NFL '95

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For the EA Sports video game, see Madden NFL '95.
NFL '95
NFL '95
Cover art (Sega Genesis)
Developer(s) Double Diamond Software (Genesis)
Blue Sky Software (GG)
Publisher(s) Sega Sports
Designer(s) Michael Brook
Composer(s) Andy Armer
Series Joe Montana Football
Platform(s) Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Gear
Release date(s) Genesis:
  • NA November 1994
Game Gear:
  • NA November 1994
Genre(s) Sports (American football)
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (1-2 players)
Distribution Cartridge

NFL '95 is the sixth video game in the Joe Montana Football/NFL series. It is the last Sega football game to feature Joe Montana, as its sequel, Prime Time NFL Football starred Deion Sanders.

Summary[edit]

This video game is similar to the previous, NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana, except in this version, there is no play by play commentary, the lineups of the football teams are updated to reflect the 1994 NFL season, and there are more plays for the player's football team to perform on offense and defense. Once again, Joe Montana appears on the title screen.

Despite the updated rosters, the game is notable in that it still had Deion Sanders as a member of the Atlanta Falcons instead of the San Francisco 49ers, with whom Sanders signed as a free agent during the offseason. The 49ers went on to win Super Bowl XXIX in Sanders' only season with the team before signing with the rival Dallas Cowboys the following offseason.

The game featured Free Agency, Create-A-Player (which allowed players to create a 21-year-old rookie and adjust his vital statistics), and varied in-game music.

The game was followed by similar releases, Prime Time NFL Football Starring Deion Sanders, NFL '97 and NFL 98.

Reception[edit]

Electronic Gaming Monthly's two sports game reviewers both hailed the game as potentially "the best football game of the year", citing new features such as the option to control the receiver. They gave it scores of 87% and 92%.[1] GamePro hailed it as a strong contender with Madden '95 for the title of the Genesis's best football game, citing the use of both real teams and contemporary player rosters, the updating of stats during gameplay, and the realistically balanced gameplay. They concluded that while Madden '95 is better for quick games and arcade style-play, NFL '95 is the more realistic and detail-oriented game.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL '95 by Sega of America". Electronic Gaming Monthly (65) (EGM Media, LLC). December 1994. p. 262. 
  2. ^ "NFL '95 Goes to the Super Bowl". GamePro (66) (IDG). January 1995. p. 114. 

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