And now we have the proper memorial for the spine-tingling finish to No. 4 Auburn versus No. 1 Alabama yesterday—on the home turf of Auburn's greatest player ever, and that's not Jordan-Hare Stadium. It's Tecmo Super Bowl.
Tecmo's football game is a true classic, but it can be difficult to get someone else to play it, especially if they're not sports game fans. Brentalfloss is one such person—at least in his newest themes-with-lyrics video.
The mad magicians keeping Tecmo Super Bowl alive nearly 22 years after its debut have released their latest mod—Tecmo Super Bowl 2014, featuring all of the teams and players of the current league, just in time for the NFL's season opener tomorrow.
In the popular consciousness, "Tecmo Bowl" usually means the 1989 NES port, if not 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl. Today, The Onion, satirizing White House sports photo ops, shows off its gamer cred by going back to the game's original arcade version, which featured only the "Bulldogs" and "Wildcats"—coached by BOB and ASS.
New England's Rob Gronkowski is the "cover" star for Tecmo Super Bowl 2013 a fan-made, free mod of the NES all-time classic NFL game that puts the modern game and all of its stars and uniform colors into the old Tecmo Bowl structure.
Two days ago, the "Tecmo Bowl MMO" was left for dead, less than halfway to its funding goal on Kickstarter. Today was the deadline for the game. If it didn't raise $7,500, every cent contributed would be lost.
Last fall, as the quarterback was leading the Denver Broncos to an improbable six-game winning streak, David Murray got an idea to create a "Tecmo Tebow" image—Tebow, as an 8-bit player, kneeling in the end zone. The…
Chet Holzbauer can't remember any other gift from that mad Christmas Day scramble 20 years ago. As far as he knows, the cacophony of torn paper came to a stop, like the needle coming off a record, when he and his brother unwrapped Tecmo Super Bowl.
Ah, and now the football video game that really is just a roster and uniform update, and that's all everyone wants it to be. Just in time for the NFL's kickoff tomorrow, modders today released Tecmo Super Bowl 2012. It's the same NES classic you've loved for 20 years, updated with the stars of the current league.
Proving the eternal relevance of Tecmo Bowl, here's a recap of yesterday evening's No. 1 American Football highlight, the electrifying run by Marshawn Lynch to seal Seattle's senses-shattering 41-36 playoff victory over New Orleans.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants on Sunday with a play that just should not have happened. It defied logic in real life; it defies logic when it's recreated in the classic video game Tecmo Bowl.
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.