Reviewed by Greatest One
Football Games are probably the most popular of sports games
in America(Soccer around the world). We have seen a lot of
football games over the years and still remember the old
ones fondly. NFL 95 was the first virtual football game I
ever played. At that time, it seemed incredible and was one
of my favorites. But now after experiencing Madden on
Playstation and NFL 2K on Dreamcast, I have developed a new
found respect for this game.
NFL 95 has most of the features of the modern football
games. It has all the teams, that were present in 1994. It
also has a few special teams. You can play an exhibition
match or take your team through a season. After every game
of the season, you could even see who the star of the game
was and check his stats. Some statistics are also kept.
The gameplay is similar to modern football games. You pick
from a number of plays on the screen and then execute them
on the field. The gameplay is pretty fun, but has one drawback.
It is very hard to run in this game. You rarely get runs
over 10 yards if at all. Also, returning punts and kicks are
almost impossible to be successful at. There are a few
players capable though. Tyronne Drakeford is 3 times as fast
as regular players and he is the only player I can return
kicks or punts with for touchdowns.
Overall, it is a pretty fun game and you will probably find
it for a very cheap price now.
The graphics are what you would expect from a Genesis game.
The players all look the same with different uniforms, but
you can see everything clearly though.
The sound effects are cool and the music is decent. There is
no commentary as we weren't so technologically advanced back then.
It is quite easy to play as long as you pass only. The
controls are smooth and it is a lot of fun.
Replay value: 8.
Sports games always have high replay values and this is no
exception. Multiplayer is fun even now.
If you want a good football game on the Genesis, this is it.
Also it doesn't hurt to play as some of the old players such
as Joe Montana who aren't present in today's games.