NFL Quarterback Club

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NFL Quarterback Club
NFL Quarterback Club
Title screen
Developer(s) Iguana Entertainment
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Composer(s) Rick Fox
Platform(s) Game Boy, SNES/Super Famicom, Game Gear, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega 32X
Release date(s) Game Boy
  • NA November 1993
  • EU 1993
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • NA December 1994
  • JP February 24, 1995
  • EU April 1995
Genesis
  • JP February 24, 1995
32X
  • JP July 14, 1995
Game Gear
  • JP February 24, 1995
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player or multiplayer
Distribution Cartridge

NFL Quarterback Club is an American football video game for multiple platforms that features quarterbacks from the NFL. It is the first game in Acclaim Entertainment's NFL Quarterback Club series.

The first game to use the name was a Game Boy title developed by Beam Software and released under Acclaim's LJN brand in 1993 that was a simulation of the NFL Quarterback Challenge. The following year, Acclaim and LJN released a new multiplatform title under the same name, adding options to play full team games under NFL rules, while retaining the Quarterback Challenge mode. The game was released for the SNES, Sega Genesis and Game Gear. A Game Boy version, called NFL Quarterback Club II and a 32x version were released in 1995. Both these versions omitted the Quarterback Challenge mode, a trend that would continue with NFL Quarterback Club 96.

Home console versions[edit]

In 1994, NFL Quarterback Club was released for the SNES. The main appeal about the game is that it offers three different types of modes to play in, making it more like three games in one. Up to four different players can play at the same time.

The game takes its name from the "QB Challenge". Players can choose from more than 12 of the NFL's premier quarterbacks to take part in a competition. There are four events in the competition. These are Accuracy, The Obstacle Course, Distance and Read And Recognition. Accuracy involves throwing the ball toward targets. The Obstacle Course is a track where the quarterback must jump over hurdles and go around defenders. Distance competition involves throwing the ball as far as possible, while Read And Recognition is the same as Accuracy but only certain targets hold point values. The QB with the highest number of points at the end of all four events is the winner. Each event can also be played individually if a player chooses to do so. Custom quarterbacks can be created to take part in the challenge. As the quarterback improves, his skill level increases.

The second mode is "Play NFL" and features playing a regular football game. Options include preseason, regular season play and direct playoff entry. All NFL teams are available. The player can import custom quarterbacks into a team. He also has the option of substituting quarterbacks from different teams into his.

The third mode is "Simulation". There are 30 scenarios from previous games that a player must complete. Some scenarios have as little as ten seconds left in the game, while others begin with more than 15 minutes of playing time left.

Game Boy version[edit]

The Game Boy version, also known as NFL Quarterback Club 95, simulated the NFL Quarterback Challenge and featured 13 quarterbacks, including Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, Jim Kelly and John Elway. Players select one of them and compete in four different events representing different quarterback skills: Speed and Mobility, Accuracy, Distance and Read and Recognition.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored both the Super Famicom version and the Mega Drive version of the game a 26 out of 40,[1][2] giving both the Game Gear and the Game Boy version a 19 out of 40,[3][4] and the 32X version a 29 out of 40.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: NFLクォーターバッククラブ'95. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.324. Pg.39. 3 March 1995.
  2. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: NFLクォーターバッククラブ'95. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.324. Pg.42. 3 March 1995.
  3. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: NFLクォーターバッククラブ'95. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.324. Pg.43. 3 March 1995.
  4. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: NFLクォーターバック クラブ'95. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.327. Pg.41. 24 March 1995.
  5. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: NFLクォーターバック クラブ'95. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.346. Pg.29. 4 August 1995.

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