(Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Tecmo Bowl (Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Game Profile

Released in 1987, the football game that took America by storm is back. This arcade version required a custom-made dual-screen cabinet and was popular for its large characters and intense graphics. The game is filled with great action as players take control of receivers and running backs, quickly moving the controller to break a tackle. Play alone or with up to four players in a two-on-two match.

Experience the best moments of both competitive and cooperative play, finding holes in your opponent's defense, then savor the thrill of receiving a pass thrown by your teammate. In addition, game options such as play time, team division and difficulty level can be adjusted.

Game Review


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User Comments (23)



fep said:

In Europe, we have not TECMO BOWL on NES, I wonder which game, we are going to have this week?



Rawk_Hawk said:

I know (American) football is not big in Europe but they should still put Tecmo Bowl on the Europe VC simply because it is a simple and fun game. You don't need to be a hardcore NFL fan to enjoy it.



Bass_X0 said:

However, unless I'm unaware of some nintendo expansion peripheral,

If you're talking about being able to have six players on the game then all you need is four classic controllers and two Gamecube controllers. Simplicity itself.



SmaMan said:

So has anyone tried this and can say how the "dual-screen" on this game work?



Gabbo said:

It's not noticeable. It just looks like a regular widescreen image, albeit shrunk with black bars surrounding on all sides.



thwipp89 said:

i had fond memories of the NES version but once i played it again, i realized how horribly it's aged, thx to games like madden. just watching this youtube for 2 minutes, i was bored. i made the mistake of getting the NES version. i'm not making the same mistake twice.



Bass_X0 said:

I wonder if the concept of import games applies to VCA games - I mean, I wonder how much of a chance that Europe will get this game this week (or soon) despite it not being available in Europe originally.



Gabbo said:


They're there on my widescreen. Of course, you could always fiddle around with your tv's zoom functions :)



Gabbo said:

By the way, I can confirm that this is for four players, not just two. Our review will be up shortly.



vio said:

Is it just me or do the music and sound effects sound just like a Genesis/Mega Drive game?

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