NFL Blitz 2001 (0)

NFL Blitz 2001
First release date
PlayStation Dreamcast Nintendo 64 Game Boy Color PC
Avalanche Software LLC
Midway Games
NFL Blitz
NFL Blitz


Building on the same format used in previous games, released NFL Blitz 2001 on September 12, 2000. The game was released on a handful of platforms, notably the first and only NFL Blitz release for the . The game was also the first of the series to not be released in format, wherein the game has not been released since. Blitz 2001 was the last Blitz release for the original . A slightly modified version of NFL Blitz 2001 was re-released on the as "NFL Blitz: Special Edition".


Gameplay stayed essentially the same to previous Blitz releases. The same animations, mechanics, and were carried over from . There were slight improvements to the physics engine in the Dreamcast release which are noticeable during gameplay.


The Dreamcast release of the game saw notable improvements in almost all aspects of the game including graphic quality, sound, and visual presentation. Player photos and statistics were added to relevant plays in-game, as were higher-resolution player models. were added to the game, a feature not seen before. The Dreamcast version also featured a wider-angle camera during gameplay, allowing the player to see more of the field for more effective offense and defense.