|Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 (tecmobowl.org hack) Review by: Sidewinder
The graphics in my opinion are absolutely fine...yes, they may be less detailed than many would like, but that provides a nostalgic feeling if you have ever played the original Tecmo Bowl. The graphics do not pose much of an issue through the game - they are simple, easy to play with, and are not bad-looking.
The cons about the graphics however is the constant blinking. Sometimes one of the players on a team is blinking so much he is nearly invisible, making it hard to distinguish if there is anyone in the open field about to make a tackle. Do I keep dodging and weaving or do I just go straight? Another con is some of the the teams' uniforms. I played as the Colts once, and their uniforms are just blinding. So in all honesty, the only thing you have to face when it comes to graphics are the blinking players, and the sometimes poorly contrasted colors of certain team uniforms.
There is not much of a soundtrack in this game. However, the nice little tidbits of 8bit music whenever you accomplish or fail at something blend nicely into the game, and if you happen to turn away at a moment and hear a certain 8bit music piece going on, if you play long enough, you can recognize what just happened.
Nothing really is wrong with the music...it gets bland over a while, but this game wasn't made to have such an elaborate soundtrack like the Final Fantasy series. The music won't bother you that much anyways.
I always see myself coming back to this day after day. It is truly a fun game to play...the satisfaction of beating your opponents by 8 touchdowns, lovely! This game feels more like a game that draws you back to play more than focusing on the actual game itself...it is quite a simple game once you get the hang of it. It is a game that is truly a joy to play, and since it is modernized a bit, it provides a sort of victorious attitude...hey, you just won the Tecmo Bowl Super Bowl with the New England Patriots! "Heh, I bet they are going to win in real life now, since they are so boss" is what you might say after doing just that.
This doesn't need much explanation. Football games honestly have no story besides going through the season. Somewhat of a repetitive "story", this game shouldn't receive much credit on this category.
As for depth, this game certainly provides some depth. It requires some strategy when playing. If you notice the other team doing the same play constantly, you would make sure to choose the same play as they did so you can get a blitz. The different type of play calls you can make sure add to the strategy part. When you are doing a pass play, and maybe one guy isn't open, who should you switch to? Should you even run it? That's up to you to decide. There is freedom when you are making out your play. You can make the running back go a different route instead of the one indicated on the play. So all in all, depth is covered well in this game.
This game is not hard at all, once you get the hang of it. For newcomers, it may be a bit frustrating, but once you play enough and learn the tricks of the trade, then it will be a piece of cake and you'll be winning by 7+ touchdowns each game.
Once you do happen to "master" the game, try playing as every team, not just your favorite, or the "best" team. This will help you be a little more versatile and know the strengths and weaknesses of all teams and be able to make the most of them in any game.
Overall, this game is really fun to play. It is not one to offer much in the story line, but that isn't the point of this game. Just have a little fun and be a bit competitive!
Graphics 8 Sound 7 Addictive 10 Depth 9 Story 1 Difficulty 4
Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 (tecmobowl.org hack) Box Description: Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 22 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2014. This 7th yearly iteration updates Tecmo's NES classic with up-to-date rosters, graphics, schedules and play books for all 32 NFL squads.
Playable on multiple platforms and operating systems via NES emulation software, Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices.
Can J.J. Watt create the chaos Bruce Smith did in '91? Can Adrian Peterson match the legendary Bo Jackson? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Colin Kaepernick or QB Eagles? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 will make legends for the next 22 years.
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