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Football is a football game for two players. The game is played from a top down point of view of the field and features two skill levels and three game variations. Using the joystick you can choose from one of five different offensive or defensive plays. In the first game variation, after selecting a play you then control the players on the field. In the second game, you have the option of controlling your players after a play is selected or allowing the computer to control the players. The third game has the computer controlling the players at all times and you only need to select the plays you wish it to execute and indicate when you wish to punt or pass the ball. In all of the game variations the timer begins at 5 minutes, and is active only during plays. Of course, the team with the most points when the timer runs out wins!


Football Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Football Atari 2600 Getting ready to start a play
Football Atari 2600 The startup and game selection screen
Football Atari 2600 A play in progress

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Actually more fun than it looks. RobinHud (73) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Aug 20, 2007 100 out of 100 100
The Video Game Critic Oct 21, 2006 B+ 83
Game Freaks 365 2000 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Woodgrain Wonderland Feb 10, 2017 D 25
Creative Computing Oct, 1979 Unscored Unscored


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Servo (57351) added Football (Atari 2600) on Aug 12, 2004
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