Mutant Football League
Mutant Football League is a cheap and poorly executed arcade sports game.
The arcade focus is fine, but this doesn't coalesce into a long-lasting, memorable experience. It treads mostly on its raunchiness and doesn't have the substance to match its gross style. Even on a system without Madden, Mutant Football League is too rough around the edges to be worthwhile.
With fun on-field action, excellent visuals and a number of modes to choose from, Mutant Football League is the best arcade football game since NFL Street 2.
Perhaps it's fitting that "Mutant Football League" is a little rough around the edges and has some punishing characteristics. The game is brash, self-aware, and best suited for an older audience. The carnage inflicted is thoroughly entertaining and strategically the game gets better as its nuances become better understood. With "Mutant Football League," the dirtiest trick of all was making fans of the original wait 24 years for the sequel.
Mutant Football League sits within this limbo where it looks at what it can be, and just shrugs. To be fair, if somebody were to ask me if they should buy this game, I’d shrug too. It’s not the best game on the market in this genre, and I’m sure it’s not the worst. It’s just a mediocre attempt at making a spoof-esque game.
Overall I feel this is a genre that I thought would never be brought back, but I so glad it did. This game will provide endless hours of entertainment as you challenge yourself to the different fields with obstacles like razor blades on the 40 yard line to holes in the field filled with fire. There seems to be something new to every stadium, every team and every mode. It is definitely something that any fan of the NFL Blitz games should pick up and is super friendly to any newcomer to the genre. It is definitely one that I will keep playing for quite some time to come both online and off.
It's a shame the only modern football game released on the Nintendo Switch is a pun-filled nightmare. It may be Halloween, but this game is no treat.
MFL is just too in-depth to be fun to the average casual, Brutal Sports loving gamer and too silly for the average simulation lover. I do not feel I can recommend the game to anyone but the niche group that sits between the two.
Mutant Football League is crass, silly and stupid fun - but the emphasis there is on fun. More often than not, I enjoyed my time with the game, even though it is light years behind the Madden series on a technical level. So if you are strictly here for the football gameplay, you will probably be disappointed. However, if are more interested in announcers who swear and players who explode, Mutant Football League should be just what you're looking for.