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Bowl: Kickoff

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Overall 6
6.2

All Nostalgia, No Improvement

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Resurrect a legendary football franchise but rip its best aspect away without compensation elsewhere Graphics: The same blocky blockers and receivers you remember from the NES days, plus a few new cutscenes Sound: Classic 8-bit theme, but I chose to play on mute Playability: Stylus controls work well until you want to perform a diving tackle Entertainment: Most of the nostalgia is lost with the absence of the NFL license Replay: Moderate
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Overall 7
6.8
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
6.6
Control 7
6.8
Addiction 7
7.4

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff Review

Cheat Code Central
30 March 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff

Video Game Generation
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Despite the negativity in this review, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff is not a bad game of football overall. Younger gamers and fans of the original will no doubt get plenty of enjoyment from it, but I personally expected more from the revival of one of my favorite sports titles.
  • Pros: Captures the spirit of the original game, with lots of cutscenes and arcade-style play., Including online play is nice.
  • Cons: I found a lot of bugs in this game, some of which really hurt the CPU (as if I needed help)., Everything moves slooooowly for an arcade sports game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
16 January 2009
  • Summary: Temco Bowl's brand of Keystone Kops football is charming, but it simply cannot stand up to its own brainless bumbling. The addition of player special abilities is welcome -- especially as highlighted by the game's familiar stop-motion cutscenes -- but it's not enough embellishment to the simple gameplay. I had a hard time adjusting to either the button- or touch screen-based passing controls, and the classic guess-the-play strategy was boring even back in the day.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 5
5.0

Review: Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (Nintendo DS)

Gametactics
22 December 2008
  • Conclusion: A pick up and play arcade football game that sticks to the original formula of the Tecmo Bowl games, fans of the original won’t be disappointed.
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Overall 8
7.5

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS)

The Review Busters
8 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff is a blast from the past. The experience I had with this game was great. I felt like I was playing the original game. Madden might be the king football but Kickoff is the game fans will play for years. Pick this one up, even if you have to go through a few copies to find a good one.
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Overall 7
7.0

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff

Operation Sports
27 November 2008
  • Excerpt: At a time when football games are not quite as plentiful as they used to be, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff had a chance to be a savior of sorts for football fans.
  • Pros: Classic gameplay is still mostly intact., Gameplay is still simple and accessible., Head to head contests.
  • Cons: New additions largely unsuccessful., Still no fun to play the computer., Game feels unpolished.
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Overall 5
5.0

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff

gamervision.com
26 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Name: Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff Genre: Sports-Football Platform: DS For me, there was only one sports game that mattered during the NES days, and that was Tecmo Super Bowl .  At the time, it was the only game that combined exciting on-field action, real professional teams and players, and detailed stat tracking.  Other football games, like NES Pro-Action Football and the simply titled “ NFL ” may have looked better, but nothing else felt as much like real football as TSB .
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff

Nintendo World Report
24 November 2008
  • Summary: This time you don’t have to put up with Jim Kelly being QB BILLS.
  • Pros: Ability to edit all teams and players, Doesn’t mess with the classic Tecmo Bowl gameplay formula, Online mode, Stylus control works very well
  • Cons: Can’t edit your team’s logo, D-Pad control is clunky and unresponsive, Graphics are very vanilla, Placement of the ball is not listed on the scoreboard
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