Summary: Nostalgia is great, but it only gets you so far. The
diehards bought this on day one without reading anything. Everyone else? It depends on how highly you value the experience.
Pros: Tecmo Bowl, goodness, Fun to play with old players, Multiplayer can be fun if you play the right people, Nostalgia factor
Cons: Nose tackle glitch STILL present, Passing game completely ineffective due to curl-and-stop at the throw by the receivers, Unlicensed game, meaning either fake names or hours in an editor, Limited replay value
Conclusion: Sure the names of the players are different and the logos sometimes don't make sense, but that doesn't take away from the replay value of this game. I loved the fact that you could go from 3-d'ish graphics to the original pixelated 2-d at the tough of a button.
Excerpt: With pixel-perfect stadiums, motion-captured athletes, and real plays from real coaches as the benchmarks for today's football games, it's amazing that Tecmo Bowl still holds the crown as the most beloved football series of all time.
Conclusion: A model for the successful re-envisioning of a classic series, Tecmo Bowl Throwback mixes old and new in a way that appeals to those looking for nostalgia and those just looking for a spot of fun in the long football offseason.
Cons: Generic teams/logos., Game not based off of '91 rosters., No in-play defensive switching.
A Gridiron Star Comes Out Of Retirement
3 May 2010
Conclusion: Concept: Resurrect the sports classic Tecmo Super Bowl – without the NFL and NFLPA licenses
Graphics: You can switch between the classic 2D and new isometric 3D view with the push of a button
Sound: Classic mode brings back those familiar blips and bleeps, but the revamped 3D mode fumbles the...