Return Man 6 (Return Man Wideout) is a flash-based game version of the famous Return Man game collection created by ESPN. The game brings much excitement and amusement of an NFL receiver to your screen. Your sole game objective is to avoid getting caught by the defenders of the opposing team as you traverse across the field until you reach the end line.

Game Instructions

Return Man 6’s game instructions are easy to understand and follow, thus, making the game more enjoyable to play. Start off the game by clicking Play, then read through the instructions and controls provided and eventually hit Play.

Once the game starts off, you will be provided with a route to run through which involves hitches, drags, fades or posts. The main goal for this to ensure you follow through the route and get to the yellow circle where you’ll wait for the ball. Before you even get to the circle, you’ll be faced by enemy defenders whom you have to avoid as much as possible and get to your designated target. The only successful way to safely navigate through them, is by following the route that is laid out with green dots. Carefully follow the placed green dots (they represent the best path to reach the yellow circle). Ensure that you catch the ball once you’re there.

If you fail to catch the ball, there are still 4 more chances left. Note that for each session, a player is only given 5 attempts to catch the ball. Remember that you can also store your game scores locally or online.

Game controls

Return Man 6 uses keyboard keys to control the player’s actions on the field. These include:
For Alphabetic key users:
• To run forwards use I key.
• To run towards the left use J key.
• Rundown (back) the field using K key.
• Run right using L key.
• Catch a ball pass using Spacebar. 

For Numeric key users:

  • Run forward using Number 8.
  • Run to the right using Number 6.
  • Run down the field using Number 2.
  • Run towards the left using Number 4.

For special player moves:
• Use A key to jump catch.
• Use S key for afterburner.
• Use D key to dive a catch.

Alternatively, you can use arrow keys to move up or down and left or right.

Game Success Strategies

As mentioned earlier, following the route’s hints to get to the throw location in time earns you a bonus score. Don’t be quick to catch the ball, the time it well, and press on the catch key. This guarantees a perfect catch.