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  1. 10 points
    WHAT: 2017 Midwest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament (10th Annual) WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017 WHERE: Rick's Tavern & Grille, 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014 Buy-In: $35; includes a tournament T-shirt; prizes and giveaways; 1991 NFL memorabilia Website: http://mwtecmo.com Rules: http://mwtecmo.com/tournament-rules/‬ Format: ‪http://mwtecmo.com/tournament-format Live Stream: ‪http://mwtecmo.com/watch Prizes: Top performers will take home cash and trophies SIGN-UP: http://mwtecmo.com/purchase-tournament-entry Here is a tentative schedule: ‪http://mwtecmo.com/schedule‬ WHAT'S ON TAP: 1.) The Main Event 2.) Whoever throws for the most passing yards with Boomer Esiason will win a prize. 3.) Whoever rushes for the most yards with James Brooks will win a prize. 4.) The "first out" single elimination tournament. Players to be eliminated in the early stages of the main event will participate in a single elimination tournament for a prize. 5.) Women's Tournament (tentative) If you have any questions regarding Midwest Tecmo, please drop us an email at ‪chris@mwtecmo.com‬. We look forward to another GREAT time in Greater Cincinnati! The Midwest Tecmo Team @MWTecmo | #MWTecmoX
  2. 9 points

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    Blah, Blah, Burning Mort. Blah, Blah, July 15, 2017. Whatever.
  3. 8 points
    Here is the lost @joeygats interview about facing @regulator088 in the finals.
  4. 6 points

    Bad News Baseball - Team Replacement

    Hi, all! My name is Keyz and I am addicted to "Bad News Baseball" (Hi, Keyz!!). I am also a huge fan of Tecmo Super Bowl and have enjoyed the mods for many wonderful hours. The work that has gone into that project has inspired me to modding and it is time for me to give something back. That I am doing in the form of a guide for team replacement for Bad News Baseball, which has been deemed by many to be not only the most enjoyable baseball video game on the NES, but in video gaming of all time! When it comes to changing stats, several members have come up with a comprehensive thread covering that located here (http://tecmobowl.org/forums/topic/51349-player-statsabilities-for-bad-news-baseball/), so I will not be rehashing that myself. This is purely for replacing team names, graphics, color, and player names. I will be posting (for lack of a better term) articles throughout the coming weeks as I am still working my way through my first complete mod. With that, here we go. STEP 1 - I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER This is something I really wish I had known before I started. It pays to PLAN! Before you change a single bit of hex code or change a single pixel, you will want to plan your new participation and how they are organized. Here is a spreadsheet I came up with for just that purpose. This is essentially the information you will want to have at the ready before you dig into the ROM. Here is a breakdown of what is going on here. POSITION - This is the number of the team position on the select screen. Position 1 is San Francisco (S.F.). When you press down on the cross, the Position 2 team is Toronto, Position 3 is Detroit, and so on. TEAM - This column lists the teams you are adding to the game. REPLACE - These are the original teams you will be replacing as they match up with their Position in the team select screen. 8 CHAR. NAME - This column give you a place to come up with an 8-character version of the team name that will represent the new teams in the game. HELM. COLOR - This is the descriptive term for the players' helmet color as well as the color of the sleeves and shoes. You want this to be the darker of the two colors as it also represents the color of the "outlines". HELM. CODE - This is the hex code of the helmet/sleeves/shoes color according to the standard NES color palette (see below). UNI. COLOR - This is the descriptive term for the players' uniform color UNI. CODE - This is the hex code of the uniform color. When you review my spreadsheet, you may ask "Why do you have new Toronto in a different position than the original Toronto". Originally, this was because I noticed, when it came to coming up with the graphics for the "scoreboard", Tecmo though it was best to save bytes by recycling the first block over an addition team several times. Apparently, the game would have burst into flames had they done it any other way. Mmm-hmm. Anyway, there are 3 pairs of teams that share first-block scoreboard graphics: Toronto/Texas, Detroit/Boston, and Oakland/Chicago. THEN I also noticed that Detroit and Oakland share the second block graphic. C'mon, Tecmo! Quit trying to make things harder for us enthusiasts! Anyway, it turns out that it is a lots simpler to just alter a few graphics that aren't used and change some hex code than it is to try to plan the team placement around the graphic allocation. And about the Toronto question, I just didn't feel like reorganizing considering that changing team name text takes about 30 seconds anyway. Sorry, I tied sort of a long tail onto that kite. One last note about planning: When it comes to team colors, don't feel inclined to match player uniforms with the real life ones. Real life clothing is rarely anything other than white, gray, or black. With helmets being the only real distinguishing color left, there is a good chance you will end up with 2 teams that have the same color scheme. With that in mind, be creative. Incorporate teams' tertiary colors when needed. No one will fault you for not creating true to form counterparts. Leave that for the next-gen consoles. That about wraps it up for planning. My next article will be replacing team names, and after, planning and replacing team logos.
