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Game #2169
NFL Video Pro Football  
Sport   Football (American)

Rating: 6.43 (16 votes)

NFL Video Pro Football box cover

NFL Video Pro Football screenshot
Football games that convey the action on the gridiron with digitized footage from real matches typically fall short off the mark, and Konami's NFL Video Pro Football (VPF) is no exception. Although a sequel of sort to 1992's NFL Football, VPF is actually a much inferior game. Konami wrongly decided to throw away the smoothly animation action of NFL Football in favor of digitized footage, and the result is a very lackluster game.

The game might have been a success had there been a challenging, realistic AI behind it, such as the one in XOR's much-lamented NFL Challenge. Unfortunately, Konami was never known for coding intelligent AI, and it shows. Although the game boasts a decent-sized playbook, both for offense and defense, your choices don't really matter since the computer player hardly puts up a good fight.

In short, VPF is a case of form over substance. A good example of a good-looking game that is lacking in gameplay department-- and a curious remnant from the gaming industry's craze over digitized photos/videos in early 1990s.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Konami
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: NFL Football, Monday Night Football, TV Sports Football

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