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  • Summary: NFL Rivals is an intense arcade football experience like no other. Choose your NFL team and support them throughout the 2011 season. Every time you play, your score gets uploaded to your team’s global ranking. Can you drive them to the top?GameplayNFL Rivals is football for everyone. Charge down the field to score touchdowns for your team, juking, trucking, jumping and spinning past ever-tougher rival opponents. Or, on Defense, chase down that running back and tackle him in style.Authentic NFL TeamsFeaturing all 32 NFL teams, NFL Rivals is a fan’s dream. Unite with fellow fans to help your favorite team dominate its rivalries and rise to the top of NFL Rivals.Introducing NFL Points – Your Chance to Represent your TeamBy scoring NFL Points, fans from all over the world unite to move their team up the NFL Rivals rankings. Every amazing touchdown and every tackle; every jump, every drive, every juke and every spin counts towards your team’s ranking in the Rivals leaderboards. Make sure to get your swagger on and execute your play with style to earn bonus points in the game. Gameday – Play Your Team’s Schedule All Season LongDuring the NFL season, the awesome new Gameday feature lets you play alongside your favorite team's weekly schedule. Real life rivalries become your challenge. Giants and Eagles – prepare to meet in Week 3. Steelers and Ravens fans – get bonus points for taking each other on in Week 1 and Week 9 when your teams meet in primetime.Amazing VisualsNaturalMotion Games ups the ante again with jaw-dropping player and stadium visuals. Featuring our most detailed graphics yet, NFL Rivals is a console game in your hands. Smooth animations and crushing tackles combine with advanced lighting and shadows to produce the most engaging mobile football experience to date.ALSO BY NATURALMOTION GAMES Icebreaker Hockey, Backbreaker 2, JENGA, Backbreaker Football – Out now on the App Store! FOLLOW US Twitter: @nmgames Facebook: www.facebook.com/naturalmotiongames Collapse
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  1. Sep 15, 2011
    90
    NFL Rivals is a great arcade football game that will always put a smile on any football fan's face. If you've enjoyed the Backbreaker series, or you can't get enough NFL action, this is definitely a title to add to your iPhone's collection.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    Both visually strong and effortlessly old skool, NFL Rivals is an addictive arcade take on American football.
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    If you're not burned out on the Backbreaker franchise, and the addition of the NFL license intrigues you, there's really no reason not to give this a go for some old fashioned violent football fun.
  4. Sep 19, 2011
    75
    So if you enjoyed the Backbreaker Football games and simply want more of the same action, you're free to ignore the team-based meta game. But for die-hard NFL fans it provides an extra layer of interactivity that gives you some extra incentive to keep playing. After all, we can't let those Patriots stay on top of the rankings forever.
  5. Sep 9, 2011
    70
    I really enjoyed playing NFL Rivals, and the setting makes it much more enjoyable than the predecessors. It is the same gameplay, but injected with real teams and a global competition.
  6. Sep 16, 2011
    70
    Is NFL Rivals worth picking up? If the Backbreaker games weren't enjoyable because of the generic football teams, then perhaps so. However, this is pretty much a palette swap of the second Backbreaker game with NFL teams. For some people, that may be enough. Otherwise, just hold off.
  7. Oct 3, 2011
    70
    NFL Rivals certainly adds new social gaming features as well as a fresh coat of paint in the NFL license and an upgraded graphics system. However, in the end, the gameplay is nearly identical to Backbreaker Football and may not be worth your while.

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