10-Yard Fight

Developer: IREM Corp

Publisher: Taito

Release Date: 1983


American Football, the intense game where muscle, brains, and passion collide. Whether playing yourself, or just watching other, you can’t help but get into the 10-yard fight!

Offense tries to advance as far as they can toward the goal line. However, defense is ready to stop you with as many as 183 starting formations and as many as 133,407 plays — they’re trying to get yardage and win the game too! Size up each play slyly –- yet quickly – and make a charge for the goal line! The game gradually gets harder as you get better. You start playing high school, then college, then pro, then play off, and finally Super Bowl level football.

Come up with game-winning strategies and nice moves for both offense and defense. So get on the gridiron and fight, fight, fight!

Courtesy image: classicarcadecabinets.com

10- Yard Fight plays in a top down perspective and the player doesn’t get to chooses whether they are offense or defense, you either are given the ball (offense) or you choose two different players to control while the AI controls the rest of the team. There are five difficulties in the game that progress with the player; Highschool, College, Professional, Playoff and then Super Bowl.

There is an arcade version of the game where the offense is the only thing that is simulated in the game where the player can try to make a touchdown leading them to a new level and higher difficulty. The NES port was given an upgrade, where the player was able to control both Offense and Defense plus the addition of two-player mode.

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