It’s time for another cheap Super Bowl cash-in article. Ha, just kidding. Truthfully, the hype around the big game reminded this writer of a quirky little Sega Genesis game called Mutant League Football. Football is played relatively same in this title: run, catch balls, dodge land mines, avoid fire, et cetera. That’s normal, right?
Joking aside, the game holds up pretty well. It’s no Madden in terms of realistic stats, but it’s simple to jump into and just plain fun. The particularly funny thing about it is that the teams are parodies of NFL groups. For example, the Seattle Seahawks are spoofed as the Slaycity Slayers. Even Minnesota’s own Vikings have a parody team represented as the Vile Vulgars.
It can ignite hours of fun for both pre-game madness and post game chilling. And who knows, this may be the future of the NFL. After all, the XFL happened. Remember? Hash tag never forget.
Mutant League Football was released for the Sega Genesis in 1993. For a demonstration of the game watch ReActionExaminer on YouTube.