Depot Games: Arena Football
#18 during October 2006
Links: Web Site
Developers: Gia Nguyen
Number of Players:
2 (Turn Based (Local))
Football (American) - this is based on the classic electronic football games of the late 70's (Mattel, Coleco).
I saw Madden NFL'06 on the XB360 and decided to do this as a tribute to those old games (I owned one many moons ago).
I kept things simple just like the red LED blinkers in the original toys, so no fancy stuff here. I'm fairly new at this so hope you enjoy checking it out, for whatever it's worth :) . Cheers,
(see readme.txt for play instructions)
||(source & .EXE, no Allegro .DLL)
||04/12/2006 5:09 PM
Minor changes to player movements:
Receiver cannot go behind QB under Pass mode
FS cannot advance beyond Scrimmage on a Pass play under Versus mode
Cleaned up code and fixed previous control problems, per suggestions from forum members (many thx!)
Added "versus" mode -- 2nd player can control 1 Defensive player against the 1st player, like the Coleco Head-To-Head game.
Added 2 play levels.
Cleaned up bitmaps and data file.
Overall Rating: 3.5
3Great idea for a game. Unfortunately, if player 2 is controlling the free safety, player 1 can't control the quarterback smoothly and gets heavily tackled. A little work and this will be a decent game!
4The gfx are minimal but OK for something based on an electronic game toy from the 70's. The music is completely inappropriate but luckily it can be turned off. The main problem though is that the controls are unresponsive, making it impossible to play. Also it lacks polish and finishing touches.