RealSports Football is a one or two-player football simulation played on a horizontal scrolling field, with five players on each team. As in real football, the goal is to march down a 100-yard field using a combination of passing and running plays. There are three ways to score: crossing the defensive team's goal line is a touchdown worth seven points, kicking the ball through the defense's goal post is a field goal worth three points, and tackling the ball carrier inside the end zone is a safety worth two points.
Unlike football, each game is 15 minutes and there are no time-outs. The opposing team can intercept a pass, but there are no fumbles, penalties, punt returns or blocked kicks.
Each team has seven different offensive plays and five different defensive plays. Plays are selected before each down by moving the joystick in a specific direction. You must remember the joystick direction for each play (or keep the manual handy) because the game itself does not provide this information. RealSports Football does keeps track of the time remaining in the game, the score, the down and yards to go.
RealSports Football was Atari's second attempt at a football game for the Atari 2600 after 1979's Football. ~ Skyler Miller, All Game Guide
|# of Same Screen Players||2|
|Included in Package||12-page Instruction Manual|