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Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)

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Description

Tecmo Super Bowl is the follow-up to the NES football arcade/simulation Tecmo Bowl. While the basic gameplay of the original is intact, a host of new features and improvements have been added.

Features include: 28 real NFL teams/mascots with real NFL players (circa 1991), 11 players on the field per team, player substitutions, fumbles, improved control over kicks and punts, eight plays to choose from during games, customizable playbooks, arcade/coach/computer simulation options for one or two players, pre-season/regular season/Pro-Bowl games, regular season team standings and rankings, regular season player statistics and rankings, end-of-game boxscores, and a 12-team playoff following the NFL format.

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Tecmo Super Bowl NES Such cut scenes offen appear in the middle of the gameplay
Tecmo Super Bowl NES Schedule
Tecmo Super Bowl NES Looking for the ball...
Tecmo Super Bowl NES All stars team roster

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User Reviews

The best of its time, with a little something for everybody. PCGamer77 (3027) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Endzone to Endzone Jeff Clawson (7) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Madden Predecessor? Yeah, I'd say so. Crazy Horse (12) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Aug 11, 2004 A 100
HonestGamers Sep 22, 2006 10 out of 10 100
NES Archives May 05, 2001 A+ 100
Game Informer Magazine May, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
NES Times Sep 06, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameCola.net Feb 04, 2006 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Cover art

Interestingly enough Tecmo actually reused the photograph of this game's cover for the flyer of the Japanese arcade release of Midway's Super High Impact. This flyer also uses artwork from the flyer of an earlier Tecmo arcade game, All American Football.

Roster

In May 2010, the last active player from the game's 1991 roster, Jeff Feagles (a punter for the New York Giants), retired at the age of 44. Prior to Feagles retiring, the previous 2009 NFL season began with three Tecmo Super Bowl players still active on an NFL roster: Feagles, John Carney of the New Orleans Saints, and linebacker Junior Seau of the New England Patriots.
PCGamer77 (3027) added Tecmo Super Bowl (NES) on Jan 10, 2003