NFL Blitz Is Back Thanks To Arcade1Up, But It’s Censored?!

The arcade classic NFL Blitz is the greatest NFL game series since Madden on Genesis. The Midway title delivered fast-paced four-player gridiron action with all the masculinity turned up to 11. You felt like a real man! A manly man as you turn other players into paste on the astroturf!

Pre-orders are available now via Arcade1UP. For the $599.99 asking price, the cabinet includes three Blitz titles: NFL Blitz, Blitz 99, and Blitz 2000. If you don’t have four people around to play, the cabinet is online-enabled for multiplayer! Additionally, the first 1,000 people who order a Blitz cabinet will receive a limited edition NFL Blitz Legends baseball cap.

Now, here’s the bad news. The games have been edited according to Arcade1UP:

To support the NFL’s current Player Health & Safety initiatives, a specific set of tackles and after-the-whistle hits were removed or edited in the remastered versions of NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ‘99 and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition while maintaining the level of excitement in the original games.

Our remastered version has over 84% of the different hits from the original Blitz, so do not worry, all of the fun chaos is still there.

Well, crap. Why censor a game because of the NFL’s current initiatives? The digital players aren’t getting injured in real life. Maybe this is some sort of legal red tape with all NFL licenses now. Either way, it’s a bit crappy to ask $600 for a censored game that is still available via other means.

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Here’s what the cabinet comes with if you do order one:

Features:

  • Officially licensed by the NFL
  • WiFi Multiplayer
  • Light-Up Marquee
  • 1-4 Players Simultaneous
  • 49 Way Joystick
  • 3 in 1 game
  • Branded Riser
  • Headphone Jack

Games:

  • NFL BLITZ
  • NFL BLITZ ’99
  • NFL BLITZ 2000: GOLD EDITION

Specifications:

  • 17″ Color LCD screen
  • Assembled Dimensions: 25″ D x 31″ W x 60.7″ H
  • Box dimensions 23.75″ H x 13″ D x 47.75″ W
  • Weight: 92 lbs
  • Adjustable Volume
  • Clear Deck Protector
  • Anti-Tip Over Strap

What do you think of a game being censored while also commanding a premium price? Let us know below.

[Source: Arcade1Up]

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