The Super Bowl Ends With a Safety, Says Tecmo Super Bowl

Yesterday Madden NFL 25 gave its prediction for Super Bowl Ex El Vee Eye Eye Eye, handing it to Denver, 31-28, on a field goal in overtime. Today, the guys keeping alive 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl offered their own version of events: another OT game, with Denver winning on a goddamn safety. » 1/28/14 2:10pm 1/28/14 2:10pm

This is what the entire stadium in Tecmo Super Bowl would look like, according to @VideoGameMayhem. Clean, classic stadium design, but I think it could use a newer video scoreboard. [via TecmoBowl.org] » 1/25/14 5:31pm 1/25/14 5:31pm

Auburn Shocking Alabama is Awesome in Tecmo Bowl, Too

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. » 12/01/13 3:41pm 12/01/13 3:41pm

Play the 2013 NFL Season with 22-year-old Tecmo Super Bowl

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. » 9/04/13 6:00pm 9/04/13 6:00pm

The Last Sports Stars of Video Games' Cartridge Era [Corrected]

Monday, Jason Kidd gave the NBA his retirement notice. He and Grant Hill were the only active players this year that appeared in NBA Jam: Tournament Edition from 1994. Like veterans of a long-ago war, day by day we are losing the athletes of video gaming's cartridge era. These are the last of them. » 6/05/13 5:30pm 6/05/13 5:30pm

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. » 5/28/13 7:30pm 5/28/13 7:30pm

Have you voted on Madden's cover enough already? Help Tecmo Super Bowl's de facto world championship pick its pun name for next year's tournament. Remember when Chris Berman was funny? These are much better. » 4/20/13 3:56pm 4/20/13 3:56pm

The Best at Tecmo Super Bowl Settle a Claim Made by Everyone

MADISON, Wis.—Most of us are realistic about our shot. We are going to get our asses kicked, and then go to the bar. But we're in March, we're in a tournament, we're all sports fans and if anybody in the 224-man field of Tecmo Madison, the largest Tecmo Super Bowl event in the nation, didn't harbor the faintest… » 3/10/13 6:30pm 3/10/13 6:30pm

Tecmo Bowl Simulation Says Take the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII

Vegas says San Francisco is a 3.5-point favorite in the Super Bowl, and Tecmo Super Bowl » 1/24/13 6:00pm 1/24/13 6:00pm, the 1991 classic for the NES, says the 49ers are a 31-17 winner over the Baltimore Ravens, thanks to this CPU vs. CPU simulation of the game using a modified roster file from the TecmoBowl.org community.

The NFL's Greatest Players Revere Tecmo Bowl Too

Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward retired after this past season. He's 36. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez, also the same age, is coming to the end of a hall-of-fame career as a tight end. Emmitt Smith, an extraordinarily tough running back for Dallas, was enshrined at Canton in 2010. "Runnin' the football was awesome," he said,… » 10/24/12 6:00pm 10/24/12 6:00pm

Just In Time for the NFL's Kickoff, it's Tecmo Super Bowl 2013

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. » 9/05/12 6:00pm 9/05/12 6:00pm

In One of the Greatest Comebacks in Sports History, Fans Fund "The…

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. » 3/08/12 10:00pm 3/08/12 10:00pm

Tecmo Super Bowl's World Championships are Tomorrow, and NFL Films Will…

The world's largest Tecmo Super Bowl tournament is tomorrow in Madison, Wis., featuring a field of 178 players. TecmoBowl.org also tells Kotaku that NFL Films will be present, apparently for a feature sometime later about video gaming and football. The event will be livestreamed and liveblogged from … » 3/02/12 6:30pm 3/02/12 6:30pm

From Tebow Time to the "Tecmo Bowl MMO"

Whatever you think of him, Tim Tebow has made a contribution—if indirect—to video games development.

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 » 2/22/12 6:01pm 2/22/12 6:01pm—Tebow, as an 8-bit player, kneeling in the end zone. The…

Tecmo Bowl's Still Running After Touching Down at 20

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. » 12/17/11 6:00pm 12/17/11 6:00pm

Modders Celebrate the New NFL Season by Updating Tecmo Super Bowl to…

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. » 9/07/11 10:00pm 9/07/11 10:00pm

Tecmo Bowl Throwback Micro-Review: Retro-Rockin’ Football

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. » 5/03/10 6:20pm 5/03/10 6:20pm

Tecmo Bowl Getting Patch to Penalize Ragequitters

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. » 4/29/10 10:30pm 4/29/10 10:30pm