Begin Document---------------------------------------------------- Subject: BLITZ INFO! SECRECT CHARS! From: manic@infinity.ccsi.com (Manic) Date: 30 Jan 1998 00:51:03 GMT Newsgroups: rec.games.video.arcade Hot new blitz info.. Read the faq for the info.. __________.____ .________________________ \______ \ |nfl| \__ ___/\____ / | | _/ | | | | | / / | | \ |___| | | | / /_ |______ /_______ \___| |____| /_______ \ \/ \/ \/ Manic's NFL BLITZ FAQ Revision 3 January 29, 1998 manic@ccsi.com What is this? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a FAQ for NFL BLITZ, the arcade game, by Midway. This FAQ is maintainedand updated by Manic(manic@ccsi.com). I decided to write this FAQ because I wanted to contribute to the Blitz community in some way, I used to write a FAQ for MK3, so I decided to do this, In addition to a web page, however, this could be more up to date than the web page, but may also not have some of the information such as strategy, etc.. that the web page has. The web page will be available at http://www.ccsi.com/~manic/blitz VISIT #BLITZ ON EFNET IRC!!! What's New? ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 New Code, 3 Hidden Characters, Stratiegies from the designers and me, a special tip from me, block EVERY field goal. Key ~~~ In the secret codes section, anything with a ! in front of it, is something new to this revision of the faq. Anything with a * in front of it, is a code I myself discovered, or was given directly to me by someone else, and I was the first to publish it anywhere on the net. the same goes for the glitches/bugs section of the faq. Secret Codes ~~~~~~~~~~~~ v1.1+ ----- Show FG % : 0,0,1,DOWN NO CPU ASST: 0,1,2,DOWN Fog On: 0,3,0,DOWN Unbeatable Drones: 3,1,4,DOWN No Fumbles: 4,2,3,DOWN v1.21 ----- Show More Field: 0,2,1,RIGHT *Tournament Mode: 1,1,1,DOWN No Punting: 1,5,1,UP Big Heads: 2,0,0,RIGHT No 1st Downs: 2,1,0,UP Stepping Out Allowed: 2,1,1,LEFT *No Interceptions: 3,4,4,UP *Power Up Teammates: 2,3,4,UP (maybe 2,3,3,UP) *Super Field Goals: 1,2,3,LEFT *Big Players: 1,4,1,RIGHT *Big Ball: 0,5,0,RIGHT *Super Blitzing: 0,4,5,UP *Thick Fog: 0,4,1,DOWN Secret Characters ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TURMEL 0032 SAL 0201 ROOT 6000 Bugs & Glitches ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These bugs and glitches will have the revisions that they have been experienced on, just because it does not show it to be on a certain version, does not rule out that bug. v1.1 & v1.21 ------------ When you block a field goal, if you catch it and start to run it back, the screen will not rotate, instead of running up field like normal, you will instead be running down the field, it looks really strange, and makes it difficult to do. v1.21 ----- Somehow, when having 0,0,0 for the blocks on the matchup screen, I moved the joystick all different directions, and managed to make it where I could not move down in any of the play select screens, I was only able to pick from the top row of plays, on both offense and defense for the entire game. v1.1 ---- Heres the scenario.. 3rd quarter, your up 35-27 and the computer is driving, you fail to stop them from getting the TD, the score is 35-33 and you know they are going for the tie, you read the offense wrong and the waltz in for an easy 2 point conversion, only instead of being tied, the score is now 41-35, the computer somehow is given an extra 6 points. Strategy ~~~~~~~~ Game Designer's Secret Strategies --------------------------------- I can not reveal how I came about getting this information, because then more people will be able to get it before or as soon as I am, and I want my page to have stuff ahead of other pages, but I assure you, this is legitimate information. ------------------------ Mark Turmell: OFFENSE If youre in trouble, dump the ball off to another teammate by hitting the B button to lateral to the teammate nearest you. DEFENSE Man to man is your best bet when your opponent needs to pickup more than 30 yards. -------------------------------------- Sal DiVita: OFFENSE When running downfield with the ball and a single defender is closing in, run right at him and stiff-arm him onto his butt. It's demoralizing and it's good for another 10 yards. DEFENSE Never do a Suicide Blitz unless thereþs less than 10 yards between the line of scrimmage and the endzone. It's impossible