Codex Gamicus

NFL Football is a game released for the Intellivision. It was later ported to the Atari 2600 as Super Challenge Football.


You're on your own 48-yard line. 4th down, 3 yards to go! You call it! Run wide or off tackle, pass or punt? With this game, you have over 160 offensive plays, plus 10 defensive sets! On offense you control the ball carrier, your opponent controls his free safety. Computer controls the other linemen. Excitement, strategy, fingertip electronic control! Your TV set becomes a gridiron!

The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by running or passing the ball into your opponent's End Zone, by kicking a field goal or forcing a Safety. Touchdowns score seven points (extra point is automatic). Field goals score three points, and two points for a Safety.

You can play this game at 4 different speeds. Press the Disc and you will play at Pro Ball SPEED which is fastest of all. For slower speeds (a good idea for practice) press key number 1, 2 or 3 in the top row. Remember: faster playing speed means EVERYTHING is faster—running, passing, tackling, etc. At Pro Ball SPEED, your reactions will have to be VERY FAST.


An adapted version of this game was made for TV game shows like TV Pixxx on New York City's Channel 11 independent station, where callers say "Pow!" for the quarterback to throw the pass to the receiver. This would later be included as one of the mini-games in Sharp Shot.