  5. 6 points

    Grogan Season

    Well it was a fun ride, and I made it to the Super Bowl, but Carter and Cofer were hounding me all game and there was almost never an open receiver, resulting in the 49ers crushing me 31-14 in the big game. In the three previous playoff games the defenses were not stingy and open receivers were aplenty. 12-4 regular season. Lowlight (or highlight) may have been the Mike Prior JJ INT.
  6. 5 points
    Yo. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who had posted about the call on the stream. It's been an (unexpected) overwhelmingly positive response. tl;dr Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Hopefully I get to do it again! Like many things in my life, I learn by doing and being in the moment. Taking in the tournament experience reduced my anxiety about not having any competitive history or background with the game outside of the ~250 pages of prep material I brought with me, and by taking part in the broadcasting end of things for the first time, I now also have a million ways to be better the next time I do something like this. Part of my role was to describe the action, and the role of the various others that came on the broadcast was to dive in to the details of why a player made a certain call, or specific match-ups that viewers (or even 'casuals' like me) may not be aware of. My biggest fear was coming across as someone who was an expert on the game and the competition, despite having never competed, and sounding completely out of my element. That's why I leaned on the other broadcasters for their expertise. My part in all of this was to fill time during lulls (which you could argue is my day job as a sports broadcaster) and describe the action. I'm really grateful for the dozens of people who jumped in or helped me out leading up to and on the day of the event. I learned quite a bit. In broadcasting there are roles. I was doing the play-by-play. Everyone else was the color analyst. We played to our strengths. I even managed a smile out of some of the guys coming up to call the games, which is my biggest challenge on any broadcast, because I'm kind of an idiot. I had written a piece for my employer on the event as well, mostly a "through the eyes of..." type piece. What was it like to take my career skills and apply it to something fun and awesome? I thought that by pulling back the curtain a bit, it would show a little of what all goes into going about something new like this. I literally didn't have to lift a finger at the event--the hard work was done for me. Setting up and tearing down equipment is arguably my best ability in broadcasting: I don't travel with producers or engineers who do the work for me. I much prefer to do it myself. Probably comes from years (decades) of following my dad's band around and taking down lights and speakers. I was told to take a hike on that front. So, I spent all of my down time observing and chatting, and even snuck in a poorly-played game upstairs in the middle of the down time. I didn't intend the piece as a way out for what I personally feel wasn't my best performance--the prep time leading up was exciting and I intentionally waited until the week or two before the event to deep dive into the details of the game. I did that because I wanted everything to be fresh on game day, for one, but it was a matter of practical sense too: I was still preparing for and calling several basketball and hockey games a week into March. I also didn't note my flu-like symptoms on the day of as a cop-out for possibly sounding terrible on the stream. I was trying to underline how excited I was to do this event and no amount of fever, stomach issues, nausea, fatigue, or whatever else was going on was going to prevent me from covering it. I mean sure, if I sounded terrible, it's probably a factor? But I was really annoying about how pumped I was to do this (ask a co-worker, or my wife). I won't lie, it was actually brutal to sit around and do nothing for a bit--it was in the second half of a stretch of where I literally ate no food for four days, and was trying very hard to not throw up or worse upstairs (I had changes of clothes and a small trash can with me just in case). Once I got on the air though, I sort of forgot how miserable I felt. That's how broadcasting works. Once you're doing the job, none of that other stuff matters. I think the 15 minutes leading up to the first stream were longer than the eight hours that followed actually streaming. I forgot I was sick for a long time, and I only remembered before the final because I was impressed at how long I was able to ignore it. That's the kind of night I was having--it was a great feeling. The best I had felt in a few days. Also the reason I do what I do outside of video games. Thanks to everyone for the kind words about the work on the broadcast, of which I literally provided only a voice; almost all of my work was done for me, from setup to prep to analysis. Those are the people you really should be thanking. I go to plenty of conventions, events, and tournaments, and this was as pleasant and organized as any I've been a part of. If I could do more of this, I definitely would. I'd want to contribute more, naturally. I suck at watching other people work. Everyone there made it more fun than I could have hoped it would be when I signed up to do it (and wow, did they have to twist my arm to get me to do it. Oh Jim, there's video games, beer, and you get to call it. So tough). Thanks to everyone who watched/listened and stopped by to chat. Hopefully, it went as well as you say it did. I honestly don't remember much of the day except for the last hour or so at this point. As mentioned, did not feel well that weekend.
