College Football USA '97

  • Developer: EA Sports
  • Genre: Sport
  • Originally on: Sega Genesis (1996)
  • Works on: PC, Windows
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Game Overview

Building on their experience with Bill Walsh College Football, EA Sports is setting up to bring you College Football USA '97 for the Sega Genesis. Now some owners of 32-Bit machines may smirk at the mere mention of the "G" word, but don't let the fact that it's being released as a 16-Bit title fool you; this game doesn't mess around. A realistic play engine and a good artificial intelligence, combined with a host of options and in-depth statistics, should produce a real impact on the world of video football.

College Football offers tons of features on both offense and defense. Want to fake out your opponent? Try a fake snap and see if you can draw him offside. Want to crush the offense into the ground? An extra burst lets you power off the line at the snap. (You may not want to push things too hard, though; your players can suffer over 70 different injuries, ranging from trivial to life-threatening.) Spin, hurdle, even lateral as you head downfield with the ball.

If you're playing defense, use the power tackle to stuff 'em hard. But the folks at EA Sports realize that the play isn't everything, so for you armchair coaches and stat-watchers out there, College Football USA is equipped with a number of features that go beyond the hardcore gridiron action. A Save Feature allows you to keep user records-letting you track your stats throughout the entire season. Check on passing, rushing, receiving, defensive play, kicking and punting. Keep track of your team as a whole by examining team attributes like energy level, speed, quickness, awareness and weight, as well as the offensive-specific attributes of range, power and accuracy; and the defensive attributes of hands, block and tackle.

You can set up a tournament, or you can choose to play an entire season, using either bowl games or playoffs. In addition, you can control up to 16 different teams throughout the season, playing as many as four games a week. Don't like the schedule? Just make your own. This game will feature fully customizable schedules.

With features to satisfy all kinds of football fans, College Football USA '97 looks like it will be a powerhouse among all of the best football games. Who knows? It might even put some 32-Bit titles to shame.

Something for everyone

College Football USA '97 offers features to satisfy all sorts of football fans. For aspiring gridiron heroes, the developers have included features like fake snaps, power tackles, injuries and bad weather. For would-be sideline commanders. College Football gives you the opportunity to take a look at the big picture: the season, the bowl games, tournaments and team and individual statistics. Pick the best team and take it all the way. keeping track of your team's attributes and the stats of your best players. You can even play as many as 16 different teams throughout the season.

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System Requirements

Processor: PC compatible, SystemP-200

OS: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game Features:College Football USA '97 supports single modeSingle game mode

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