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Walter Payton Football, or American Pro Football, as it is called in Japan and Europe, is a simulation of American football. There are two modes in the game. One is called "Monday Night Game" and is the same as a friendly game or exhibition mode; the other is "Road to Superbowl", and is basically a play-off tournament in the NFL.

The player can choose his favorite NFL team to compete against the computer or another player. The game allows you to assign basic strategies to the teams, both in defensive and offensive plays. The game is viewed from a top-down perspective, with the exception of kick offs and field goals, which are viewed up close from a third person perspective, and allow the player to regulate the strength of the kick.


Walter Payton Football SEGA Master System Title screen (European)
Walter Payton Football SEGA Master System Select the mode
Walter Payton Football SEGA Master System Your strategies
Walter Payton Football SEGA Master System Heads or tails?

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Alternate Titles

  • "American Pro Football" -- Japanese & European title

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1989 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1989 920 out of 1000 92
Power Play Jun, 1990 73 out of 100 73
The Video Game Critic Dec 13, 2005 D 25


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Unicorn Lynx (181695) added Walter Payton Football (SEGA Master System) on Jan 24, 2008