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Unnecessary Roughness '96 is the 1996's incarnation of Accolade's series of American football games. Updates in this version attempt to correct the "arcadish" feel the previous had with a much bigger emphasis on team management and coaching. You can buy entire teams, make any trades, set salary caps, manage rosters and injuries, etc.

The statistical side of the game is spruced up, with more realistic scores, and an additional play-designer added to the editable features, which allows you to store up to 1,300 plays, to which you can even add audible calls.

On the gameplay side of things new features include an automatic pass reception which allows you to basically concentrate on using the quarterback. Also available is two player cooperative or vs gameplay modes, and new, clearer graphics, animations and sounds.


Unnecessary Roughness '96 DOS Main menu
Unnecessary Roughness '96 DOS The game itself is in glorious SVGA
Unnecessary Roughness '96 DOS Before each match, we get an spoken introduction from this guy
Unnecessary Roughness '96 DOS Options screen

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Game Zero 1996 22.75 out of 25 91
PC Gamer 1996 84 out of 100 84
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1996 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Jun 04, 1996 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Action (Germany) Feb, 1996 73 out of 100 73
PC Joker Apr, 1996 64 out of 100 64
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1996 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Zovni (10629) added Unnecessary Roughness '96 (DOS) on Jul 10, 2001