John Elway’s Quarterback is an American rules football game that became popular in the late eighties and early nineties with the rise of the National Football League team that he led, the Denver Broncos. John Elway’s Quarterback was originally a coin operated arcade game, but it was converted for play on many home computing systems, as well as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The ports of John Elway’s Quarterback were developed by the Leland Corporation and released for play to the numerous home systems by Melbourne House.
As a fully licensed title, it is endorsed by John Elway but does not feature an NFL license, so the teams and venues you will see in John Elway’s Quarterback are fictitious.
You can choose to play against the computer yourself, or you can play against a friend in two-player competitive action. You can select your team and city, then you will play four 15 minute quarters, just like a real NFL game. Time is accelerated to improve the flow and action of the game, however, so a game in John Elway’s Quarterback isn’t really going to take you three hours like in real life.
You will control the quarterback when you
are on offense and the middle linebacker when you are on defense, so you are always in the thick of the action in John Elway’s Quarterback.