  7. 5 points

    Chicago Tecmo meetup

    We had a great turnout yesterday for our first Chicago meet up at Michael Anthony's. We had over 30 people coming in and out throughout the course of the night. We had 6 guys there that have played in Tecmo Tournaments, and a lot of local friends who came to check it out either by personal invite or hearing about it on facebook. We ended up with 7 TV's hooked up with games. 3 Nintendos with Tecmo Super Bowl, 2 Super Nintendos (one with 4 player NBA Hangtime and one with NBA Jam TE 2K17), 1 Sega Genesis with 4 player NBA Jam TE, and 1 NES mini for people that weren't as interested in sports games. Mort ended up going 7-1 in the $50 challenge taken down by Flo and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Congrats to Flo! It was really a great time. We played from 6:30pm to 11:30pm on a TUESDAY. If anyone is interested in meet ups like this in Chicago let us know as we will have more in the future. Thank you to everyone who came out and Special Thanks to Mort, Joseph, and my brother Matt for bringing their TVs and equipment. If you want to check out the live stream from the event, here it is:
  8. 5 points
    What: The Buffalo Six Pack. V. When: September 16th 2017 9/16/2017 Where: AJ's Lounge 1028 Walden Avenue Buffalo NY 14211 Time: 11am Tournament kickoffs ( 9am set-up/1oam registration ) Entry Fee: $2o Format: The Buffalo Six Pack. 6 Different genres of tecmo Prize pool for 1st (55%), 2nd(30%) and 3rd(15%) + $20 Bonus Prize Per Round. Everyone gets a free drink or 1 food item on us. Also the 1st person who volunteers to be the bee-keeper ( Spaceghost Joke ) gets free entry. Pre-Game Players Party 6pm Friday Night at Ajs Lounge 1028 Walden avenue. Come on down and get some scrimms in. FORMAT: THE BUFFALO SIX PACK....Each participant will play 6 random games with no rematches. In Each round team selection will be based on a different theme ( see below ). Each round will have bonus prizes too ( $20) . The top 12 to 24 records in the Six rounds will square off in single elimination tournament. There MAY be an "odd" amount of players in the "six pack". If so 1 person per round will receive a bye (can't draw more than 1 bye per person). Also placement into the single elimination round is weighted by "Best Winning Percentage". In a case of an tie a Head to Head win is the first tiebreaker, then Opponent Winning Percentage , Then Differential ( + - ). Note feel free to make suggestions on particular rounds. Round 1: Next man up Round...Winner of the Coin toss must pick any matchup they desire. Loser of the coin toss may Pick Team or Controller preference. But each coach gets to bench 1 player off there Opponents team. Also pick one defender the defender can not man up. So for example if Rams vs Lions is called. And player 1 is Det and player 2 is rams. Player 1 van elect to bench Jim Everett and Player 2 can elect to bench Barry Sanders. Also each player will designate an player on there opponents defense they may NOT man up at any time in the game. For example SS white on det or lb offerdale on mia. The player that has the most passing yards with any backup Qb gets $20 Round 2: The Trick Em Dick Em Fumble-Rooskie Round ( Ode to LuckyToolie and Chris Pike)...Winner of the coin toss can pick any matchup they desire. Loser of the coin toss may Pick Team or Controller preference. Both coaches must have an flea-flicker in there playbook. Each coach must run the flea flicker at least ONCE per half. If you do not have a chance in the 1st half call it twice in the second half. Forget completely and you lose. Automatic loss!!!! 1st person to GIVE UP a fumble for td wins $20. Round 3: Ode to Fargo North Dakota... Slappies VS Lurchees. ( Let's have some Fun...Ya Ya Ya ) Winner of the coin toss Picks any match-up and is P1. Both players gets 1 NT Lurch or Controller Slap per half, per game or per quarter. If you and your opponent have some North Dakota sized balls you will do it all game. Just agree with your opponent on how far you want to take it. Opponents must sit tight together with controllers in open position and u MAY NOT DODGE a Slappy. $20 and an hamburger from Hardees Ya Ya Ya To the 1st person who gets an Safety with Bob Nelson. Round 4 Shit got ReaL: Winner of the coin toss is P1 and can pick any match-up they desire but NO going for 4th down unless inside the opponents 40. No FG unless inside the opponents 40. FG or PAT Blocks with 4th man is ok. No End to End JJ's in the endzone ( Unless there is 20 seconds or less