Football is a bad sport. Yes, it’s beloved by millions, but the idea of 300-pound men concussing each other isn’t what I call a good time. The sport is much more enjoyable in video game form, with the pinnacle being arcade-style football in which you can perform superhuman feats without annoying flags or heinous Theisman-like injuries. Digital Dream Entertainment’s Mutant Football League delivers on this premise by pitting skeletons, robots, orcs, aliens, and mutated humans against each other in not-so-friendly gridiron contests featuring landmines and cheat plays. Mutant Football League is definitely worth playing, and not just because it’s the rare American football PC game. It’s also legitimately pretty damned good. Mendheim’s Madness If Mutant Football League brings to mind Mutant League Football, EA Sports’ Genesis-era classic, that’s totally understandable. The games, after all, share very similar titles and the same DNA. Mutant Football League is the brainchild of Michael Mendheim, Mutant League Football’s designer. Naturally, Mutant Football League has many of Mutant League Football’s features. If this paragraph makes you feel like you have a concussion, I’m right there with you. 7 Photos in Gallery One of these similarities is Mutant Football League’s decidedly Madden NFL-like core. Though it features 7-on-7 gameplay instead of traditional football’s 11-on-11 action, Mutant Football League has a play-selection menu that is similar to Madden NFL’s. That makes perfect sense, as Mutant League Football was built on Madden NFL’s guts. As a result, Mutant Football League is incredibly easy to jump into if you’re… [Read full story]
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