NFL Blitz looks about right for a downloadable title that lacks the big budget of a Madden game. Each and every player has an identical twin (or two, or three, or four, and so on), but who cares? This is Blitz, after all. Players are supposed to look ripped, and disproportionately so. What matters is that the football is fast and furious, and it is. Some animations are a bit slow when matched up against the overall pace of the game. Passing, for example, takes a bit longer than you might be used to in a Blitz game. Otherwise, you'll be surprised at how faithful this release is to the original. Stiff arms and spins look just like they did back in 1997. Players fly high to make catches and throw their entire bodies into tackles. Just like in the original.
NFL Blitz's commentary by Tim Kitzrow and Brian Haley is gleefully atrocious. Blatantly obvious observations fly left and right, incoherent emotional outbursts accompany each big play, and the conversation frequently veers off on wild and bizarre tangents. It's great, but after a few games, you'll have heard it all. Not all of the sound effects have made the transition, but from an audio standpoint, it's not much different from its fifteen-year-old big brother.