Electronic Quarterback is a handheld electronic game made by
1978. It is powered by a 9-volt battery or an AC adaptor, and it
differentiated itself from the other similar handheld electronic
football games of the era, notably Mattel Electronics's version, by
having two blockers and giving the quarterback the ability to pass.
Like many electronic games in the late 1970s, it was also released by
Sears under their own brand and the name Electronic Touchdown.
The unit plays a simplified version of football with three offensive
players and either six or seven computer-controlled defensive players
depending on the player-selected difficulty. As implied by the game's
name, the focus is on running and passing; gameplay proceeds
essentially without punts or kickoffs. Kickoffs typically result in a
touchback, with the following drive starting at the 20-yard line;
however, according to the game's instruction manual, occasionally
the game allows a kickoff to be run back.
^ Handheld Game Manual:
Electronic Quarterback (Coleco) at the
Internet Archive, retrieved 14 September 2016
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