Bill Walsh College Football

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Bill Walsh College Football
Bill Walsh College Football Coverart.png
Cover art
Developer(s)Electronic Arts
Visual Concepts
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Platform(s)Super NES, Sega Genesis, Sega CD
Sega CD
Super NES
  • NA: February 1994
American football

Bill Walsh College Football is an American football video game released for the Super NES, Genesis, and Sega CD. It is one of the earliest videogames to deal with the sport at a college level and is built around the fame of coach Bill Walsh. The game was followed by a sequel, Bill Walsh College Football '95.


The game features 24 teams from the 1992 season and 24 historical teams. Because EA Sports did not acquire the licensing for the names of the more famous schools, these teams carry the names of the school cities rather than the school names.[1]

Gameplay modes[edit]

  • 11-week regular season with any one of the 1992 teams that ended in 12-team single elimination playoff.
  • 16-team single elimination playoff with any team from the 1992 season without a regular season mode.
  • 16-team single elimination playoff with any of the all-time teams.


Computer Gaming World in 1993 stated that the Genesis version of Bill Walsh College Football "provides the best sports action yet to be seen in a cartridge product". The magazine praised the AI as being "head and shoulders above any other sports game. Simply put, it reacts". Computer Gaming World concluded that while computer-based sports games remained superior, Walsh was an example of those that made purchasing a console "more than worthwhile".[2]


  1. ^ "Cart Queries". GamePro (68). IDG. March 1995. p. 11.
  2. ^ Poulter, Wallace (November 1993). "EA Comes Out With The Walsh". Computer Gaming World. pp. 96, 98. Retrieved 28 March 2016.

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