left in 2nd or 4th qtr or if your inside the 40 yard line of your opponent). This includes off the screen cross diagonal passes. You can throw of the screen but not red zone to red zone. Or end zone to endzone. $20 to player who scores most team points following the rules Round 5 Hellen Keller: Loser of the coin toss picks the matchup. Winner of the coin toss gets Team Selection or Controller Preference. The Loser of the coin toss gets what is left over. But you may not see how much time is left in the game. We will cover up the time on tv with tape.. $20 to anyone who wins playing blindfolded. Close those peepers. Round 6 Ole Ye Madison Rules: Loser of the coin toss picks the matchup. Winner of the coin toss gets Team Selection or Controller Preference.The Loser of the coin toss gets what is left over. examples Lou Picks Mia-Philly Morts takes Mia Lou takes P1 or Mort calls Chi-Kc LOu takes P1 and Mort takes CHi THE PLAY-OFFS Alright, after much consultation with Tecmo heads and commune with the Tecmo Gods, a final decision has been made on the playoffs. The Top 16 players based on record will play in a single elimination bracket ( seeded by record ). the Championship which will be a redux of the Redemption Round and Super Bowl XXV, Bills vs Giants. Ole Ye Madison Rules. Higher seed will have their choice of team or player 1. BUFFALO BOUNTY I CHAMP Francis B. (mort1237) Runner up Laztlain (Jason P.) 3rd Louis B. (Red98sethuthut) BUFFALO BOUNTY II CHAMP Louis. B. (red98sethuthut) Runner-up Matt V. (BigMV54) 3rd Francis B. (mort1237) BUFFALO BOUNTY III CHAMP David T. (DT), Runner-Up Francis B. (mort1237) 3rd Kevin C BUFFALO BOUNTY IV CHAMP Franics B. (mort1237) Runner Up Eric O. ( TecmoOdell42) 3rd David T. ( DT) 4th Derek R. ( Tecmo Psycho) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REGISTERED PLAYERS: 1. Louis B. (Red98sethuthut) Buffalo NY 1 nes System 2 Tv's 1 Flat screen Tv 2. Francis B. ( Mort1237) Lakewood IL 1 nes system 3. Jason P. (laztlain) LockPort NY. 1 Princess Tv 1 Lcd tv 1 Nes System w/o Cords 4. Paul B. Townwanda Ny 1 Nes System 1 Tv 1 Cord ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIGN UP VIA 2 Steps 1st step: email Ss4sonkun@yahoo.com with NAME: NICKNAME: EQUIPMENT: Were in need of more N.E.S systems and tube tv's to handle the format HOMETOWN: PHONE #: 2nd step. payment. Send $20 to ss4sonkun@yahoo.com via paypal , money order (email 4 my mailing address), or In-person assuming your in buffalo area or see us at another tournament or the night before. We have also had problems with people saying they want to play then no show on game day. Refund Policy: We will give you refund up to 6 days before the tourney starts if we get an official notice that you can't make it . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rules ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Game play rules ( See each Round Description in the Six pack ) 1. Except Round 3 No lurching with an D.L. (defensive lineman) lurch is defined as trying to dive tackle or blitz the QB at the snap on a drop back pass or trying to use the same effect to break up a running play. Bumping the tackle is fine (on a up or down or backwards direction). Any other form of DL use is legal. The below video link shows what is illegal. 2. W.R. or T.E.’s Cannot have run plays in playbook(except 4 reverse). However you may substitute an w.r./t.e. at rb2 slot as long they don't have a running play.players like Givins and Sanders are considered wr's. 3. Playbook changes/lineup editing each pregame... 4.“One Match-up Once” Rule: The coin-flip winner can only select a particular matchup once throughout the entire tournament. For instance, if Player A wins the toss and selects Packers-Browns, Player A cannot call that exact match-up for the rest of the tournament. Player B, however, is free to select that match-up later in the tournament. SEE EACH ROUND FOR TEAM SELECTION IN THE FORMAT. 5. TIES: In order to speed things up in Rounds 1 thru 6 if game ends tied it will be a tie in order to save time. HOWEVER IN Single elimination round NO GAME CAN END IN A TIE. IF A game is tied when regulation concludes, competitors will proceed to OT. All OT's will be 5-minute sudden death periods. If nobody scores in the first OT, the second OT will be only the first quarter in a new game. If the game goes to an 2nd O.T. you will alternate who gets the ball first (in the second o.t.). This process will be repeated until a winner emerges. So that one competitor does not start with the ball in every OT period, the receiving team (i.e. team that gets the ball first) shall alternate beginning with the second OT period. 