After Hours

Dinosaur sightings: NFL Challenge

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In 1985 I was just getting out of college and just starting my love of computer games. NFL Challenge was one of my first IBM Clone games. It is one of the best examples of a text-mode game ever. Unfortunately, the development of text-mode games has become a lost art.

In 1985 this splash screen was probably very impressive.

Mark W. Kaelin

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

5 comments
hulkster73
hulkster73

Can you play this on todays computers? I would love to buy and play again. Please respond...hukster73@hotmail.com Let me know Brad

justinga
justinga

I just came across a copy of this game from a colleague. I would like to see if there are any vintage gamers out there that would like to have this item.

newsread
newsread

I still have this game and it plays (really fast) on my modern Pentium 4. Anybody know how to update the rosters

mattclark
mattclark

The best X & O football game ever created. From an actual football outcome much more realistic than any high graphics game. I think I still have a copy floating around but could never get it to boot after Windows 95.

hulkster73
hulkster73

Are you interested in selling it Let me know I'm really interested. I know the last reply was 9 months ago but hopeful you will see this Brad hulkster73@hotmail.com