Arena Football (1988 video game)

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This article is about the Commodore 64 computer game. For the PlayStation 2 and Xbox game, see Arena Football (2006 video game).
Arena Football
Developer(s) Chris R. Bickford III
Publisher(s) C159 Production
Designer(s) Chris R. Bickford III
Platform(s) Commodore 64
Release date(s) 1988
1993
Genre(s) American football
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to two players)
Distribution Floppy disk

Arena Football is a 1988 Commodore 64 computer game coded by Chris R. Bickford III. It is essentially the first Arena or Indoor Football game ever created. It is a simple text-based simulation that allows the user to pick a play for his team (on defense or offense) and the computer simulates the results of the play based on real-life data and tendencies of the actual team.

Teams included[edit]

  • The original 1988 release included all six teams in the AFL at the time; Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Los Angeles, New England and New York.

1993 re-release[edit]

  • In 1993, Arena Football was re-programmed and added 8 more teams to the original six including; Maryland, Denver, Tampa Bay, New Orleans, Albany, Orlando, Dallas, and Columbus. It is to this day, the only Arena Football game to include the Maryland Commandos.

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