|Title: Mutant League Football (2nd Review)
Rom Player: Gens
Synopsis: GAME PLAY: 9/10
Pass, tackle, tip, hurdle, audible, fart, kill. Those are the basics of this futuristic sport of evil. Play selection is basically the same type that Madden games used. But one thing makes it really stand out: reserves. Now I know what you're saying, "Ohh, reserves, yeah thatís cool..." well yes you can put them on the bench when they are tired... but if you don't they might just get murdered on the field. Resulting in a fumble if he is carrying the ball. Luckily, EA gave this game a reserve index. This is a scale from 1-5 that ranges from 1-rough, 2-bloody, 3-bone breaking, 4-slaughter, and 5-annihilation. Most games played with an index level of 5 usually end early with a forfeit because not enough players are left alive.
The graphics for the different monsters you control and the field is about a 5/10, but the reason it got a seven was because of the coaches. The coaches are well made cartoon-ish demons with looks that definitely portray their own distinctive personality. The only bad thing is that some coaches are just recolors.
Well there isn't really much music other than a short rock jingle at the beginning of every other down. But the music at the team select screen is pretty good and the jingles are good, but they tend to get annoying after a while. But who really buys a sports game for music.
Definitely a new take on an old formula, and it works. Most teams are made up of four different creatures, but some are just all of one type. Trolls, humans, skeletons, and dragoons (that's my best bet on what they are called). Each type is good at certain things, like trolls have high strength, but they are very slow. But the most original thing in this game is the audibles. With the audibles, you can select one of the three nasty plays. Two of your nasty plays are specific to the team, such as the Terminator Trollz fart attack that makes all people near you get pushed away when you hit B for a certain period of time. The third is Kill the Ref. Now you might think, "Why... Ok I understand that you could be angry if he called a penalty on your team, but isn't that just kinda retarded?" Killing the ref has a purpose, besides getting you a 5-yard penalty. In your special screens menu, you can bribe the ref. A bribed ref will call bogus calls such as jaywalking on the other team. When they figure out something is up, they can kill the ref. A break from maiming players is giving at halftime, where you get to maim, you guessed it, cheerleaders. 20 or so dragoons line up to form some letters that I presume spell out mutant league or something, but I have never waited that long, I usually kill them all by the time they start to get to T. You throw explosive footballs at them, and if you kill them all you get a slightly humorous message.
This is one of my favorite games of all time, and I would definitely like to see a remake for one of the Next Gen systems. But in closing, this is just one of the games anyone who has ever owned a Genesis must play.
Best Cheats: Nothing Entered
Game Play: 9
Overall Rating: 8
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