EA Sports follows its tradition of great football games with Bill Walsh College Football '95. This latest in the Walsh series successfully takes Bill to the Collegiate National Championship.
A True Heisman Candidate
That's right! Bill is back, and he's added some cool new features to last year's impressive, similarly titled game. Good additions include full-season player and team stats, weekly national rankings, and a windowless passing mode.
All the old favorites are here, like the 4 Way Play option and the informative "Walsh Report." You'll recognize the same famous schools, but now you get only 38 teams (down from 48) for exhibitions, playoff's, and bowl games.
On or off the field, the sprites and animations arc clear and realistic, and in fact are comparable to the excellent Madden '94. Walsh's close-ups are so finely detailed, you'll feel like you're watching a live broadcast.
ProTip: Throughout the game, check your players' fatigue ratings. A player's stamina will have a direct impact on the game, so don't overuse your star players.
The sound is clear and the crowd noise is superb, but the music score and voice-overs sound like they were just taken directly from the first Walsh game. They're nothing special.
Use the 4-4 often. It's the best overall defensive formation.
Executing plays like the Triple Option with real college- style formations requires excellent controls, and that's exactly what you get. You can effortlessly juke defenders with power bursts, spins, and dives on your way to the end zone.
Watch the Walsh Report before each game. His advice will give you an edge over your opponent.
Bill Walsh comes through with a complete, realistic simulation of Division 1A college football, offering enough options and features to pave the way for a National Championship.