Computer Quarterback (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Strategic Simulations, Inc. - 1981 USA, Canada Release

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Computer Quarterback
Packaging cover Computer Quarterback.
Product ID SSIIN0032
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1981
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Category(s) Entertainment, Sports, Football
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

This box contains $3 million for you to draft and coach any football team you like!

When Computer Quarterback was first released, it generated rave reviews.

Now, this second edition makes a great game even better- with its added features so it's even truer to NFL football.

The Pro Draft.
Of all the improvements, the most significant is the expansion of the Pro Draft to all scenarios: Semi-Pro, Pro, and Solitaire. The action begins with $3 million- given to you to draft teams to your specifications. Every position's ability can be varied to fit your style of play. (The $3 million allotment may be raised to handicap a less experienced player.)

Semi-Pro Version.
This abridged version gives you 18 offensive and 14 defensive plays so you can learn and practice the intricacies of strategy football. On offense, you'll learn to read the defense, and call audibles as needed. On defense, you'll need to shift constantly to anticipate and confuse the opposition.

Pro Version.
Here, you get all the plays you could ever want:

  • 36 Offenses with all the runs, traps, draws, screens, passes, and trick plays you need to move your team into the end zone.
  • 24 Defenses that include man-to-man and zone coverages, blitzes, double-teaming capabilities and special assignments.

The Robots.
This is the formidable team coached by the Computer. It's ready to play any time you are, and it plays one mean game. It even "learns" your tendencies and patterns through time and makes the appropriate tactical adjustments.

Real-Time Play.
The computer also eliminates all organizational drudgery. It plays scorekeeper, referee, umpire, and linesman. As timekeeper, it makes you play in real-time. Take longer than 30 seconds to hike the ball and you'll be penalized five yards for delay-of-game.

NFL Teams Data Disks.
As a separate option, SSI offers several Data Disks containing statistics of recent NFL teams. With them you can re-create memorable games, real or imagined, of past seasons.

The 365-Days-A-Year Football Season.
With Computer Quarterback football season need never end. You can form your own teams, even start a full-fledged league with your friends!

From its multiple offensive/defensive plays and its real-time playing conditions to the semi-animated video display and the halftime statistics, no strategy football game has ever been more complete in detail or as exciting in realism!

Screen shows gridiron, 30-second clock (16 seconds remaining), ball placement, scoreboard, and team formations in X's and O's. Both sides can call audibles so appearances can be deceiving. The "12" is a play number. The statistical probability of success (or failure) of specific offenses against certain defenses have been exhaustively researcher to make this game unmatched in realism!

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Computer Quarterback. Retail Box back Computer Quarterback.



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