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Mike Ditka Power Football

Mike Ditka Power Football

In 1991, Accolade threw its helmet into the Genesis football arena. It was a welcome addition at the time, since there were few options and fans were eager for games. But with the Genesis library filled with Joe Montana and Madden entries, is it still worth playing? Probably not.

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NFL ’94 Starring Joe Montana

NFL ’94 Starring Joe Montana

Perhaps the biggest threat to Madden, Sega’s NFL series offered a great alternative for gridiron gladiators to get their digital fix. The series is considered by many to have peaked with the 1994 installment, which blended the famous Sports Talk feature with solid visuals and gameplay that required a better knowledge of play-calling than most football titles.

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NFL ’95

NFL ’95

The NFL season is winding down, and what better way to get revved up for the playoffs than with some 16-bit gridiron action? Sega’s NFL ’95 was a clear evolution of the franchise, and its innovations in presentation and gameplay kept Sega in the game against EA as gamers prepared for the next generation of hardware.

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NFL ’98

NFL ’98

The final Sega-made football game on the Genesis drops the high price endorsements but maintains the tradition of its predecessors, and it offers a great way to get your 16-bit football fix. Solid gameplay and excellent presentation offer compelling competition to EA’s Madden.

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Madden NFL ’96

Madden NFL ’96

In almost a decade on the Genesis, the Madden franchise evolved from a simple football game into an industry juggernaut. The ’96 installment was the last one made with 16-bit hardware in mind, and it’s the last truly great Madden game on the console.

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