Tecmo Bowl (NES)
Tecmo Bowl was by far the best football game of its day. It featured the real names of real football players, and most of the rules of professional football, but it wouldn't be until Super Tecmo Bowl (NES) that a Nintendo game would be licensed by the NFL. Although it lacked some major football issues like touchbacks, fumbles, and secondaries, Tecmo Bowl was surprisingly accurate compared to earlier football games.
One annoyance of Tecmo Bowl is how the computer's AI increases in difficulty. Rather than become more cunning, the AI becomes super-human, becoming faster and stronger than you can hope to be, while at the same time, your players get stupider. This flaw aside, the game continues to be a lot of fun for players even to this day.
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You wouldn't expect much in the music department from a sports game, but Tecmo Bowl did a pretty good job with that as well. Most of the music is in the form of short fanfares, but they're all fun to listen to and quite memorable.
This game contains a tiny bit of hidden music as well. The tune for when you fail to get a field goal or extra point (No Good) is slightly longer in the ROM than what you hear while playing. The full version is recorded as track 22. There are also three unknown tracks listed that don't seem to be played anywhere in the game. If any one knows when these tunes are played please let us know.
- Ripper: Necrosaro
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
- Music: Keiji Yamagishi credited as K. Y. Jet
(Source) Note: The credits in the USA and Japanese versions are the same.
According to Keiji Yamagishi, K.Y. Jet was inspired by the New York Jets team, but replacing the N.Y., with his initials: K. Y.
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