ACTION! PC FOOTBALL
Football is the most comprehensive stat-based football game on the market. Action! PC
Football is designed to challenge your mind and not your fingers. Play
results are determined by lineups, play calls and strategy rather than
joystick skill and dice rolls. You’re the coach with hundreds of strategy
options available! In Action! PC Football, players are rated using every
available published statistic as well as expert subjective analysis. Each
player performs as he did in real life with amazing statistical accuracy.
Action! PC Football also includes extensive player, team, and league
head-to-head, over the internet, or against the computer. Relive past
seasons as the coach of your favorite team; draft teams and play games in a
league; let the computer manage all of the teams and watch the results; or
set your coaching preferences for a specific team and let the computer play
a season with your coaching profile. Any way you play, you’ll love the
statistical accuracy and strategy Action! PC Football brings to your home
Football is a detailed, comprehensive, and challenging football simulation
game, yet is so simple to play you may never need to refer to the manual.
To call a play, the offensive coach simply clicks on the name of the play
such as "sweep left" or “short slant”, and then clicks the ball carrier or
primary receiver. Plays may also be called by first clicking on the ball
carrier or intended receiver, and then choosing from a list of available
plays for that player. In addition to having more than
plays to choose from, the offensive coach also has the option of toggling
between one of 12 pre-saved platoons (2 tight ends, 4 wide receivers, full
house backfield or any combination possible). The offense also has a list
of options that can further enhance the play. These options include
shotgun, roll-out, play action, run counter, head out of bounds, and many
others. You can even read the defense and call audibles at the line of
Defensive play calling is flexible and customizable. The defensive coach
selects one of 16 platoons (4-3, 3-4, nickel, dime, etc. ), and calls a
defensive play (basic, run defense, pass defense, prevent, or goal line
defense). On any play, a coach can also set pass coverage style and depth,
aggressiveness, defensive line play, run keys, double coverages, blitzers
and many other options. The defense can even use deception tactics such as
showing or disguising a blitz in order to protect against audibles, or to
lure the offense into bad audibles.
Once both offensive and defensive plays have been called, the computer
generates both a play result and a radio style play-by-play description.
Every factor that affects real life results is built into the game formulas.
On any given play, these include player ratings and statistics, strategies
and play calls, field position, wind and weather, home field advantage, and
player fatigue; just to name a few! Penalties, injuries, and replay
challenges all occur with realistic frequency.
On special teams, choose kick off deep, kick away from the primary kick
returner, squib kick, or onside kick. On punts, choose to punt deep, angle
the punt, pooch punt, or fake. The return team may try to block the punt,
return the punt, call for a fair catch, let the punt roll, or guard against
video chalkboard, you have the option of watching your play results with
ball movement as well as complete offensive and defensive player movement!
Action! PC sports games have
long been the leaders in internet play. In a
few simple steps, you can connect for a single game or an entire series
against any other Action! PC Football game owner—no third party software
Players connect using their IP address. The game
plays quickly—just like playing in the same room. After a game, click one
button to send the game headline and box score to every member of your
league. Click another button to send the game’s data file to the league
statistician. You can even create a league address book and league website
with just a few mouse clicks!
STATISTICS AND REPORTS
At the heart of the Action! PC Football game engine is a very powerful stats
compiler. We offer all the well known published stats as well as a
host of unique statistical categories such as receiver rac, drops, bad
passes, player rushing and receiving, first downs, stuffs, hurries,
deflections and many more. We offer a host reports covering boxscores,
play by play, big games, salary cap, injuries, team comparison, league
leaders, records, team tendencies, encyclopedia, team analysis reports and
Football contains a wealth of varied and suspenseful play-by-play results.
Millions of possible play-by-play descriptions are built into the game but
if you would like to add your own descriptions an editor is included that
allows you to edit up to
4000 lines of
text. A simple "quick slant" could look something like this:
3rd and 1
2:30 left in the game
here comes the blitz
Smith back to pass
quick slant to Jones
room to run!
he could go all the way!
Football offers the most complete package of league and team management
functions in the sports simulation hobby!
Teams may be created, modified, moved or imported as desired with a maximum
roster size of 70 players! You can even edit team colors, logos, field
designs, and player photos.
Players may be created, edited, released, erased, drafted or traded. You can
even draft against the computer!
default schedule or create and modify your own schedule.
league has it's own set of rules that are customizable. Set player usage
penalties, kickoff lines, season length, two point conversion rules, and
Instant Replay Challenges:
With the instant replay challenge option, you are offered opportunities to
have a play reviewed. These opportunities occur with real-life frequency.
You decide if you'd like to challenge the ruling on the field based on the
game situation and the overrule success percentage displayed on the screen.
Many challenge situations are included: fumbles, down-by-contact rulings,
spot of the ball on first downs and touchdowns, and many more.
Football makes use of every published statistic as well as subjective
ratings and specialty statistics to accurately portray each player. For
Based on attempts, yards, average, long runs, touchdowns, fumble frequency,
breakaway ability, short yardage ability, rushing style and durability.
Based on catches, drops, yards, average, long catches, touchdowns, fumble
frequency, run after catch and durability.
Based on completions, interceptions, touchdowns, pass rating, yardage, times
sacked, scrambling, bad passes, durability, ability under pressure and
Run and pass block ratings are given to each player.
players are rated for pass rush, run defense, and pass defense, as well as
tackles, forced fumbles, interceptions, stuffs, deflections, hurries and
We offer a very
useful set of utilities to run any face-to-face, email, or internet league.
Export/import games, export/import coaches and many other features help make
your league play simple and enjoyable.
staff at Dave Koch Sports is continually adding to its lineup of past season
disks, for all of the Action! PC sports games. These disks are based on the
complete official statistics as released by the leagues. Every season
since 1920 is available!