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Who needs Madden when you have 'Frozen Endzone?'

Who needs Madden when you have 'Frozen Endzone?'

Sports game have been around since the days of the Atari 2200. It’s a very simple sell -- the majority of the population already knows the rules to football, baseball, basketball, hockey. You already have a fanbase in said sport, where as if you make 'generic space game x,' it’s likely to get passed over, at least before the modern era of gaming started. There have been parodies of sports game, two of the best being the Mutant League and the Backyard series. Bones Jackson has never met a defender he can’t run over and Pablo Sanchez has never played in a sport where he isn’t capable of dominating.

Mutant League Football in particular was such a fascinating game. It was put out by EA and had a very similar gameplay to a little series you may have heard of in Madden NFL. Combining both my love of football and my love of monsters, as a child, this was like eating peanut butter cups and cake for dinner. Sadly, with Mutant League Football’s kickstarter falling well short of their goal, it looks like we may never see a new Mutant League game.

I’m here to inform you, that while Mutant League Football won’t be made, there is a game that might just quench your thirst for odd parity sports games. Frozen Endzone is “A brutal simultaneous-turn-based tactical futuresport played by robots.” Sign me up.

Gary LaPlante

Gary LaPlante cares about a hand full of things, his best friend/his cat Tardy, stage diving and tending to the need of all the pretty ladies that frequent his front door. With Gary’s free time he slam dances, eats a horrible food that would kill any man that had a glass stomach and being a huge nerd. If you’d like to join Gary is going front to back, side to side in the pit or if you’d just like to exchange pictures of cats, please contact him.

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+4 # Joe Pepperoni 2013-12-02 12:04
Fox Sports
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+1 # bayzel22 2013-12-02 16:02
Anybody remember Mutant League Football? Game was fucking awesome! I also had Basewars, which was robot baseball. You could play a season like mode and players would wear down and get destroyed. You could also bean other hitters and start fist fights. Memories.
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+1 # skidrow 2013-12-02 21:48
mutant league football was awesome, they had mutant league hockey as well but I didn't enjoy it as much. Saw someone play MLF on twitch a few months ago and it brought back memories.
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0 # bayzel22 2013-12-03 17:11
I never played the hockey one, but I would like to. I wish Xbox arcade would put out old school games like that and if they are a co-op game have some online head to head. Online MLF season mode would be great thing. I also just realized Gary mentioned mutant league in the article lol. Sorry, Gary! Hahaha
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0 # Capt Obvious 2013-12-06 03:49
I loved Basewars.

Gotta buy a laser sword in case I get tagged at second. .
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