About This File
In Super Bowl X The Steelers beat the Cowboys 21-17 but all of that is about to change, as you download and play my new 1975 NES TSB rom.
I chose 1975 because it was right in the Middle of the Decade.
8 team Playoff
AND it was the ultimate Super Bowl
America's Team vs The Team of the 70's.
Doomsday, Too Tall, Mean Joe, The Steel Curtain, Roger the Dodger, Phyllis George, The Hail Mary is born, Conrad Dobler, Jimmy the Greek, Howard Cosell, MNF was a huge Event!, Kenny the Snake, Purple People Eaters
I have put a ton of time and effort into this and will give a good account of the changes.
Skill Position Player Ratings - based on 1975 performance - sliding scale true to the original rom.
QB's PC = QBR, PS = Reputation, MS = Rush Yds, APB = Comp. %. Ken Anderson, Fran Tarkenton, and Bert Jones are Top 3 QB's.
RB's MS = Yards, Rec = # of receptions, BC = Fumble %, HP = Reputation (and HP cost you speed)
WR's and TE's MS = Yards, Rec. = # of receptions., BC = Fumble %.
1000 yards gets you a 56 MS as RB or REC. OJ Simpson with over 1800 yards is the only player rated higher with 63 MS.
Each team has a dedicated return man (usually WR#4) with MS based on Return yards.
24 out of 26 teams ran a 4-3 in 1975.
I have seen people put 1 DL at LB to adjust for this, but that bugs me.
I know the Original rom did it but that bugged me also.
So just used 3 DL for each team and put a back up LB in as a starter so you only have DT's at NT and DE's at DE and OLB's at OLB and MLB's at ILB, and Back up's at ILB.
So while I had to sit Ernie Holmes for the Steelers, Loren Toews gets to start. Hollywood Henderson also benefits and gets to start a couple years early for Dallas.
O Lines, D-Lines, LB's and DB's - rated as groups by team - also very true to the feel of the orginal rom
O Lines based on Scoring Offense, using the Original roms OL ratings.
Plus the 5 Consensus All Pros get the Top 5 ratings.
D-Lines based on Rushing D. 4 Consensus All Pros get the Top 4 ratings.
LB's based on Scoring D. 3 Consensus All Pros get the Top 3 ratings
DB's based on Passing D. 4 Consensus All Pros get the Top 4 ratings
Punters rated by Average and Kicks blocked.
Kickers rated by # of FG's made and FG %.
Returners rated by AVG. and proper speed given to RT and SS.
Almost every game will have 1 team in a White Jersey which is cool and realistic.
Dallas wears white 24 out of 25 opponents just like they did in the 70's.
Helmets small and large edited
Not sure who did this but I got a 1972 rom years ago and loved the Helmets.
Denny? Elway? Anyway they did a great job.
Individual sim used TSB Tool to set.
Team sim rating edited based on 1975 Offense and Defense.
#1 = F, #2 = E, #16 = 1, 17-26 = 0
I have simmed 3 seasons and W-L results have been very accurate to 1975
Buffalo = f 0, #1 offense and one of the worst d's.
Offensive preferences accurately reflect 1975 Run/Pass ratios. >60% Run = Heavy Run, 50-59% Run = Balanced Run, <50% Run = Balanced Pass
Default Offensive plays.
Almost Exclusively 2 Backs, with a little Shotgun, and some Wing Formations.
Endzones are a solid color and free from any writing, so you can see your players better.
Midfield logo darker (looks better)
Divisions and Conferences are accurate.
Accurate 1975 Schedule and dates included.
Thanksgiving Day Games and Last 2 Weeks Saturday Games provide for 17 "weeks"
TB helmet is changed to NFC Pro Bowl and I have put the accurate NFC Pro Bowl team here.
SEA helmet is changed to AFC Pro Bowl and I have put the accurate AFC Pro Bowl team here.
You can also play the Select the Pro Bowl and you will get the exact same roster.
The teams are in correct divisions and conferences.
I read a ton about editing playoffs but the one era I could not find was this one 3 Division Champs and 1 Wild Card in each Conference. (8 Teams)
I had to settle for the playoff format of 3 Division Champs and 2 Wild Cards (10 Teams) that began in 1978
In this rom:
The Great Teams will be really GREAT!
Good Teams will be average.
Bad Teams will be really BAD!
I hope you enjoy this rom. Test it out and let me know what you think of
A. The Gameplay
B. The Ratings
C. The Fun Factor
I appreciate it in advance.
Also please report any mistakes in spelling, skin color, or number.
Also being released by CoachMac is nothing else.
It is a ton of work to do an extensive rom and I just don't think I am up to doing the whole era.
Tip of the Cap to Carther and others who have done whole eras.
Also thanks to guys who have posted all the valuable editing info on this site, plus making TSB Tool.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Fixed Ed Podolak's number.