ESPN Sunday Night NFL

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For the Sunday night NFL telecast on ESPN, see ESPN Sunday Night Football.
ESPN Sunday Night NFL
ESPN Sunday Night NFL
Super NES cover art
Developer(s) Ringler Studios[1]
Publisher(s) Sony Imagesoft[1]
Platform(s) Super NES, Sega CD, Sega Genesis
Release date(s) Super NES: Sega Genesis: Sega CD:
Genre(s) Sports w/ third-person perspective (Football)[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to two players)
Distribution 16-megabit cartridge

ESPN Sunday Night NFL is a sports video game that was released for the Super NES, Sega CD, and Sega Genesis in 1994.

Summary[edit]

Like in other football games, the player must run, pass, and/or kick a ball across a regulation field spanning 100 yards (91 m) in order to score points.

Weather conditions would vary, making the game has an element of realism that manipulates the football and the players.[1] Chris Berman's voice was provided as the announcer of every game that the player participated in.[1] All of the 28 teams that were in the NFL were during the early 1990s were in the game. However, the names of the individual players are not used due to the development company not being to acquire the full NFLPA license.[1]

It was the second in a chain of ESPN-themed sports games, following ESPN Baseball Tonight. The Dallas Cowboys have the best offense in the game while the Atlanta Falcons have the worst offense in the game.

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the Genesis version, GamePro commented that ESPN Sunday Night NFL "lacks the well-crafted execution of Madden '95 or any number of other football games." They particularly criticized the lack of real players, the players' identical performance, the poor graphics, and the limited sound effects.[5] Their review of the Super NES version declared it to be an improvement over the Genesis version, with better graphics, sounds, and playability. However, they stated the game is still mediocre in all those factors, particularly noting the excessive flicker and simplistic gameplay which appear in both versions of the game.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Additional release information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Release date (Super NES)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Release date (Sega Genesis)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Sega CD Welcomes ESPN Sunday Night NFL". Electronic Gaming Monthly (65) (EGM Media, LLC). December 1994. p. 252. 
  5. ^ "ESPN's Average NFL". GamePro (65) (IDG). December 1994. p. 190. 
  6. ^ "ESPN's SNES NFL Improves". GamePro (65) (IDG). December 1994. p. 192.