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Bowl: Kickoff
7.0 out of 10

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...
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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

Expert Review

Game Informer
6 February 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...
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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 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.
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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

Gamer vision
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...
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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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