6.. Tournament Issues All issues will be settled by the tournament crew. Headed by Louis Buennagel, Francis Buennagel . (Others will be designated by gameday as seconds for when we are playing.) Report controller issues and any other issues AS SOON AS IT HAPPENS. We will use the warm-up session to test all controllers and equipment so hopefully everything works fine. Game freeze will be settled by playing out part or all of the game depending on circumstance... unless you cause a reset by your physical actions. The final decision is up to the tournament directors or those designated by the directors. All equipment loaned for the tourney will be tracked. You may use your own controller if it is standard but do not move the other controller from that station. Respect all equipment as if it was yours. Excessive misbehavior will result in your elimination from the tourney and all future events. We also will record a D.q. win on case by case situation ( if it happens early in the game it will be recorded as a 14 to 0 d.q. win) 7. There MAY be 1 live streams on Twitch, twitch.tv/mort1237...Update we need someone to help us stream games!!! 8. GAMBLING: There's been couple guys who made some side bets last year on H2H pickup games. Money on the wood to make the bet all good. No drama. make your rules clear before the game starts. Max wager is $20. No betting on your own tournament games your playing in. You may wager on live games that your not playing in either (IE MYnameisFlo). 9. We have the right to change the format if needed. 1o. Please mark and label all your equipment. So it isn't lost. 11. A forfeit win will be marked as A14 to 0 win. Obviously if someone gives up when your up 28 to o then it will be counted as 28+ for margin of victory. The maximum differential of victory for any game is 28pts. IF you win 35 to 3 it will marked as a 28 pt win for your differential. 12. The top 12 to 24 records in the Six rounds will square off in single elimination tournament. Each game will be preceded with a manual coin flip. The Loser of the coin toss picks the matchup. Winner of the coin toss gets Team Selection or Controller Preference.The Loser of the coin toss gets what is left over. examples Lou Picks Mia-Philly Morts takes Mia Lou takes P1 or Mort calls Chi-Kc LOu takes P1 and Mort takes CHi --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIGN UP VIA 2 Steps 1st step: email Ss4sonkun@yahoo.com with NAME: NICKNAME: EQUIPMENT: We are in need of more N.E.S systems and tube tv's to handle the format HOMETOWN: PHONE #: 2nd step. payment. Send $2o to ss4sonkun@yahoo.com via paypal , money order (email 4 my mailing address), or In-person assuming your in buffalo area or see us at another tournament or the night before. We have also had problems with people saying they want to play then no show on game day. Refund Policy: No refunds but you can transfer the money to another player who is attending. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  9. 4 points
    WHEN: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 Registration - 10:00am Opening Festivities - 11:00am WHERE: Grandad's Pizza and Pub 4093 Trueman Blvd Hilliard, OH 43026 ENTRY FEE: $20 via PayPal or at the door HOW TO ENTER: Email kevincabarello@yahoo.com Participants (32 max): 1. Kevin C. (KevinCabarello) - Columbus, OH 7 TVs, 4 NES, 4 TSB Carts 2. Phil C. - Columbus, OH 3. Kyle K.- Westerville, OH 1 TV 4. Ryan M. (UltimateWeapon) - N. Ridgeville, OH 5. Matt D. (Ol Dirty Tecmo) - Lebanon, OH 6. James P. (JimSocks13) - Oak Hill, OH 1 TV, 1 NES, 1 TSB Cart 7. Scott V. - Hilliard, OH 8. Jordan W. (Woodshed) - Jackson, OH 9. Kyle M. - Columbus, OH 10. Louis B. (red98sethutht) - Cheekatwaga, NY 11. Travis S. - Columbus, OH 12. 13. 14. 