From the Database of Home of the Underdogs
GAME DESIGNER:Alan Roireau
GAME DEVELOPER:Quest Inc.
GAME PUBLISHER:Avalon Hill
Copyright 1985, Avalon Hill
An early pioneer in the genre of American football that was not nearly half as good as NFL Challenge. Ostentatiously based on Avalon Hill’s best-selling football boardgame, Super Bowl Sunday is much more simplistic than the board game classic, perhaps partly because the technology in 1985 was inadequate to transfer the board game’s complexities to the PC screen. But the game pales beside classics like NFL Challenge that were released around the same time. Here, planning doesn’t seem to alter the outcome of the matches, and the prospects of watching tiny players moving randomly on the screen becomes less appealing with each play. Football fans would do well to stay clear of this game and play NFL Challenger or newer simulations like Tom Landry Strategy Football instead — or track down the long out-of-print original boardgame.
Note: This download is the PC booter disk image (IMG file) which needs Flopper to run – see “System Requirements” box below.