American Gladiators was a popular television game show that ran from 1989 to 1996 and featured contestants competing in various physical challenges against the show’s “Gladiators” – a group of elite athletes. The show was well-known for its flashy and over-the-top presentation, and its mix of competitive athleticism and entertainment.
All-Pro Basketball was a video game released in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It featured eight different teams, which seem to have been loosely based on actual NBA teams. This included the New York Slicks, Chicago Zephyrs, Boston Redcoats, Los Angeles Breakers, Dallas Stallions, Phoenix Wings, Seattle Sonics, and San Francisco Bayriders.
The skateboarding game 720° was developed by Atari and released as an arcade game before finding its way to various systems including the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game’s name refers to a skateboarding trick where the skateboarder makes two full revolutions (720 degrees) in the air after jumping off of a ramp. The game features a young smiling skateboarder with 100 bucks who must work his way through four classes of skateboarding difficulty.
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.