NFL Football Trivia Challenge

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NFL Football Trivia Challenge
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: CapDisc
Licensor: NFL Properties, Team NFL, NFL Films
Genre: Table

Number of players: 2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Non-Sega versions

NFL Football Trivia Challenge is a Sega Mega-CD quiz game related to American football. It was only released in North America.


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Sample questions

The game is a trivia competition with 1,500 questions about NFL football that can be played by two players. Unusually, it cannot be played by one player against a computer opponent. Players can choose to play as any of the 28 NFL teams of the time (but cannot choose the same team) and compete by answering multiple choice questions concerning the rules of NFL football or its history, spanning from the 1940s to the release of the game. There are three skill levels (Rookie, Veteran, and Pro), which affect the difficulty of the questions. Questions are accompanied by short full-motion video clips, and the game is commentated by professional sportscasters Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier in the style of a football broadcast.

The game uses a cursor interface, with the D-Pad moving the pointer around and A, B, or C making a selection. The player draws the next question by selecting the question mark icon, and then chooses one of four answers by selecting it when the answers appear. Correctly answering a question moves the "ball" down the field toward the opposing player's end zone, with faster answers awarding more yardage. Successfully moving the ball past the goal line counts as a touchdown and awards 6 points. The "field" is shown above the FMV inset (with player one as the home team and player two as the visitor). The game shows the current position of the ball ("Ball on") and the yards-to-go ("YTG").

Like a football game, matches are divided into four quarters. Each quarter is 15 minutes in length, with every question counting as one minute of game time, for a total of 60 questions in a complete game. Players are given four downs (questions) and 20 questions to answer each question. The player can call a time-out and receive another 24 seconds to answer a question. Each player gets three time-outs per quarter. Advancing the ball at least ten yards during a set of downs awards a first down, letting the player retain possession of the ball for another set of downs. On the fourth down, the player can choose to answer a question or punt the ball. Punting puts the opposing player on their 20-yard line, which may be strategically advantageous over attempting to get enough yards for a first down. If the player is inside of their opponent's 35-yard line, the punt option is replaced with the option for a field goal, which awards 3 points.



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AFC teams
  • Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals
  • Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Raiders
  • Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts
  • Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers
  • Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
  • Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins
  • Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Denver Broncos Denver Broncos
  • Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills
  • New York Jets New York Jets
  • New England Patriots New England Patriots
  • Houston Oilers Houston Oilers


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NFC teams
  • New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints
  • Washington Redskins Washington Redskins
  • Detroit Lions Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
  • Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons
  • New York Giants New York Giants
  • Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings
  • Chicago Bears Chicago Bears
  • Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams
  • Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
  • Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • Phoenix Cardinals Phoenix Cardinals
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Production credits

NFL Football Trivia Challenge was produced and developed by CapDisc™, a division of Capitol Multimedia, Inc.
  • Designer/Producer: Richard Vogel
  • Software Engineers: Jeff Geraci, Rob Hafey
  • Sega Artist: John Wendl
  • Audio Engineer: Jim Wallace
  • Video Capture: Bill Eyler
  • Scripting: Tim Phillips
  • Copy Editors: Laurie Davis, Jenny Harlett
  • Sports Commentator: Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier
Motion Video and Questions provided by NFL Films
  • Question Research & Development: Billy Driber, Ace Cacchiotti
Photography provided by NFL Photo Services
  • Photo Researchers: Tom Snelling, Mike Evans, Kevan Burks, Mat Marini
Special Thanks to:
  • Software Support: Jim Moore, Jeff Ogata, Andy House
  • Cover Photos: Tim Alexander - NFL Photos, Ron Vesely - NFL Photos, Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Quality Assurance: John Eberhardt, Jim Fink, Paula Bone, Chris Prokop
  • Lead Tester: Johnathan Tolbert
  • Playtesters: Kijana Woodard, Eric Whitener, Geoff Burghardt, Tica Wilson, Aumijo Sheftel-Gomes, Desiree Tolbert, Pat Fink
US manual
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Magazine articles

Main article: NFL Football Trivia Challenge/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

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NFL Football Trivia Challenge

Mega-CD, US
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Technical information

Main article: NFL Football Trivia Challenge/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
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