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!
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. 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
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.
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.
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...