If you owned the Nintendo Entertainment System and were even remotely interested in sports, you also owned Tecmo Bowl.
A reminder of simpler times, the game featured four plays to choose from. That was it — after the ball was snapped, you were on your own. If your opponent guessed your play, you’d be sacked (that’s how the defense worked).
Tecmo Bowl‘s arcade-like controls, mixed with its quasi-realistic teams and players (none of the team names were officially licensed, but the team colors and player names were all intact) made it a breakout hit that’s still fun to pick up and play to this very day.
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