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The sprites are stocky and smoothly animated. The sound effects are merely adequate, contributing atmosphere without embelishment. Flexible gameplay and superb presentation unite to create a realistic and enjoyable simulation; whether or not you're a fan of the sport, 4th & Inches should provide a great deal of of long-term enjoyment.
A great old game with enough violence to keep even turtle fans happy.
The title refers to the most dramatic of do-or-die situations, and this excellent sim certainly isn't lacking in excitement. Player sprites are small but nippy, with the screen flicking to follow the fast action. Sadly, there's no league option, just two teams, but the computer's tricky to beat - and you can have even more fun against a friend.
Within those limits 4th & Inches gives you an excellent game of football. I told you that you needed to know the game well, didn't I? But if you like the real game, you'll love this version.
Grafisch gesehen schneidet dieses Programm recht gut ab. Es ist sehr schnell und grafisch gut gestaltet. Auch die Motivation hinkt kein bißchen nach. Ich jedenfalls war war regelrecht begeistert von diesem Produkt. Eine gelungene Sportsimulation aus dem Hause ACCOLADE, die sicher ihre Käufer finden wird.
4th & Inches isn't a bad football game, but it plays a little slow and the limited options are glaring in hindsight. I didn't get a chance to check out the two-player action unfortunately, and that might bump up the grade by half a letter grade or so.
4th & Inches does stick fairly closely to the rules and tactics of American Football. The quarters tick away, you can call time outs, players do intercept passes and hand off tackles. But so much of the gameplay is automatic or predetermined that there's very little sense of playing the game yourself. You get all the frustrating interruptions of American Football with absolutely none of the thrills, skills and spills. A Long Pass? I think I would if I were you.
The minus yardage involves the lack
of league play. The game is not setup
to accommodate different styles o
play and continuity of league results.
Also, the game loses some of its corn
plexity due to the fact that one is essentially
playing the same team every
game. In spite of the variety in the
playbook, this essentially reduces the
over-all effect of the game to a "beer
and pretzels" effort. Of course, some
readers may consider that to be plus
yardage. The other minor problem to
be considered is that there is a disorienting
screen shift on kicking and
passing plays which slows up the flow,
of play considerably. In spite of these
two criticisms, this game is a welcome
addition to the genre.