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NFL Blitz '99 NFL Blitz '99 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

NFL Blitz '99 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Players choose an official NFL team, each with unique statistics, and compete in American football games with very few real-world rules. The object of the game is to try and win the Superbowl! This title uses the latest in 3DFX graphics.

NFL Blitz '99 was produced by Midway Games in 1998.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period NFL Blitz '99 was produced include: NFL Blitz, Mortal Kombat 4, Touch Master 3000, Off Road Challenge, Rampage World Tour, Touch Master 4000, Bio Freaks, Touch Master 5000, Hyperdrive, and Carnevil


Name NFL Blitz '99
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8819
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA+
External Device HDD - unknown
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 49-position optical
  • Buttons: 3 - Turbo|Change Player/Pass|Jump/Tackle
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel NFL Blitz '99 Control Panel Image
Side Art NFL Blitz '99 Side Art Image
PCB NFL Blitz '99 PCB Image

Game Introduction

This game is largely an update to NFL Blitz. Its features include updated statistics, better graphics and new colorful language! This game is the spiritual sequel to William's (now Midway's) original High Impact Football, and features many elements that are common between the two games, such as player injuries and colorful announcers.

Game Play

Classic video game football without all the annoying rules and regulations. 30-yard first downs, flying tackles, colorful (and sometimes censored) language and late hits are all part of the fun.

NFL Blitz '99 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.44 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.35

Overall Like 4.14
Fun (Social) 3.75
Fun (Solo) 3.14
Collector Desire 2.86

Technical Rating: 3.89

Gameplay 4.29
Graphics 4.43
Originality 3.57
Sound/Music 3.29

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

After selecting a team, the player has 10 to 15 seconds to enter a secret code that activates abilities and functions of the game such as "no fumbles," "large football" or a multitude of other options, both good and bad. Also, entering certain initials and pin numbers at the start allows the player to play as a hidden character such as a member of the design team, Raiden from Mortal Kombat, or the Robot Brain from the William's classic Robotron!

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Regardless of the team you select to play the game, when you win the Superbowl, the football player, shown standing on a mountain at the top of the world with the cheeleader, is always wearing a Green Bay Packers uniform.

Cabinet Information

Most of the dedicated cabinets have a Nintendo 64 home console system "memory pack" slot on the side of the cabinet that allows you to bring your stats, secret plays and teams from home to compete against the arcade version.


This game is available in either a two- or four-player dedicated cabinet or as a conversion for the original NFL Blitz. The conversion kit consists of a new hard drive, marquee, control panel decals and some game EPROMs. The conversion uses the original NFL Blitz PCB.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op NFL Blitz '99 Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 140 known instances of this machine owned by NFL Blitz '99 collectors who are active members. Of these, 81 of them are original dedicated machines. 22 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 36 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a NFL Blitz '99 machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a NFL Blitz '99 circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for NFL Blitz '99.

This game ranks a 28 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



  1. High Impact Football
  2. Super High Impact
  3. NFL Blitz
  4. NFL Blitz '99
  5. NFL Blitz 2000
  6. NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright (39 Inch Screen)

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 172.50 172.50
2016 2 201.25 201.25
2017 2 295.00 295.00
2018 1 531.00 531.00
All Years 6 261.00 282.67


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