Backbreaker, an arcade-style football romp with no NFL licensing, promised a “real” football experience with a unique graphics engine and total team customization when it was released in 2009. The main selling point of the game was its unique physics engine, called “elation,” which promised uniquely different tackles on every play, something its then-competitors “Madden” and “Blitz: The League” (amongst others) were unable to offer at … Continue reading Old School Video Game Review: Backbreaker
The HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast is back for Episode 6, we’ve almost made as many podcasts as Star Wars has movies! And just because the NFL season is over, you thought we were done talking football. WRONG! SAD! This week we talk about the Indoor Football League and the team that is letting fans vote on what plays are called, the results of our Alternative Sports Video Game … Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast 6: Indoor football, alternative sports video games and NBA All-Star weekend
With football season over and most sports that are playing slogging towards the end of their respective regular season, the staff here at HOTSPROTSTAKES decided it was time to pick some of our favorite alternative sports video games.
The rules were simple: Alternative sports games, like Blitz, NBA Jam or any of the Mario sports game, not simulations or attempted simulations like NHL 94 or old Madden Games. Five rounds, snake draft.
If you picked a series like say, SSX, you get all of the games in that series, this saves us from arguing over slight variations of the game that are really the same game but just made kind of different two years later so they could have more money.
Here’s how the draft went down.