MANUFACTURER: Atari PLAYERS: 4 STEREO: No RATING: 4 (4.0)
TYPE: Arcade sports COMLYNX: Yes BLINK: No
WHAT: Futuristic football with robot players
HOW : View is from above the field at an angle,allowing the width of the
field but not the entire length to be seen at once. Play is similar to
football, with basic running and passing plays. There are no downs as in
football, but the ball will get "hotter" unless a specific goal in terms of
yardage is reached; if it gets too hot it explodes.A quick time limit
forces fast play selection;emphasis is on thinking fast on your feet.The
player also controls one of the robots on the field,usually the quarter-
back at first and then a receiver/running back, or a chosen defensive
linerobot. Comlynxing results in several players cooperating on a team.
SOAPBOX: Although I played this occasionally in the arcade, I don't have a
solid feel for that version, so I can't tell if this is a good port or not.
It has poor control, especially when running the ball (I've never been able
to with much success) so I'm guessing this is not a great ver- sion.
Graphics are not great either, with the small bitmapped players hard to see
in the 3/4 overhead perspective. Sound is equally ho-hum.The cooperative
Comlynx feature sounds fun, but I haven't been able to find anyone to try
it, so someone feel free to contact me on how enjoyable it is. As the
rating says, I consider this a low cart. Buy others first.