Developed by Midway and released in 1997, NFL Blitz quickly became one of the most popular and well-remembered arcade games of the 1990’s. Riding on the success of the previous Midway smash arcade hit NBA Jam, Blitz took the complexities of American football and distilled them down to a simple, action-packed formula: 7 on 7 football with bone crushing hits.
For our tournament we played the original version of NFL Blitz, emulated through Retroarch on the Sony Playstation console. Quarters were set to 1 minute each to keep each of the games fast, which was necessary with ten participants in the tournament.
In the end, the winner was Charlie, edging a narrow victory out over both Dan and Eric who finished with second and third place!