15. TOURNAMENT FORMAT (tentative): First phase: Four, eight-man double-elimination brackets will occur. The top two players in each bracket will go to the Gold Bracket. The eight players that lose their first two games will go to the Bronze Bracket. The other 16 players will go to the Silver Bracket, with their placement in the bracket occurring based on when their second loss happens during the tournament. Gold Bracket: The eight players that make it out of the first phase will be placed in another eight-man, double-elimination bracket with prizes going to the top four players. Silver Bracket: The 16 players that do not either finish in the top two places in their bracket, or do not lose their first two games in their bracket, will go to the Silver Bracket. This will be a single-elimination tournament, with prizes going to the top two players. Bronze Bracket: The eight players that lose their first two matches will be placed in the Bronze Bracket. This will be a single-elimination tournament with the winner receiving prizes. PRIZES: 1st - $300 2nd - $150 3rd - $75 4th - $50 Silver Champion - $75 Silver Runner-up - $25 Bronze Champion - $25 RAFFLE DRAWING: In the afternoon, there will be a raffle drawing for various NFL, Tecmo, and Video game-related prizes available. Prices for the raffle tickets and the prizes available will be made available soon. 100% of the raffle prize money will be allocated towards the tournament winnings. RULES: 1. Team Selection & Coin Toss: A manual coin-flip will precede each game. The coin-flip winner will choose the matchup (i.e. the two teams). The coin-flip loser then selects either (a) one of the two teams or (b) his preferred controller. If the coin-flip loser selects his preferred controller, the coin-flip winner selects a team first. 2. “One Matchup Once” Rule: The coin-flip winner can only select a particular matchup once throughout the entire tournament. For instance, if Player A wins the toss and selects Cardinals-Falcons, Player A cannot call that exact matchup for the rest of the tournament. Player B, however, is free to select that matchup later in the tournament. 3. Customizing Playbooks and Lineup Changes: Customizing playbooks is permissible. You can access your “change” screen (screen where you check player conditions and make substitutions) only twice per half. This helps speed up the games. 4. WR/TE at RB: A WR/TE cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. You can insert a WR or TE into a RB slot for lead blocking purposes, but he cannot carry the football. To further clarify, players such as Ernest Givins, Ricky Sanders, and Andre Rison cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. 5. No Ties/Overtime: No game can end in a tie. If a game is tied when regulation concludes, competitors will proceed to OT. If no one scores in the first OT, a new game will begin and the first competitor to score will be declared the winner. So that one competitor does not start with the ball in each OT period, the kicking team in the first OT will be the receiving team in the new game (i.e. the second OT). 6. Lurching: Lurching is prohibited. If you want to rush with a DL, you must either go outside the offensive tackle or “popcorn” someone on the offensive line. Note that this rule does not apply to LBs. 7. Nintendo Malfunctions: If there is an equipment failure in the first half, games will be replayed from the start. If equipment malfunctions in the 2nd half, only the second half is replayed. In that event, the scores from each half are added together to obtain a final score. If the game was uncompetitive or the equipment malfunctioned due to human error, the tourney organizers reserve the right to declare a winner without replaying any portion of the game. 8. Take care of the bar staff! Previous Results: Tupa Bowl I: 1st - Matt Miller 2nd - Ryan Stewart Tupa Bowl II: 1st - Matt Miller 2nd - Francis Buennagel Silver Winner - Chris Hendershot Bronze Winner - Roger DeVore
  10. 4 points

    Chicago Tecmo meetup

    Winner of the Coin Flip is Player 1 and gets choice of Tier Loser of Coin Flip is Player 2 and choses team first from the Tier Player 1 chose or a lower Tier Player 1 chooses team from Tier originally chosen or a lower tier We are proposing to use this Tier List during any events or tournament we run in the future. It aims to do a few things: - Educate newer players on what teams match up well against each other - Educate newer players on the best offensive and defensive player on each team as well as their most desirable attribute - Creates greater matchup flexibility - Allows players to focus on using favorite teams in each tier - Allows players to practice using a minimum of 10 teams (2 from each tier) to prepare for a tournament. - Gives a quick guide for Field Goal Kicking Range for each team for experienced and newer players alike If you would like me to send you the Tier List file in the original size as a PDF or JPG, please email me at retrosportsgamertom@gmail.com
  11. 4 points
    All signed up. Get the band ready Jimsocks ya tunin' sonofabitch. Maybe I'll drink enough to pick the empty slot in a vending machine again. Shirt size xl Kev. Tupa Time!
