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NES Play Action Football

Average Rating: 5.66/10
Video Game Rank: 6103
Game Boy Rank: 110
NES Rank: 232
Wii Rank: 415
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Primary Name
NES Play Action Football
Alternate Names
Play Action Football
Platform
Genre
Theme
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1990-09-00
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NES Play Action Football
Nick: 
Wii Virtual Console edition
Rel Date: 2007-09-10
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Wii
Developer: Tose
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: E
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Play Action Football
Nick: 
North American Game Boy edition
Rel Date: 1990-12-00
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Game Boy
Developer: Tose
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NES Play Action Football
Nick: 
North American NES edition
Rel Date: 1990-09-00
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
NES
Developer: Tose
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

This game was highly impressive for its time. It allowed players to choose from eight real teams from various cities, and each team featured all the actual players that were currently playing for them. The teams were: Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins.

The game used an isometric view, presenting the game at an angle to make it appear 3-D, and the game allowed a very large number of moving objects (all the players) to be on screen at the same time; in earlier games, the system couldn't handle it. In a typical NES game, few moving objects could be onscreen before they all started flashing, because the system couldn't render them all at once, but NES PAF managed to avoid this somehow and allow the system to render two entire football teams onscreen simultaneously.

Another feature that was ahead of its time was the use of real voices. NES PAF was one of an extremely small number of NES games to feature voices. Most games never bothered to implement this feature because of the primitive sound capabilities, but in NES PAF, players hear the referee say in a real voice "Touchdown!" or "First down!" You can even hear the football players yell "Ready! Set! Hut, hut.." before the play begins. At the end of each game, Nester appears as a commentator, announcing who wins and who lost.

Source: Wikipedia, NES Play Action Football , available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 6103
Game Boy Rank: 110
NES Rank: 232
Wii Rank: 415
Num Ratings: 11
Average Rating: 5.66
Standard Deviation: 1.91
Num Views: 418
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 3
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