Well finally it is here, another great release from ESPN Arcade Games – Return Man 8; official name of the game is Field General though. We all have played previous versions and they were just amazing, I’m personally huge fan of American Football and I do enjoy playing sport games so this flash game was wonderful surprise for me.
What is new in Return Man 8? What changes were made? What should we know? I will break all these questions one by one below, read article carefully because it will help you to become champion.
Let’s talk about changes in the first place, graphics of the game didn’t change that much, movement of characters stays smooth, field looks kind of same, very first map is dark, this is probably because player could see his target clearly and it is helpful, it helped me to see target better and aim better.
Sounds of the game are as always fantastic, I always thought that realistic atmosphere of the game was achieved with a help of realistic sounds and noises in the game.
Now about objective of the game and what you should do – main goal is to aim well and throw ball to your teammate at the right place on the right time, timing is all you need to achieve success in Return Man 8. In order to throw ball you will need to use I, J, K and L buttons (you can also use arrow keys if it is more comfortable for you), these buttons are used to move yellow target across the football field, aim well, calculate speed and distance and once you have made your calculations hit that space bar button and your character will throw ball at your teammate.
Now aiming and throwing ball correctly is one part of the job, another one is to run with that ball across the football field and score touchdown, but this part is already well known for most of us which have played previous versions of Return Man game series. I want to be clear here, main thing in this version of the game is this new “aim and shoot ball” option, this makes game more interesting and I fully approve this addition, now you will need more skill in order to finish game successfully.
There are still special move available, but you still need to unlock them by winning in higher levels and earning high scores. These special moves as you know are crucial when things get serious in higher levels of the game, using them at the right time can give you victory, so make sure that you make everything possible to unlock those special moves (if you don’t know special moves can be triggered with A, S and D buttons).
To sum-up game in two words, in Return Man 8 you have two objectives: Throw and Run, simple as that. Watch tutorials if you need more details and have fun in this amazing American Football game.