A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE GAME
The first version of the game is known as Return Man 1. It was developed by ESPN. The game is pretty simple. In fact, it was created for the football fans in America.
CONTROLS OF THE GAME.
To play, control the Return Man using the keys I, J, K, and L to move forward, to the left, to the right, and backwards respectively. You can now run in any direction! In addition to the control keys I, J, K, and L, you can also use the A, S and D keys for special moves. Every special move can be used only once in a single play.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME
The main objective in the game is to run the length of the field, score a TD, and do this without getting tackled.In order to catch the ball, you position the Return Man over the yellow circle. Note that this must be done before the yellow circle fills with yellow. If you happen to miss the catch, pick up the live ball and make it quick and smart to avoid getting tackled. For you to receive a speed burst and some bonus points, you should run over the lightning bolts. When playing, Return Man keeps saving your progress. If at any time you beat a stage, you can resume from the exact stage again. This is done by selecting the stage at the start of the game.To get by defenders, use the special moves indicated above (also known as unlockables). As you progress, you will gain special moves and other additional possessions.
Get through the blockers to tackle the running back as he comes down the field. Stop him before he gets to the end zone or you will lose a defensive stand. Unlock special moves and earn additional defensive stands by successfully stopping the running back.
The player is supposed to catch the ball and run with it to the end line. This, however, is rather difficult since the defenders are always trying to catch you and acquire the ball. If you, the player, manage to score a touchdown, then you automatically win the round. If not, the game starts from the beginning once more. As you advance more in the game, you unlock some previously locked special abilities and skills. For example, some of the special abilities become visible during the game on the field. All you have to do is run over them to gain the highest speed and other skills. As for the others, including special moves, they are only done by pressing the relevant keys on the keyboard.