Reviewed by Kevin W. Kulek
Have you ever played a football game like Madden 64 and wanted to beat
the other team bloody after the whistle has been blown? Well, throw
away those kids games and pick up Blitz!! With all the NFL teams available,
and all the stars from them, you should easily find what you've been
looking for. Read on for more detailed reviews on this game's more
Graphics 8 out of 10
The only big downside about the graphics is how disproportional the
players are. They are huge!! Some may find that kind of cool, but it
just bothers me I guess. The polygons look good, and the animation is
smooth as can be. The camera angles are always good; never missing
the shot or getting too close or far away, and when there's a big hit
coming up, it gets right down close to the action.
Music and Sound 9 out of 10
There really isn't much music in this game. It's a football game, remember?
Anyway, what music that's there is decent, I suppose, but it's hardly
noticeable. The sounds and effects are what's cool. When you hit someone,
you'll know they're in pain. CRUNCH, SMASH, CRACKLE, and UMPH!! are some
that come to mind. You know, those sounds that make you cringe and look
away for a second.
Game Challenge 7 out of 10
You may be wondering why I gave this game a low rating for challenge.
Anyone who's played a one player game of BLITZ would know that it's hard
as hell. That's why! It's just too hard to play by yourself. So, if you get really
good at this game, the challenge is very there.
Game Play-Fun 9.5 out of 10
Well, I can't give it a perfect rating, can I? This game's fun factor is through
the roof. I hate football games, but I love Blitz. Football to the max! 30 yard
first downs, clock stops after every play, and, the best feature of all, NO
PENALTIES!! If the other team is gonna make a 50 yard pass, just beat down
the receiver so he won't be able to catch it. Or, use a lot of late hits. Have
everyone on your team bum rush the quarter- back and beat him until the
next play, where you can do it again!! I love it!
Rumble Pak 3 out of 10
Rumble Pak stinks. It would add a lot to the game if it were used correctly,
but it just goes wild after every play, and never during a bone crushing hit.
If you're looking for good rumbling interaction, don't look here...
You could be winning by 21 at the beginning of the 4th quarter, and if the
computer team wants to win, IT WILL WIN. Drives me crazy...
Replayability 10 out of 10
Now here's where the perfect score comes in. I play Blitz every day, and so
does every one who stops by. It just doesn't get old! Plus, the feature to
make your own plays adds to the replay value a lot. Make a super play that
gets up to 70 yards a pass, or stay low with an incredible home-made
running play. Plus, there's codes to play as secret people from the Mortal
Kombat series, and even the game's designers and creators. That one
always brings me back.
Game Value 10 out of 10
Another perfect. This game is well worth the sixty bucks I paid for it.
Arcade Compatibility 10 out of 10
This is a very first. Not only can you make your own plays, but you can save
them on your controller pak and take them to the arcade for use on Midway's
new Blitz '99 machine!! Not only is this a break through for the N64, but it's
a downside for Sony, since the obviously better system, the N64, of course,
is the only deserving system of this great advancement.
Overall 9 out of 10
In conclusion, Blitz rules, SO BUY IT!! You're still here? Go get Blitz, and
turn the NFL into your own personal war zone!