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iPhone: PlayMaker Football

01-22-2010, 02:10 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 189
PlayMaker Football

Has anyone tried it?

Here's the description:
Are you a true football maniac? Are you a Monday morning quarterback? Do you dream of doing more than just watching the game? Do you lie awake at night pondering ways to beat a three-deep zone? Do you fantasize about being the head coach of a football team, controlling all the play design and play-calling and personnel decisions?

If so, then PLAYMAKER FOOTBALL is the game for you. The Chalkboard Editor is the feature that makes Playmaker unique from all other football simulations. Here you will build your playbooks, designing offensive, defensive, and special teams plays. Each playbook can have hundreds of plays, allowing you to prepare for ANY contingency. Of course, you'll want to try out each play on the Practice Field option here, so you can check the timing on pass plays and see if that zone really IS airtight! Blocking schemes, coverage assignments, pass routes, blitz angles . . . you're the coach, YOU DECIDE!

The coach (that's YOU, son!) makes all the decisions -- from "who to draft" on down to "who will be the holder on extra point tries?" PLAYMAKER FOOTBALL unites three distinct modules into one seamless game program. First, you'll go through the Team Draft to "build" the team you need to best run your styles of offense and defense. Each player on the 30-man active roster (15 offense and 15 defense) has five ability categories: Speed, Strength, Agility, Intelligence, and Discipline. Each player can have up to 100 points assigned to each of the five categories. As a coach, you'll need to make sure that you have the personnel you need, whether that's a bone-crushing fullback for your power running game or an all-world quarterback for your wide open pass attack. YOU DECIDE!

Once you have your playbook ready, it's time to PLAY SOME FOOTBALL! Thousands of dedicated users have already discovered the addictive qualities of realistic coaching. Don't be fooled by snazzy graphics and no substance. Creating your own plays and team makes this game way above the rest.

Check out these features:
Full compliance with all NFL rules.
30-man rosters with offensive and defensive substitution.
Fully customizable ability descriptions for individual players.
Simple but powerful play-editing tools for complete play design control.
Plenty of "stock" teams to play against.

01-23-2010, 12:45 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 189
No one?
01-23-2010, 01:28 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 739
Looks interesting..... to me at least. May pick it up at some point.
01-24-2010, 01:21 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 189
Game Impressions

Playing around with it, this is for the hardcore football fan. You have to design your own playbook, because there are no default plays from what I can tell, short of special teams plays. What is frustrating is that designing what each player does is tough to figure out from the symbols.

No multiplayer options, but the build a team is cool. I'll be posting a review after I finish a playbook, and will post a link to my review.
01-26-2010, 11:44 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 189
Game Impressions


Just wanted to pass along my review for anyone interested in the game.