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Mecha Football

Giant robots playing cross country football.
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I'm not sure if there's already some version of this idea, the cross country part might be new. For instance: take a rectangular shaped state like kansas. The western end zone would be colorado and the eastern one missouri. You get a first down every ten miles or more that you gain. Otherwise it's basically mechwarrior meets madden.
jaksplat, Dec 15 2004

NFL Street http://www.easports.../nflstreet/home.jsp
[krelnik, Dec 15 2004]

american cuddle ball http://emeagwali.co...er-college-1926.jpg
NOT footie as we know it. [po, Dec 15 2004]

Cheerleader http://www.kesignde...medium/attack50.jpg
[normzone, Dec 15 2004]

Bloodbowl http://www.bloodbow...954d70a7f2f6afb4768
Games Workshop's take on American Football. [DrBob, Dec 16 2004]

'Intergalactic' by the Beastie Boys http://www.beastieboys.com/video.php
4th track down on the right hand side. [DrBob, Dec 16 2004]

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       the 10-mile-down probably won't work. You'll still have the usual fights at the line of scrimmage and so the difficulty of advancing will probably scale lineraly with the size of the robots. Since nobody has ever even proposed a mech big enough to make kansas the proportional size of a football field, I'd say your sizes need tweaking. That said it's not a bad idea, but mecha-sports have been baked in anime for a long time.
5th Earth, Dec 15 2004
  

       I don't think the proportional comparisons are important. granted kansas is bigger then your average playing field. but this is a different kind of game. The cross country element calls for a larger playing field. A good proportional comparison would be playing your way across town, you've got to go ten blocks for a first down, the river to the south is out of bounds and the end zone's on the other side of the turnpike. It's not just a game, it's a strategic campaign.
jaksplat, Dec 15 2004
  

       Try Australia, then you could hitch a ride from Brisbane to Sydney for your first down.
skinflaps, Dec 15 2004
  

       Shame about all those innocents killed. Hmm. Actually, that'd probably add to the gameplay. Maybe some kind of Deathrace 2000-esque death toll scoring system.
harderthanjesus, Dec 15 2004
  

       "Down"?, "Scrimmage"? Those aren't football terms. I think they belong to "American Football", a recent derivative of Rugby played in the US. Apparently the popularity of this game is so great over there that few Americans can play football, which is why America always goes out first in the World Cup :-)
wagster, Dec 15 2004
  

       That's soccer, to those fishing on the other side of the pond.
skinflaps, Dec 15 2004
  

       You're soccer! YOU'RE soccer!
harderthanjesus, Dec 15 2004
  

       // Mayhem on grass//   

       <smirk> Are you sure?
skinflaps, Dec 15 2004
  

       You missed one.   

       "Gaelic football" - A system for the execution of psychopaths.
harderthanjesus, Dec 15 2004
  

       How do you roll tarmac ?   

       <end game>
skinflaps, Dec 15 2004
  

       //Shame about all those innocents killed.//
Note category, this is a proposal for a video game.
  

       I like the idea. If "NFL Street" (another video game based on a ridiculously impractical variation of american football) can sell, why not this?
krelnik, Dec 15 2004
  

       Yes, I frequently use the word gameplay to refer to real life. Just because they're not real, doesn't mean they're not innocent.
harderthanjesus, Dec 15 2004
  

       Yes, I use it too, when referring to real-life football games.
krelnik, Dec 15 2004
  

       You forgot canadian and arena, Tabs.
jaksplat, Dec 15 2004
  

       How big are the cheerleaders ? [link]
normzone, Dec 15 2004
  

       I don't understand. all the images I see of american football is guys holding the ball. why don't you call it american cuddle ball?   

       there really is only one beautiful game, football, footie...
po, Dec 15 2004
  

       It doesn't have to be a rectangular state - let's use Massachusetts, for example. The eastern seaboard could be the "mucky" side of the field - every quarter, rotate field sides, so each team guards the Grand Banks twice.   

       Or something.
shapu, Dec 15 2004
  

       Oh, I didn't know it could be used in that sense [krelnik], apologies for the sarcasm. To be honest, the concept of actually playing sport in real life doesn't sit well with me. Sitting is something I like to do.
harderthanjesus, Dec 16 2004
  
      
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