to cover more field with one player back and youþll be giving away touchdowns. -------------------------------------- Jason Skiles: OFFENSE The deep pass is a desperation move. Instead, throw short passes, then use spin moves and stiff arm your opponents for yardage. DEFENSE Rush the passer every single play. Hit change player right after the snap and take over a lineman so you don't soften your pass coverage. -------------------------------------- Jennifer Hedrick: OFFENSE Use the Back Split play to dish the ball off to the side in the event of a blitz. This still leaves two men open to the sides to pass the ball to. DEFENSE Use "Safe Cover" for man to man defense and keep trying to intercept the ball from the receiver. Every once in a while sneak in a blitz play. ball from the receiver. Every once in a while sneak in a blitz play. -------------------------------------- John Root: OFFENSE The "Back Split" play is an easy 10 yards when playing against Mark Turmell . . . every time! DEFENSE I always use "Medium Zone," it's a good generic defensive play. -------------------------------------- Mike Lynch: OFFENSE When on offense, don't forget Spin Moves (double tap the TURBO) and Stiff Arms (TURBO + B) to evade would be tacklers. DEFENSE I don't bother with defense, it's not important. -------------------------------------- Jeff Johnson (Japple): OFFENSE I don't bother with offense, it's not important. DEFENSE When you're on defense, dive at the intended receiver when he lights up, and knock him down early in the play. -------------------------------------- Luis Mangubat: OFFENSE Press TURBO + A + B on the offensive snap to have your man in motion become an extra blocker. DEFENSE Don't forget to hide your cursor during play select. Push the joystick up three times before you start to pick plays. That way your opponent canþt see what you're up to. -------------------------------------- Dan Thompson: OFFENSE When running downfield, stay near the sidelines so that you can get out of bounds and stay out of trouble. DEFENSE To block a field goal: Position your man near on opening so that you can rush in and tackle the kicker as fast as you can. -------------------------------------- Brian LeBaron (Grinch): OFFENSE Confuse your opponent by using your man in motion to back up your intended receiver. Sometimes youþll be surprised at who turns up with the ball. DEFENSE Always keep an eye out for the opening to try and get in there for a sack! My Strategy ----------- OFFENSE Mix up your offense, never go for the kill, work it slow and consistent, occasionaly throw in a deep play, but other than that use 2 or 3 plays to get your first down. The fake field goal is a great a weapon, 4th and 30 from the 40, they think your going to kick, choose fake field goal, and throw it to the receiver just off the right end of the OL, spin him once as soon as he catches it to avoid the defender and run for the first down. As the designers mentioned the back split is a great play it gives you the option of a pitch and run, throwing with the qb, or pitching it and letting the back throw it. DEFENSE Always attack the quaterback, do not give your opponent time to throw, mix up the blitzes coming in from different sides and angles, but watch the short passes, and pitch outs, if your not careful, they will kill you. If you get pressusre on the QB fast enough he can not go long. A sure way to block ever FG, if you do it right is to choose safe cover, bring the highlighted man down to left end of the OL and run him straight at the holder, DO NOT dive, just keep running, and run straight into him, you will block it.. I have done this dozens of times. Credits & Thanks ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Zio & Don, I got some of the codes from their pages. Zio - http://blueneptune.com/~zio/BLITZ Don - http://home1.gte.net/bigdon/blitz Midway, for making an awesome football game, hopefully they will keep it up in the future. Two people at Midway for the correspondence with me, and VERY VERY special thanks to one of them for the information he has given me. Both of them know who they are, as do I, so I will leave them anonymous so they can avoid the flood of e-mails. Thanks NFL BLitz is a registered trademark of Midway and the NFL. *************************END of DOCUMENT****************************************************