Super Challenge Football

ATARI 2600 CARTRIDGE [#5658]

Release 1982

Produced by Aph Technology Consultants for Mattel Electronics

Program: Ken Smith

CATALOG DESCRIPTION (June 1982, Consumer Electronics Show)

Realistic gridiron action for two players! Choose your play option on both offense and defense. The scoreboard keeps you posted on quarter, downs, time remaining, and the score.


Super Challenge Football is the Atari 2600 version of the Intellivision NFL Football cartridge. Both versions were programmed by Ken Smith.

BUG: The Q and D indicating Quarter and Down at the bottom of the screen are indistinguishable.

BUG: The yard markers on the field change size and position as the screen scrolls. Their size oscillates under certain play conditions.

BUG: Super Challenge Football player Mike Whalen writes: "I remember noting very early that once a receiver was in front of a pursuing defensive plalyer, they both ran at the same speed. So, if you were in control of the defense, you could never catch up. But a very easy way to 'catch up' was to run the opposite direction. You would fun off the screen and reappear in front of the offensive player. Heheh."