NCAA football 04 was censored because of a riot scene on the pitch
While the NFL can do nothing about Miday being spoiled with Blitz in retaliation for an exclusive deal, the National Collegiate Athletic Association had total control of EA Sports in 2003 and 2004.
The most difficult thing about offering a new version of a sports game every year is that it’s easy to get stuck with the idea to develop the original platform. And this forced EA Sports to focus on building the atmosphere in the game to be as realistic as possible.
In 2003, the designers came up with the idea to bring the fans to the turf and knock down the goal after big wins. The development team liked the idea so much that they invested a lot in it. And this is their fatal mistake.
Ben Haumiller, NCAA’s supervisor, shared that it took them all year to complete the spectacular celebrations. However, they have not consulted with the censorship committee before, and as a result, they are forced to remove these scenes or the game will be banned from release.
The golf course in Wii sports golf was remade from a NES game 20 years ago
Nintendo is known as a master of game design and development. But the company is also always looking for ways to save money as much as possible.
When Nintendo launched the Wii sports game in 2006, it looked back on its gaming history for ideas and also to save money. In fact, the company has looked back more than 20 years when using a game called Golf on the NES system and used the entire 18-hole ball line in this game to reuse it in Wii sports golf.
NBA Jam used to be misled by the design staff to bring down teams he hated
Turmell is the lead designer of the NBA Jam, Acclaim’s famous 1993 basketball game. And he used his authority to drown the Chicago Bulls in the game in retaliation for his favorite team, the Detroit Pistons.
In the 90s, two teams of Pistons and Bulls were rivals. As a fan of the Pistons team, Turmell especially hated the Bulls, so he programmed NBA Jam to always give the Detroit Pistons an edge in every aspect of the Chicago Bulls.