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7.5 out of 10

Tecmo Bowl Throwback

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Overall 8
8.0

Tecmo Bowl Throwback review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Simple yet sublime gameplay, Quick pacing, Just-right difficulty level
  • Cons: Kicking is pretty tough, Calling timeout is clunky, Reminds you you're old
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Overall 7
6.5

Tecmo Bowl Throwback (XBLA)

Video Game Generation
26 February 2011
  • Summary: Nostalgia is great, but it only gets you so far. The Tecmo Bowl diehards bought this on day one without reading anything. Everyone else? It depends on how highly you value the experience. One of the biggest problems with this release is that most people are going to be off put by the unlicensed nature.
  • 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
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Overall 4
4.0

Tecmo Bowl Throwback

True achievements
30 December 2010
  • 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. You can play the game 28 complete season and never have the same schedule. At 800 MSP I recommend this title to all sports fans!
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Overall 6
6.0

Tecmo Bowl Throwback Review

GameZone
6 July 2010
  • 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. Even today, I fondly remember my game-winning plays with Montana, running the field with Rice, slipping through the defensive line as Bo Jackson, and risking it all on 75-yard field goals, and making them.
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Overall 7
7.2

Review: Tecmo Bowl Throwback (Xbox 360)

Gamer 2.0
7 May 2010
  • Conclusion: So what you end up with is a package that looks mostly like the original with 3D elements and an additional multiplayer mode. For what you get, a 800 point ($10) price tag isn’t too steep. It’s just a bit repetitive and doesn’t quite have that extra little bit of lasting power. But it isn’t completely unattractive. Fans of the original should be pleased with this update, considering it doesn’t take too many liberties.
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Overall 9
8.5

Tecmo Bowl Throwback

gamerlimit.com
5 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Tecmo Bowl Throwback Review

GameSpot
5 May 2010
  • Summary: Tecmo Bowl Throwback is a surprisingly enjoyable blast from the past.
  • Pros: Fast, straightforward arcade football, Just deep enough to keep things interesting, Visuals and sound blend the new with the 8- and 16-bit era
  • Cons: Shallow gameplay by modern standards, Not many people playing online
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Overall 8
8.0

A reworked classic as good as ever

GamesRadar
4 May 2010
  • Pros: Simple yet sublime gameplay, Quick pacing, Just-right difficulty level
  • Cons: Kicking is pretty tough, Calling timeout is clunky, Reminds you you're old
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Overall 7
7.2

A Gridiron Star Comes Out Of Retirement

Game Informer
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 soundtrack Playability: Same two-button scheme from the NES version, now with analog support Entertainment: Nostalgia may factor in for fans of the original, but newcomers may find...
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Overall 9
8.5

Tecmo Bowl Throwback

Operation Sports
3 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Growing up in the late 80's/early 90's, one sports game reigned supreme when it came to neighborhood bragging rights --
  • Pros: Classic gameplay., Online play., Customization options.
  • Cons: Generic teams/logos., Game not based off of '91 rosters., No in-play defensive switching.
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