From Nifty Games, NFL clashes is a mobile game available on both Android and Apple devices. Targeted as a head-to-head game, NFL clashes combines card trading with fast simulation-based games, where the action on the court takes place right before your eyes. With their acquisition of both NFL and NFLPA licenses, Nifty Games is building a bridge between those who like control of traditional games like EA’s Madden franchise with those who prefer to watch the action unfold in one Football Manager a kind of simulation.
Much like other mobile games, the success of NFL Clash depends on its ability to keep players engaged, giving them variety in both gameplay and off-field activities. How well do NFL Clash do this? Well, let’s talk about it in this NFL clashes review.
What I Like – NFL Clash Review
NFL and NFLPA licenses
Authenticity is everything when it comes to sports betting. Whether you’re playing on a console or your phone, players want to be able to play with real players from real teams, and NFL clashes scores a touchdown in this department. With official spokesmen like Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Arizona’s Kyler Murray, NFL clashes has two of the most promising young NFL stars on board.
“I’m a big gamer, so it’s great to be selected as a featured player for the NFL Clash. This game is quick to play, with its head-to-head gameplay and easy to pick up, and it provides fun and tough competition. “
– Courtesy of Josh Allen
The launch, which coincides with the heart of the NFL schedule, definitely helps take advantage of people who can’t get enough NFL action. Not only are the players and teams represented, each of the teams has a 3D rendering of their authentic stadium, which is quite visible given the zoomed camera that captures all the action. Because of this perception, the individual physical characteristics are indistinguishable from the players, but this is not really the game for such a thing. The game is more about strategy and a little luck as opposed to graphics and intricate gameplay mechanics.
Easy to learn
If you are going to make a mobile game based on football, an extremely complicated and nuanced game, then you’d better scale it down somewhat. Fortunately, Nifty Games achieves this through its simple mechanics and excellent tutorial that really helped me get a feel for the game, especially when I was building my team.
The goal is simple, to score a touchdown in four games, either by choosing to run or passing with sub-options like “deep pass” or “flash” to accommodate our internal coordinator. Instead of 11 against 11, NFL clashes is 7-on-7 with three linemen instead of the usual passing focus usually associated with 7-on-7.
Even if you are not able to actually control the action on the field by being able to move the players, the AI is able to perform skill moves, which come with better player cards that you can get either from treasure chests or player upgrades. I’m certainly not in the expert category, but between tutorial and general football knowledge you can have fun with this one.
A make or break feature for any mobile game is the time it takes to play one game. If you’re interested in mobile gaming, you’re probably not looking for long simulation-type matches. Instead, the game focuses on five-minute games, making it easy to get through the action on the court without all the stops and starts that usually come with an NFL game. Mobile gaming is about taking into account short-term attention spans, and Nifty Games manages this.
What I Dislike – NFL Clash Review
Just because the NFL makes it harder to play defense, does not mean it has to be that way in video games. IN NFL clashes, is one of the more frustrating issues of how bad your secondary can be at times. Madden have had issues lately in terms of zone defense, however NFL clashes takes surprising man defense incorrectly.
Mutual play usually scores high, and most players prefer the pass over the race. Playing man coverage against opponents who send their wide receivers in motion is an exploit because your cornerback does not follow the man in motion. This ends up creating pillows that allow the offense to eat large chunks up through the air.
At other times when you have two corners in man coverage, there is a good chance that one may not be particularly interested in covering their designated husband. Fortunately for us, community administrators are actively engaged with Reddit, and mobile games are a little easier to patch compared to console or PC-based games.
Lack of a league condition
Bots take over! Not only do they buy up all the in-demand sneakers, next-generation consoles and advanced computer parts, they have also managed to infiltrate NFL clashes. With a lack of modes, playing against these bots can make the game frustrating, which is bad for any mobile game where players are more likely to delete the app and move on.
Since it looks like the NFL is all about a league state, it’s strange that there is no league state where you can work towards the playoffs and ultimately the Super Bowl if you are so lucky. Since NFL clashes have the official license, there really is no excuse that the Super Bowl is not included. Maybe future updates will add more modes NFL clashes to make it a more varied game.
Nifty Games has slowly built a name for itself. They have quietly raised funds and formed partnerships, not only with the NFL, but also with the NBA, so expect to see a similar style of hoops game soon. While NFL clashes takes its trail from Clash Royale, the efforts of Nifty Games are solid and should be better given the developer’s dedication to improving the game by working with and listening to community feedback.