  12. 4 points
    Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to make the first NEO Tecmo Meetup a success at the Italian Garden in Mantua, OH! We had 8 competitors so we changed the format where everyone played each other once in the regular season then had a double elimination playoff bracket. The format worked really well and with 4 systems setup, we breezed through the regular season quickly and players enjoyed some delicious food from our gracious host Chris H. (Tecmo Ninja). While we may have been few in number, it was one of the most fun and laid back Tecmo events I have ever attended. Each competitor was guaranteed a minimum of 9 games (7 regular season followed by a double elimination playoff bracket). Everyone there was a Tecmo veteran who had attended at least one previous Tecmo tournament and the competition was fierce (there were very few blowouts, most games were extremely competitive and close) Congrats to Timbone who caught fire in bracket play with CIN and ended up taking first place! We also let anyone interested (including a few spectators) get in on super bowl squares for the Championship game for $5 one of The Italian Garden employees ended up winning $50! Will start giving some thought to our next event and also want to carve out time at that event to discuss who wants to join the NEO Tecmo Meetup Groups Fantasy Football League for the inaugural 2017-2018 season! Here were the seedlings after the regular season and who they initially drafted for the playoff double elimination bracket: If a player won, they could keep their team or switch teams with their opponent. Players who inherited a team after losing were given the opportunity to switch to any other undrafted team. Once a team was defeated and a player switched to another team, their inherited or original team was eliminated from play. Seedings follwoing the regular reason (decided by regular season record, if records were even, head to head results affected seeding, then point differential was taken into account if records were taken into account). 1. Francis B. - CHI 2. TK - KC 3. Jimmy N. - RAI 4. Timbone - CIN 5. Chris H. - MIA 6. Ryan M. - PHI 7. Louis B. - RAMS 8. Jon R. - SD Round 1 - No Loss Bracket 1. Francis B. (CHI) def 8. Jon R (SD) - Francis kept CHI, Jon. R opted to switch to DET (SD off the board) 7. Louis B. (RAMS) def 2. TK (KC) - Louis stole KC, TK opted to switch to PIT (RAMS off the board) 6. Ryan M. Def 3. Jimmy N. (RAI) - Ryan stole RAI, Jimmy took PHI 4. Timbone (CIN) def 5. Chris H. (MIA) - Timbone kept CIN, Chris opted to switch to MIN (MIA off the board) Round 2 - No Loss Bracket 4. Timbone (CIN) def 1. Francis B. (CHI) - Timbone kept CIN, Mort kept CHI 6. Ryan M. (RAI) def 7. Louis B. (KC) - Ryan kept RAI, Louis kept KC Round 2 - 1 Loss Bracket 2. TK (PIT) def 8. Jon R. (DET) - TK kept PIT, Jon R. Eliminated after 2nd loss 3. Jimmy (PHI) def Chris H. (MIN) - Jimmy kept PHI, Chris H. Eliminated after 2nd loss Round 3 - No Loss Bracket 4. Timbone (CIN) def 6. Ryan M. (RAI) - Timbone kept CIN, Ryan kept RAI Round 3 - 1 Loss Bracket 7. Louis (KC) def 2. TK (PIT) - Louis kept KC, TK eliminated after 2nd loss 1. Francis (CHI) def 3. Jimmy (PHI) - Francis kept CHI, Jimmy eliminated after 2nd loss Round 4 - 1 Loss Bracket 7. Louis (KC) def 1. Francis B. (CHI) - Louis stole CHI, Francis eliminated after 2nd loss Round 5 - 1 Loss Bracket 6. Ryan (RAI) def 7. Louis (CHI) - Ryan stole CHI, Louis eliminated after 2nd loss Round 6 6. Ryan (CHI) def Timbone (CIN) - Ryan kept CHI, Timbone kept CIN (1st loss) Round 7 3. Timbone (CIN) def Ryan (CHi) - Timbone 1st place - $120, Ryan eliminated after 2nd loss, 2nd place $40
  13. 4 points
    I dropped my party horn in excitement.
