In the 90s, Electronic Arts thrived with a number of original games for the Sega Genesis. Among them was Mutant League Football, a humorous take on the sport featuring a number of monstrous characters and deplorable yet effective plays, including one where you could maul the referee.
It’s been years since we’ve seen anything from the franchise – the last game was Mutant League Hockey, which came out in 1994 – but the original creator and lead designer wants to bring the series back for a whole new generation.
Michael Mendheim launched a Kickstarter campaign for a game called Mutant Football League, which will once again bring back the wild antics of the original, but with high-definition polish and a number of other significant changes.
“The fans have kept their interest in this genre alive over the years and we want to reward them for their loyalty,” said Mendheim through an issued press release. “We will be creating a new and very different game that pays homage to classic monster sports games and parodies the owners, the coaches, the sponsors and everything else that makes football such a great American sport.”
The campaign requests a minimum of $750,000 for development, with stretch goals going as far as $3 million.
As to why Mendheim didn’t go for EA’s official support with the game, he stated, “While it would have been terrific to work with some of the talented individuals that are still at EA, I must say that we’re looking forward to having full creative control over a new storyline, characters and environments so that players can enjoy the absurdly grotesque, tongue-through-cheek, monster-and-mutant gameplay experience that we want to make.”
You can view details on the Kickstarter here. So far, it sits at just over $3,000, with 29 days to go.