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Football Atari (U.S.A.), Atari (U.S.A.), 1978  

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The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Football Football! has five players to each side playing a three minutes game. A number on the top of the field displays the number of downs and serves as a yardage marker. A touchdown scores 7 points while a field goal scores 3 points.

The offense has 6 different running/passing option plays available. Additionally, there's a field goal-play option (play #7) and a punt-play option (play #8). The defense has a selection of plays to neutralize the offense's action. The plays are selected using the directional stick to the right position, as follows (where "C" represents the central position): 8 1 2 | /7 - C - 3 / | 6 5 4After selecting their respective plays, the offense player hikes the ball to the quarterback with the action button. The quarterback has a running or passing option in all plays except for #7 and #8. The direction of pass is controlled by the directional stick. Defensive players will follow the ball automatically.

The game has two options of speed levels: Collegiate level (selected by pressing "1") and Pro level (selected by pressing "2"). [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Arcade - Magnavox Odyssey² (Videopac)