ESRB Rates Tecmo Bowl Throwback
Say the title "Tecmo Bowl" to a veteran gamer and his face will likely light up with a huge nostalgic grin. And although that new entry for the Wii will miss PlayStation 3 owners, it seems Tecmo Bowl Throwback won't.
The ESRB is always a good source for discovering new unannounced titles, and that's where we find the aforementioned game. It's coming to both the PSN and XBLA and although we don't have a date, we have the expected description. It sounds exactly like our old-school favorite of yesteryear:
"This is a top-down arcade-style football game in which players compete against teams around the country to become the "Tecmo Bowl Champion." Some of the football highlights are depicted in animated cutscenes (with better graphics); a few non-football highlights depict cheerleaders wearing low-cut tops while dancing. And a jumbotron screen displays a 2D swimsuit model with some exposed cleavage."
EA tried to give us something like a next-gen Tecmo Bowl with Madden Arcade last year, but it really didn't cut the mustard and we kinda miss the original classic that started it all. And whether you played it first on the Nintendo or the GameBoy, you will never forget using San Francisco to toss long TD passes from Montana to Rice (and intercept nearly every pass with Howie Long), or using the unstoppable tandem of Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen on the Los Angeles Raiders. Man, I can't wait to take a trip down memory lane with this one.
2/21/2010 9:21:00 PM Ben Dutka