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HdE's Totally Unoriginal Gaming Show

#41
I some great times playing sports games, especially with friends. Probably because I wasn't very good IRL and it's less tiring 😜
Me and my friend tried to beat the football game in said arcade, and we had many a tournament with games such as FIFA, NHL and Madden on the MEGA DRIVE and then with PES on the PS2 with others as well.
 

HdE

Comic Book Guy
#42
Me and my friend tried to beat the football game in said arcade, and we had many a tournament with games such as FIFA, NHL and Madden on the MEGA DRIVE and then with PES on the PS2 with others as well.
The only sports games I remember ever actually holding my attention for more than five minutes were Blades of Steel on the Gameboy (which actually required a modicum of skill to play and didn't feel like you were just stabbing buttons in hopes of doing something positive) and some of the NeoGeo games I remember playing in an arcade. A quick check on the Switch eShop reveals that those have been ported over as part of the ACA NeoGeo collection. There were a couple of wacked out sci-fi variants of soccer and baseball. But the most enjoyable as I recall was an American Football game. Which I can't remember the name of. But you can get that for the Switch too!
 

HdE

Comic Book Guy
#45
Mutant Football League?
You could "kill" the opponent if they got in the way. And I seem to recall power ups and stuff.
The one I'm thinking of was a 'straight' version of American football. It was pretty good in that it dispensed with the stop-and-start nature of the sport it was based on (NFL league football is SO boring to watch) but didnt skimp on the tactics - you could select plays before each quarter and, to their credit, the AI players on your team did their best to stick to them.

The greatest sports game ever was Rocketball on the commodore 64.
Sadly, I've never played that one!
 

HdE

Comic Book Guy
#46
A little update here for the binge-watchers among you. If anyone on these forums fancies listening to my whiskey-drenched tones for just over two hours as I ramble about old video games, without the faff of having to click on buttons or get up from your opulent divans as your nubien slaves fan you with palm fronds, I've got you covered!

Behold! My Totally Unoriginal Gaming Show's first season has een collected in its entirety into one convenient playlist!

HdE's Totally Unoriginal Gaming Show - complete season one playlist - YouTube

And just a side note to this - there are playlists for folks who maybe are only interested in the properly retro stuff or handheld gaming as well. If you have a little poke about on my channel's page, you should find them easily enough.
 
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