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Chris Kavan 03/17/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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One of the few sports games I remember playing - old-school football that's pretty damn simple by today's standards. At least I can get behind this game - it doesn't have to be realistic for me to like it and if I'm just playing for fun I would prefer this to ultra-realistic Madden or college games. That's just how I roll.

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Primitive, Innovative, and Fun

Tecmo Bowl is an arcade style football game that was one of the first games to have an NFL license. While it's primitive by today's standards, it was the first console football game that was a heck of a lot of fun.

In the early days of the NES, companies had a difficult time creating a football game that worked. What comes to mind for me is NES Playaction Football. While that game did a pretty good job of simulating football, it felt slow and just wasn't much fun. Tecmo hit the right formula for this game. The field was played left to right, much like if you were watching an NFL game on TV. It's true that the aspect ratio of the field was way off and there were less than 11 players on each side, but it didn't matter, the speed was right and it felt like you playing football.


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