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Tecmo Bowl Throwback is now available on the Marketplace and should be available for the PS3 tomorrow. Post your impressions here.

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# 1 ExtremeGamer @ 04/28/10 04:53 AM
Initial impressions, it's awesome.

It plays just like it did. I love the 3D visuals, but if you press RB, you can change to the old school graphics on the fly. Very cool.

It is exactly the old rosters with new names, I only looked quick but couldn't find Jacksonville, Carolina, Baltimore, or Houston (Texans). The Titans are in Houston, the Rams are in Los Angeles, and the Cardinals are listed as Phoenix instead of Arizona.
 
# 2 ExtremeGamer @ 04/28/10 05:13 AM
There are only 28 teams and the Pro Bowl teams.

You can edit the locations though, so you can make Houston into Tennessee or Phoenix into Arizona.
 
# 3 ExtremeGamer @ 04/28/10 05:20 AM
Injuries are in, substitutions are in, fumbles are in, and the old school season mode is in. It's just like it was on the SNES, even keeps leaderboards of your friends season's.
 
# 4 RaiderKtulu @ 04/28/10 05:23 AM
It ain't the same game. The 80 yard bombs are gone. You can't change the colors of the teams, just the names, and it doesn't effect the field graphics. So if you change Los Angeles to Oakland, the endzone still says Los Angeles. It feels more like the PS1 version than the SNES game. There's also a nice little issue where a punt that goes into the endzone results in a safety rather than a touchback.

So... overall it's not *bad* for an 800 point game, but we're better off just playing the hacked 32 team NES roms instead.
 
# 5 blackpuppy @ 04/28/10 05:38 AM
Is it just me or does it like you're not even controlling your player?
 
# 6 blackpuppy @ 04/28/10 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by blackpuppy
Is it just me or does it like you're not even controlling your player?
Worked much better the second time i loaded it. I downloaded and played as soon as I found out it was available. Anyhow what was happening is it seemed like my players were running on their own. Strange.
 
# 7 Brandwin @ 04/28/10 06:08 AM
I love it. I wish we could change the team colors, but I will live.
 
# 8 Brandwin @ 04/28/10 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by blackpuppy
Is it just me or does it like you're not even controlling your player?
I think Pasta Padre was having that issue as well. I didn't notice it. Maybe it was something they fixed?
 
# 9 RaiderKtulu @ 04/28/10 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DookieMowf
I think Pasta Padre was having that issue as well. I didn't notice it. Maybe it was something they fixed?
There is an option for coach mode on the pre-game menu. Probably hit that by accident.
 
# 10 Brandwin @ 04/28/10 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RaiderKtulu
It ain't the same game. The 80 yard bombs are gone. You can't change the colors of the teams, just the names, and it doesn't effect the field graphics. There's also a nice little issue where a punt that goes into the endzone results in a safety rather than a touchback.
I haven't tried the 80 yard bomb. I did complete one about 50 yards. Young to Taylor.

Graphics thing should have been fixed. If we could edit names, the field should change as well

I punted and kicked a touchback 5 different times and saw no safety being awarded. Maybe something weird going on at first. Some said they couldn't control their guys when they first downloaded.
 
# 11 JMD @ 04/28/10 06:31 AM
I've never played Tecmo Bowl before. I tried the trial version and in the short time I was able to play I was getting my butt kicked 21-0. I liked the game and downloaded the full version, now I've got to learn how to play, the game is a blast though.

EDIT: I'm playing my first game with the full version. I'm Kansas City against Green Bay, I'm up 14-7 with a minute left in the half. Now that I'm getting used to the controls this game is a blast. This is proof right here that you don't need the NFL to have a great time playing a Football game. If the game play is fun then the game is good.
 
# 12 RaiderKtulu @ 04/28/10 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by DookieMowf
I haven't tried the 80 yard bomb. I did complete one about 50 yards. Young to Taylor.

Graphics thing should have been fixed. If we could edit names, the field should change as well

I punted and kicked a touchback 5 different times and saw no safety being awarded. Maybe something weird going on at first. Some said they couldn't control their guys when they first downloaded.
I don't know, my kickoffs into the endzone were all touchbacks. CPU punted to me and it gave them a safety.

On the graphics, I will say I find some of the fake logos amusing and wrong. A hawk/eagle for Dallas? A shark for New England? A cow skull for Seattle? I mean, Seattle's totally known for it's western themes, right? I know they were trying to not be the NFL, but come on.
 
# 13 centauris @ 04/28/10 06:50 AM
very disappointed... bombs do not exist.

jump balls do not exist.
 
# 14 CPRoark @ 04/28/10 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by RaiderKtulu
A shark for New England?
Haven't you seen Jaws?
 
# 15 centauris @ 04/28/10 07:02 AM
good news.

roster changes and playbooks show up online
 
# 16 Brandwin @ 04/28/10 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RaiderKtulu
I don't know, my kickoffs into the endzone were all touchbacks. CPU punted to me and it gave them a safety.

On the graphics, I will say I find some of the fake logos amusing and wrong. A hawk/eagle for Dallas? A shark for New England? A cow skull for Seattle? I mean, Seattle's totally known for it's western themes, right? I know they were trying to not be the NFL, but come on.
ah, okay. I didn't have the CPU get a touchback on me. Hopefully that's not true.

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Originally Posted by centauris
very disappointed... bombs do not exist.

jump balls do not exist.
Jump balls?
 
# 17 CreatineKasey @ 04/28/10 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by RaiderKtulu
It ain't the same game. The 80 yard bombs are gone. You can't change the colors of the teams, just the names, and it doesn't effect the field graphics. So if you change Los Angeles to Oakland, the endzone still says Los Angeles. It feels more like the PS1 version than the SNES game. There's also a nice little issue where a punt that goes into the endzone results in a safety rather than a touchback.

So... overall it's not *bad* for an 800 point game, but we're better off just playing the hacked 32 team NES roms instead.
You guys.... bombs were out of the SNES version. The NES version had the crazy jump balls all the time.

I'm pretty sure jump balls are in, I remember seeing a highlight with one.

I played a few plays and I'm very very excited. I've always wanted this, and now it's finally here!

Does anyone know if edited rosters are displayed online??
 
# 18 RaiderKtulu @ 04/28/10 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by DookieMowf
ah, okay. I didn't have the CPU get a touchback on me. Hopefully that's not true.


Jump balls?
Jump Ball - when a pass is overthrown, on the old version, occasionally you'd get a cutscene where both receiver and defender go up for the ball. I don't think anyone can say they don't exist yet though, they didn't happen that much.

On the safety, it was a ball that was caught in the endzone, and I stood there and got tackled. Maybe you have to push a button to kneel, not sure. Had them kick one past the endzone and it worked properly. I could've sworn the original game turned it into a touchback as soon as it crossed the line though. Maybe I'm thinking NES instead of SNES.
 
# 19 centauris @ 04/28/10 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by CreatineKasey
You guys.... bombs were out of the SNES version. The NES version had the crazy jump balls all the time.

I'm pretty sure jump balls are in, I remember seeing a highlight with one.

I played a few plays and I'm very very excited. I've always wanted this, and now it's finally here!

Does anyone know if edited rosters are displayed online??

yes they are.. I did a test with Favre. it showed for me. but I don't know about my opponent. i'm winning 39-0
 
# 20 centauris @ 04/28/10 07:24 AM
ugh.. my online game didn't count.
 

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