Well, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, and how do I celebrate? Besides Buffalo wings and potato skins? Video games, of course!
If you are a child of the 90s, you may remember a crazy little game called Mutant League Football on the Sega Genesis. The game was so much better than the Madden games because your teams were comprised of monsters, aliens, and robots, where the same rules mostly applied, accept that you could bribe or kill the Ref, dismember your opponents, and splatter blood all over the field.
Well, in case you haven’t yet heard, the creator of the original game is looking to bring the game to current generation consoles and PC via Kickstarter. Officially, it has only been announced for the Xbox One and PS4, scheduled to arrive in 2018, but a quick perusal of the comments page gives Nintendo fans some hope. The game is being called an “NFL Blitz arcade-style football game, with nasty mutants, ferocious monsters, deadly chainsaws, and lots of gory player deaths, along with some edgy, satirical humor.”
In a Q&A session with some of the developers, a fan asks where the Nintendo love was. Ivan Zaplava, the game’s technical lead, answered gave some hope: “We are interested in Switch console too. It looks pretty nice and we are waiting when Unity (game engine, we are using to develop this game) start supporting this console, to try it out.”
Likewise, the game’s creator and creative lead on the new project, Michael Mendheim advised another fan when asked a similar question, “We are talking with Nintendo. Stay Tuned.”
The game is just over $8000 away from its goal and has about 29 days to reach it. If you’re excited about this game, head over to its Kickstarter page and support it.