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Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl

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Cheats For Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl
1Sound TestTo hear Pigskin's gruesome sounds, wait until the title screen appears, then simultaneously press A, B and C on Controller One. Then press START on the Options Screen.

Pigskin 621 AD

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Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl
AUTHOR/VENDOR:    Midway/Razorsoft
RELEASED:         1990
TYPE:             Sports (football)
LANGUAGE:         English

PREMISE:          YACEG with a rather unusual premise - play American-style
                  football back in the Middle Ages.  Come again?

IMPRESSIONS:      I have no idea who Jerry Glanville is (shows you what I
                  know), but I wouldn't blame him for going into hiding
                  after endorsing this sad arcade game.  Sorry, Midway, but
                  the premise just doesn't work - and the lame graphics and
                  gameplay don't help, either.

VARIATIONS:       Pigskin 621 AD (European release)

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Re: Jerry Glanvilles Pigskin Footbrawl (Score: 1)
by Flanker80 on Tuesday, May 28 @ 08:53:55 EDT
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Although crude and somewhat outdated, I dont think Pigskin receives enough credit for what it offers. Much like NFL Blitz, it is easy to lose interest in 1playermode. However, multiplayer against friends is just fantastic. Just rack up the score and destroy your opponents. What could be better? Thus, it is important to look past the few glaring flaws of this title. NFL Blitz follows no rule book and is blatantly unrealistic, yet both titles offer hours of senseless violence inflicted on your oppnents.

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Re: Jerry Glanvilles Pigskin Footbrawl (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, October 26 @ 20:06:25 EDT

* the guy that said this game isn't good. This is one of the greatest games ever made. Jerry Glanville was the coach for the Atlanta Falcons you clueless bastard. And, the only other person worthy of endorsing this game is Christ himself. That's how good it is. Man, I got a woody just thinking about how awesome this game is. BAM!

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Re: Jerry Glanvilles Pigskin Footbrawl (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 11 @ 00:23:13 EST


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Re: Jerry Glanvilles Pigskin Footbrawl (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29 @ 00:11:48 EST

One of my favorite games of all time. Its 2003 and I still enjoy this game everytime I play it with a couple of friends. A true American classic.

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Re: Jerry Glanvilles Pigskin Footbrawl (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Sunday, July 13 @ 21:42:34 EDT

Based upon the arcade game Pigskin 621AD, this game plays more like a cartoonish game of killer rugby than it does American football. The US version was endorsed by Jerry Glanville, former NFL coach and commentator but other than slapping his name and mug on it, it's the same as the arcade game. I can't really blame the guy for endorsing it, though, since Madden and Montana had most of the simulation football endorsements tied up already. How else was he going to make a buck off a Genesis football title in those days?

Graphically, it's not bad. Viewed from the sideline, players are large though not particularly well animated. Sound effects are minimal. Everything moves fast, though, so it's all fun. Overall, it's close in appearance to the arcade if not exactly the same and very cartoonish rather than realistic, even the violent parts. Aside from the basic punches to knock an opponent down, violent scenes are handled with a cloud of dust then you see the cartoon corpse of the victim. Still, in the heat of a fast game, it works for the most part.

As I mentioned, it's more of a rugby game than anything. Two teams try to advance a ball to the opponents end for a score, either by carrying it, passing it, or kicking it. There are no downs or stoppages of play except after points and at intermissions. Your players can also pick up weapons and literally kill off opponents! With a little practice it's relatively easy to out-fox and out-score the cpu opponent, even without killing it's players off, though. There aren't really any advanced features so this game is quick to pick up and play but can get old just as quickly without a friend to play against. If you want a violent football game with more depth, pick up Mutant League Football, a much better game IMO. Though if you like one you'll probably like both just as I do.

Run up the score on the cpu opponent enough and you get an invitation to the Troll Bowl! The cpu's human players will be replaced with trolls that are much tougher. Very funny the first few times with the "Troll! Troll! Troll!" chanting!

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