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NFL Football NFL Football - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

NFL Football - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You are rather like the Head Coach. Choose the plays then watch the players run those plays.

NFL Football was produced by Bally Midway in 1983.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period NFL Football was produced include: Baby Pac-Man, Blue Print, Bump 'n Jump, BurgerTime, Earth Friend, Domino Man, Discs Of Tron, Grand Slam (4 player version), Gold Ball, and E2088


Name NFL Football
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8822
Class Wide Release
Genre Football (US)
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class Midway MCR III
External Device O - SJT400 (RCA Selectavision -- non-laser CED videodisc)
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: 5 - Play 1|Play 2|Play 3|Play 4|Star Player
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel NFL Football Bezel Image

Game Play

After the coin toss, you would select your play from the playbook. Once both the offense and defense selected their plays, the videodisc would take over and show scenes from the game to match the plays that were chosen.

NFL Football KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.90 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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This was the first arcade game that had the option to include a paper dollar bill acceptor.

Cabinet Information

Dedicated stand-up has a red Marquee with NFL Football written across it. It also has a red football player at the end of the writing. The front of the box has a Big NFL emblem on the base of the unit. Each side of the box is blue and consists of a football player carrying the ball and avoiding a tackle from another player.


This game used live footage from a Raiders / Chargers football game. There was also an upgrade to the game that used footage from a Dallas / Redskins game. For each play selection, there were eight possible filmed segments, each having two different soundtracks for a total of over 800 different video combinations. There was a similar laser disc version of this game that was created for the Halcyon System.


VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op NFL Football Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by NFL Football collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a NFL Football machine for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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



CPU: Z80

This game follows the standard MCRIII board set wiring (e.g. Discs Of Tron, Journey), but it requires two additional board sets: a Squawk & Talk MCRII and a I.P.U. board.


The most common problem with these games is the disc player. It uses a needle to read the discs which is prone to damage. If you can find one, replace the needle and this change will more often then not solve your problem.

Another common problem is a worn out function motor drive belt, which is evident if the player will not unload the disc from the caddy or if the player makes a constant whirling sound when powered up, with the access door failing to open. Go to this URL to get belt replacement instructions:

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 162; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 162; Color photo

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2018 1 1,035.00 1,035.00
All Years 1 1,035.00 1,035.00


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