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Average Player Score Based on 702 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 702 ratings
  1. 10 (143)
  2. 9 (278)
  3. 8 (190)
  4. 7 (51)
  5. 6 (17)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (9)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.6

    Old School fun!!!

    With a simple interface, great music, and solid action this is a great game and at five bucks probably one of the best values on VC!! My brother and I used to play this for hours back wen we were kids, and while it no... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:8.5

    An addicting and fun football classic on the Gameboy

    This was one of the first games I owned on the Gameboy, and it remains a favorite game of mine to this day. It's a rather simple game, but when it comes to portable football games you won't find much better (imo). There ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Madden would be nothing without Tecmo Bowl. Tecmo Bowl was the original franchise mode. Granted, your franchise mode had to be written down on paper and saved over 16 separate games and sometimes it looked funny that Bo ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    The pioneer of NFL video games. One of the greatest and most innovative games of all time...

    Tecmo Bowl was the first football game to use real NFL players on a console. This is what paved the way for the Madden series and competitive football for video games. Graphics: At the time of release the graphics wer... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Some games just never go out of style...

    Tecmo Bowl is a classic that ever 20-something gamer who owns a Wii should have just to relive their days when they were a kid playing on their NES. Granted, after a game or two now, I am ready to move onto something el... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Awesome Game

    I have been playing this game since i was 3.. And tgis is a great Football game for the NES. i have played other football games on the NES and this is the only one im happy with. I mean yeah theres down falls with the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Whether on NES or Game Boy this game is still awesome.

    Bo Knows Game Boy! This game is just a port of the popular NES title. Everything is exactly the same except for there is no color. Plays just like it's NES counter part. Bo still runs around everyone on the field. And LT... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    A classic football game!

    Tecmo bowl is just one of those games that you can revisit everytime you get sick of playing a madden game. This is an arcade style football game. No i dont mean like blitz where its almost the same, but you can kill p... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    How could you hate this game?

    I mean look at it. Nintendo based game with some pretty good graphics. Real player names with some cool players (Bo Jackson, LT, etc....) and some nice close action plays when they were needed. If youre a football fan... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    It's one of the most fun football games I've ever played. Really.

    Tecmo Bowl is pretty much the football (not soccer) game that started everything. Madden, Blitz... all those great names. And although it's not exactly on par with certain graphics standards of our time - but certainly... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    Tecmo Bowl remains one of the few sports games I have ever enjoyed. HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT-HUT

    The NES didn't offer up too many sports games that were worth a second look, but Tecmo Bowl is one for the ages. A very fast pased game that could quickly get both players worked into a swivet in short order. Heck, a g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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