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Shots of the New Tecmo Bowl for the DS 29

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the bo-knows-jack dept.
Kotaku has a bunch of screenshots of the new Tecmo Bowl game for the Nintendo DS. Purists shouldn't be disappointed with this game, as it seems (relatively) true to form. The main departure that seems to be drawing the ire of play testers is the absence of Bo. I guess he doesn't know football after all.
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Shots of the New Tecmo Bowl for the DS

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  • by Thelasko (1196535)

    The main departure that seems to be drawing the ire of play testers is the absense of Bo.
    I was about to ask if Bo was still invincible in the new version, and am sad to find out he will not be included in the game.

    P.S. you misspelled "absence"
  • This was the best football game ever. It really captured everything that's fun about the game, and it's simple enough that you don't have to be able to move the joystick 30 different ways at the same time.

    I'm going to buy a DS just for this game.
    • by Hatta (162192) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @02:08PM (#23589503) Journal
      This was the best football game ever. It really captured everything that's fun about the game

      I don't remember any "getting drunk in the parking lot" sequence in Tecmo bowl.
    • by Clovis42 (1229086)
      I thought the fun part in football was spending 20 minutes trying to decide if a player "made a football move" before dropping the ball. I really do enjoy the insane wrangling over goofy rules in football; especially with instant replay. Seriously though, Super Tecmo Bowl was great fun, but it really wasn't great football. Passing was especially dumbed down, and the AI was hilarious. If you got into the open you could turn the whole field into a ballet by running in circles. Oh, and the game was frustrati
    • qft
    • by Fozzyuw (950608)

      This was the best football game ever.

      Eh. I was a fan of Tecmo Super Bowl. This looks like it's a remake of the original Tecmo Bowl, which was good, but only had limited teams and stats and stuff. I'm waiting for TSB so I can run Barry Sanders up and down the field a few times, watch people bounce of Christian Okeyea(sp? the FB from the Chiefs), and block extra points with LT.

      I hope this game does well so they release the Super Bowl version. *fingers crossed*

      • This is the super bowl version, hence the reference to bo jackson not being in the game. I made damn sure that it was tecmo super bowl and not tecmo bowl.
        • by drc003 (738548)

          This is the super bowl version, hence the reference to bo jackson not being in the game. I made damn sure that it was tecmo super bowl and not tecmo bowl.
          YES! I loved both games but Super was definitely an improvement. How about a little Run n Shoot with Warren Moon at the wheel? ; - )
  • Gameplay Footage (Score:5, Informative)

    by sjorgnsn (514708) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @02:28PM (#23589797)
    Gameplay Footage [gamevideos.com]

    Link to a vid of a couple plays being run. The audio sounds surprisingly good considering it's coming from a DS.

    Other than that, it looks exactly like Tecmo Bowl, bring it on!
  • I wonder if I was the only one to go through and change every team's play book so that they ran the slowest forming plays. The end result was at the end of the season Jerry Ball from Detroit (team I played) ended up with 82 sacks in a season.
  • I still play Tecmo Bowl on an almost daily basis, thanks to FCEU. When my daughter (12 months old) is really upset, I just fire up the game and she's grinning in seconds. She's even figured out (much to my pride and frustration) which keys make the players move.
    • by tepples (727027)

      I still play Tecmo Bowl on an almost daily basis, thanks to FCEU.
      What copier did you use to copy your Tecmo Bowl Game Pak to your PC?
  • The lingo... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Notquitecajun (1073646) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @04:05PM (#23591203)
    The second-greatest thing? The addition of the phrase "We picked their play!" into football lingo.
  • The main departure that seems to be drawing the ire of play testers is the absence of Bo.

    Yeah, I can see a lot of cheaters-in-all-but-name being pissed at that, at least one of whom has replied to this article.

    BTW, while the remake is called Tecmo Bowl, it's a remake of Tecmo Super Bowl. Tecmo Bowl was a different game and not nearly as fun.

    Rob
  • by bersl2 (689221) on Thursday May 29, 2008 @05:40PM (#23592625) Journal
    TOUCHDOWN THURMAN THOMAS!

    (Lameness filter be damned! This is actually relevant for once.)

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