. There's also bags of music, effects and speech to keep the ears happy. Disk-swapping is kept to a minimum, the only essential change during a game being for field goals and extra points.
Die ungeheure Vielfalt an Möglichkeiten, der realistische Ligamodus, die gute Steuerung und last but not least der tolle Sound und die Supergrafik machen aus TV SPORTS FOOTBALL ein Programm, das langanhaltenden Spielspaß bei der vielleicht unterhaltsamsten Sportsimulation seit langer Zeit garantiert. Also, Leute, Helm auf und dann ran an den Speck!
Power Play (Mar, 1989)
Ich habe noch kein Sportspiel erlebt, bei dem die Aufmachung so toll ist wie bei "TV Sports: Football". Die Cinemaware-Programmierer schaffen es immer wieder, mit gekonnten Grafik- und Sound-Spielereien zu verblüffen. Realistisch wirkt das Programm durch den ausgeklügelten Liga-Modus, der die tollsten Statistiken und Tabellen liefert. Der beste Quarterback der Liga wird ebenso ermittlet wie die durchschnittliche Paßlänge. Wer sowohl Football als auch Statistiken schätzt, wird hingerissen sein.
Commodore User (Feb, 1989)
To most people the sport of American Football is nothing more than big men in big pads charging wildly into each other. But to people like me, avid supporters of the State’s biggest game, there is a huge attraction to the sport coupled with avid Channel 4 viewing and essential purchases of consumer durables. For those who are not familiar with the game I will give a brief rundown of rules and terms. The side in possession of the ball (the offense) have four attempts (downs) to move the ball ten yards forward from the line of scrimmage, otherwise the ball goes to the opposing team. If the offense manages to make it into the end zone of the opposing side with the ball he scores a touchdown worth six points. The player only has to get himself with the ball into the endzone to score, where as in rugby the ball has to be placed on the ground.
Your Amiga (Jun, 1989)
Overall, it is the best Amiga football game to date and one of the best overall, but in some areas it could have been even better.
There is all the strategy of the game combined with realistic action on the pitch, making it the best ever computer simulation of the game, and I can't see anyone surpassing it for a long time to come. There is just one thing: thirty pounds is an awful lot to ask for a computer game, but no doubt hardcore gridiron fans will think it cheap...
Fans who want the detail, sophistication, and player identification of the National Football League will be disappointed with the current product (but might be interested should Cinemaware decide to publish an NFL team disk). The rosters can be edited so that actual professional athlete's names could appear and the ratings can be edited to generally reflect an actual player's abilities, but as mentioned earlier, this is not entirely satisfactory. Action game fans who want a difficult game may not like this game as well as a strict arcade game like John Elway's Quarterback, but players who want to capture the atmosphere, flow of play, and fast-moving competition of professional football should love it.