10-Yard Fight was one of the original launch titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game presents a top-down view of football with vertical scrolling as the game is played. On offense, the player can run with the quarterback, pitch to the running back, or attempt a pass to a wide receiver. Additionally, the ball can be punted or kicked for a field goal attempt. On defense, the player chooses one football player to control, while the rest are controlled by the computer.