Tecmo Bowl Throwback disappointed multiplayer enthusiasts when it appeared that ragequitting didn't count in players' records, among other complaints of online problems at launch. Originally Tecmo was said to be working up a patch. The publisher now says it isn't.
Today, a sports title without real players and teams has a hard pitch to make. If any franchise can close the deal, it's the one that started it all: Tecmo Bowl, trading on 20 years of nostalgia with Tecmo Bowl Throwback.
Tecmo Bowl Throwback players may have noticed you can ragequit a 38-0 beating scot-free, no forfeit, no loss, no nothing. Tecmo is said to be working on a fix for this.
One of the most appealing things about Tecmo Bowl Throwback, which released yesterday, is the ability to switch between the 3D view and retro 16-bit view during a play. It may look like promotional video, but it's live.
Tecmo's reboot of the console classic Tecmo Bowl arrives on Xbox Live on April 28 for 800 Microsoft Points, but there's no word yet on when PlayStation owners get in on the fun.
If Tecmo Bowl Throwback actually plays like its 1991 cousin, with similar players, then in addition to destroying everything on earth with the Run-and-Shoot Houston Oilers, I guarantee I'll get eight of the game's 12 achievements in my first game.
This interview with the producer of the upcoming Tecmo Bowl Throwback delivers tons of gameplay video and tells us what to expect from the game - although it still doesn't tell us when it will release.
Tecmo, the company that was once a giant in video game football, is continuing its slow return to the virtual gridiron. Today we have word of Tecmo Bowl Throwback.
There have been rumors that Tecmo is bringing Tecmo Bowl to the PSN and Xbox LIVE Arcade with Tecmo Bowl Throwback. If you believe the ESRB, those rumors could be true.