This Coleco (Hartford, Connecticut) manufactured game was donated to the Museum in 1982, and includes instructions in both English and French. The plastic case is approximately 17.5cm long x 10cm wide x 3cm high, with a built in speaker in the rear of the case. A rear battery door accepts a 9volt battery. The top surface of the case is divided into two screens. One screen records "downs", "yards to go", "field positions", "time remaining", scores, etc. A second recessed screen on the top surface of the case resembles a football field. The lower top surface of the case includes an on/off and skill level switch, a kick/punt button, and directional buttons.
There is an automatic "kickoff" and a player using the appropriate buttons, can "run" with the ball down the field. Blips on the screen indicate the "quarterback" and "offensive linemen". Instructions indicate combination of buttons used for "passes" and other maneuvers. The computer at times attempts to "tackle" the "quarterback", and intercept "passes".
Last update March 22, 2010