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.
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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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...