Actions

NFL '97

From Sega Retro

n/a

NFL97 title.png
NFL '97
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Peripherals supported: Saturn 6 Player Adaptor, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-8
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$59.99[1] 81111




This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.

NFL '97, not to be confused with Madden NFL 97, is an American football game released for the Sega Saturn in North America.

History

NFL '97's history is confusing, as it was passed around numerous developers and publishers before being released in slightly different forms for both the Saturn and PlayStation. It was originally announced as Jimmy Johnson's Football before Sega picked up the Saturn publishing rights, and on the PlayStation, it was upgraded and published as Jimmy Johnson VR Football '98 by Interplay (having been briefly licensed to Konami)[2].

Production credits

Sega Credits
Graphics
  • Art Director: Robert Steele
  • Art Staff: Andy Probert, Andy Mundy, Greg Hancock, Betty Cunningham, Ben Fischer, Cathrin Polcz, Dean Ruggles, Stieg Hedlund, Alan Ackerman, Joe Stephenson, Ross Harris
Testing
  • Lead Tester: Lorne Asuncion
  • Assistant Leads: Mark Paniagua, Sean Potter, Rodric Hong
  • Testers: Danny Dunn, Loren Miller, Dave Paniagua, Marc Dawson, Dave Dodge, Lance Nelson, Don Carmichael, Mark Lerma, Matt Ironside, Abe Navarro, Matt Underwood, Steve Bourdet, John Regul, Robert Hernandez, Ryan Hurth, Jason Deguzman, Mike Usi, Jason Phillyaw
GameTek Credits
  • Producers: Bernie Whang, Bobby King, Bill McDonald - Asst.
  • Executive Producer: Mike Knauer
  • Lead Programming:
    • Graphics and Shell: Andy Green
    • A.I.: Mike Knauer
  • Additional Programming: Mike Heilemann, Nigel Spencer
  • Artwork: Alvyn Ramirez, Dan Santiago, Scott Sava, Steve Quinn, Bernie Whang
  • Design: Bernie Whang, Bobby King, Scott Sava, Mike Knauer, Andy Green
  • Play Design: Bobby King
  • Music: Barry Blum
  • Testing: Bill McDonald - Lead, Adrian Fernandez, Sergio Fernandez, Phil Fisher-Ogden, Aaron Freedman, Rick Issa, Bobby King, Bernie Whang
  • Special Thanks: Chris Deel, Tom Reuterdahl, Dennis McIntyre, Juan Sanchez, Cheri Johnson, Davy Terry, Mimi Doggett
Source: US manualMedia:Nfl97 sat us manual.pdf[3]


Magazine articles

Main article: NFL '97/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

US TV advert

EGM2 US 29.pdf

PDF
Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

EGM US 089.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Intelligent Gamer (US) #8: "January 1997" (1996-xx-xx)[4]

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
42 №8, p58[5]
Sega Saturn
42
Based on
1 review

Saturn, US
NFL97 Saturn US Box Back.jpgNFL97 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NFL97 Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Nfl97 sat us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
231,076,944 CD-ROM (US) 81111 V1.010
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
231,086,352 CD-ROM (US) 81111 (Alt) V2.010

References


American Football games published by Sega
Joe Montana Football (Mega Drive) (Master System/Game Gear) (DOS) (1990) | Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football (1991) | NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Starring Joe Montana (1992) | Joe Montana's NFL Football (1993) | NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (1993) | NFL '95 (1994) | Prime Time NFL Football Starring Deion Sanders (1995) | NFL '97 (1996) | NFL 98 (1997)
Joe Montana NFL Football (IBM PC) (unreleased)
College Football
College Football's National Championship (1994) | College Football's National Championship II (1995) | NCAA College Football 2K2 (2001) | NCAA College Football 2K3 (2002)
NFL 2K Series
NFL 2K (1999) | NFL 2K1 (2000) | NFL 2K2 (2001) | NFL 2K3 (2002) | ESPN NFL Football (2003) | ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004)