Walter Payton Football FAQ - IceQueenZer0
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Walter Payton Football FAQ

by IceQueenZer0   Updated on
--------------------------[ Water Payton Football ]----------------------------
----------------------------[by Ice Queen Zero]--------------------------------
---------------------------[ Sega Master System ]------------------------------


Known as American Football in Europe, this is one of the many games that uses a
sports icon's name to sell games related to the sport he was in though by this
point, Walter Payton had retired two years prior to this game coming out. Sadly,
he passed away in 1999. He was one of football's greatest players who could do
it all whether it was running, receiving, and even passing. I'm glad I got to
meet him before he died although I was 3 at the time I met him. He was a family
friend, may he rest in peace :(


Walter Payton Football is a trademark of Sega and all copyrights belong to them.

This FAQ is the sole copyright of Andrea "Azul Fria" Castillo aka Ice Queen Zero
and cannot be put on other sites or posted without my given permission nor can
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D-pad = move player with the ball or defender/cycle through plays.
Button 1 = Run the play/pass the ball/choose play
Button 2 = Change receiver/defender


There are 28 teams to choose from. Even though the game didn't have the license
to use the team names. The cities are still accurate and I'll name the teams as
they appeared at the time and for fun I'll put in the team they are now.

AFC West
Buffalo Bills
Indianapolis Colts
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets

AFC Central
Cincinatti Bengals
Clevland Browns (Baltimore Ravens - original)
Houston Oilers (Tennessee Titans)
Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC East
Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Raiders (Oakland Raiders)
San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks

NFC West
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Phoenix Cardinals (Arizona Cardinals)
Washington Redskins

NFC Central
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC East
Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis Rams)
New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers


You start off by playing either a new game or entering a password. The password
system applies to Road to Super Bowl mode. Speaking of which, after choosing the
options of New Game/Password and a 1 or 2 player game. You choose if you want to
play a Monday Night Game (one game exhibition) or Road To Superbowl (tourney).
Running Time means that no matter what, the clock keeps running. Real Time means
that the clock stops during an incomplete pass or if a player goes out of bounds
on the play. In RTSB, if you win you advance to the next round and you will get
a password, if you lose then it's game over.

After choosing a team, choose your opponent. A coin toss occurs. Pick Heads or
Tails. Whoever wins will choose to receive first or kick off. Choosing kickoff
will make you receive the ball in the 2nd half.

Aside from calling a Timeout (T/O), Punt, or FG, you can choose one of 12 plays.
7 are runs (marked by a red a red line in the playbook) and the other 5 are the

-Each game has 4 quaters which are 5:00 or 15:00 long each. After 2 quaters, you
 go to halftime and another kick off occurs. Whoever kicked off in the first 
 quarter, will receive the ball at the start of the third. 

-Players can score 7 points by getting a touchdown which is making it to their
 own end zone via offense like a pass or rush. You can also score a touchdown on
 defense if you successfully intercept a pass. There seems to be no fumbles in
 this game. Technically you score 6 points, but you get a 7th point for the PAT.

-Players can score 3 points by kicking a field goal successfully through the
 uprights. It's not as easy as it looks. You must use the right amount of power
 and the right amount of spin just like with kicking off. You get 3 points if
 you succed.

-This is rare but you can also score 2 points for a safety. I say that this is
 rare because you have to sack the quarterback or tackle the runner in the end
 zone. Not only do you get 2 points but you receive possession of the ball via

-The most points after four quarters is a winner. If the score is tied at the
 end of regulation. You go into sudden death overtime where the winner is the
 first team to score. It will end in a tie if no one scores by the end of the
 overtime period.

-The Codes section on GameFAQs says that if you choose a Bomb Pass play and run
 with it, you will score a Touchdown everytime but that doesn't seem to work at
 all with me.


When calling out plays you have a few options first

Next = next set of plays (offense)
Reverse = previous set of plays (offense)
Time out
Return = Return Kick formation (defense)

Field Goal

HB Dive
Power Sweep
Right Line Out - Pass

Off Tackle
QB Sneak
Wing Reverse
Dropback - Pass

QB Draw
Post - Pass
Bomb - Pass
Corner - Pass


-Vs. Run-
Goal Line
S.S. Run
W.S. Run

-Vs. Pass-

Choose the appropiate play to counter the opponent's offense or you'll be sorry.


Sega for making this game.
GameFAQs and others for hosting.
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-Ice Queen Zero