  14. 4 points
    @Beef Juice know's where to be when a camera is around.... Great pic!
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    Story of nesticle

    nesticle was the first emulator I ever used. it is also the reason I started hacking TSB - the "real-time tile-editing" feature was awesome and as far as I know the only emu that allows it. plus it was just a cool emu - had that raw power appeal, and ran on about anything. note - according to the article, the NESticle dude went to the same high school as my wife (and a couple of long-lost old friends) and was there around the same time they were.
  16. 4 points
    It looks like my cousin is getting married that saturday. So me and mort may be in town that weekend. So the tourney being sunday may be perfect. I'll always wanted to tecmo up in Pac12 Conference.
  17. 4 points
    Baron von Lector

    RBI Baseball 3 - 2017 (NES)

    View File R.B.I. Baseball 3 - 2017 The second release in the MLB17 series is finally here. This is the 2017 edition of the NES classic, R.B.I. Baseball 3. All 30 teams are represented here with rosters and starting lineups closely representing the ones used on Opening Day. I say "closely" because I took the liberties of juggling some of the lineups, due to a player being injured who would typically be in the starting lineup (i.e. Adrian Beltre, Didi Gregorious, and Steve Cishek). The third release in my MLB17 series, Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball 2017, will be released in the next 30 days (earlier if you're a Patreon.com/BaronGaming member). Submitter Baron von Lector Submitted 04/28/2017 Category RBI Baseball  
  18. 4 points
    I was able to clean some of the graphic bugs up. Will work this weekend to fix the rest. It will be done...
  19. 4 points
    This is the first of several articles on Tecmo101 which will show how the player ratings can be used to dictate strategy. This involves but is not limited to play selection, defender selection, matchups, offense, defense, special teams and techniques. These articles are in depth and involve a lot of aspects of game play that has been previously mentioned or has not been mentioned. At the same time it is important to keep in mind Tecmo is a game of luck. Basically these articles help you put the odds in your favors. The ratings in many cases result in probability calculations. At the same time it is important to remember that not all gambles will work. There is always the chance of a very negative result. Yet hopefully these articles will show you how to minimize that. The Basic Concept In the game of Tecmo Super Bowl most defenders are below average. This flaw includes the defensive back position which has many slow defensive backs. Our goal is to exploit those slow defensive backs with faster receivers. Therefore we can risk throwing into coverage as the coverage may not be there when the ball arrives to the receiver. Keep in mind that probability determines the results of a pass. You do not need to know the exact equation. You do need to know that an open reciever has good odds of catching the ball. Those odds get better as QB PC, receiver rec and receiver MS come into play. Also lets note that there are only two outcomes. Catch or drop. If the defender is in coverage there is a third option. Interception. DB int is important as a risk factor. Yet our goal is to have our receiver open when the ball arrives. At the same time when the ball is snapped we want the receiver to be covered by a drone in man to man coverage. We do not want the manned defender anywhere near the mismatch. Plays Now for a lot of you reading this I am sure it is still confusing. For now keep in mind that we have a mismatch in the favor of the offense. I prefer to throw deep routes to WR 1 on the top of the screen. I get better results with wr1 and it fits my playbooks better. At the same time this can be done with the bottom WR. Now I am going to list several pass plays with a deep route for wr1 at the top of the screen. Pass 1 pro t screen l, play action, R and S Flare C Pass 2 pro t flare D (the deep route can turn on an angle into the field nor does it have to go all the way down the field.) Pass 3 Pro T Flare C and Shotgun X drive Pass 4 R and S Y up, Shotgun Z s in. (x out and fly often curves out of bounds so do not use.) First Matchup Min vs Det DB 1 Leroy Irvin 25 ms(38 int), DB 3 Bennie Blades 38 ms (44 int) vs Anthony Carter 56 ms (QB pc 44) Min vs Det is my favorite matchup call and this concept is part of why its my ace in the hole. The important thing to keep in mind that the risk of an int is higher against Blades. Yet at the same time both of these defensive backs are out matched by my WR. In many matchups one defender will be bad and the other defensive back will be good. At the snap you have to find out who is covering your WR1 as soon as possible. What we are looking for Now several other factors are important. You want the human defender to guess pass. You want your top WR1 in man to man coverage with the weak drone at CB1. If there is another deep route you need it to be covered by a drone as well. Hopefully there will be someone wide open on a short route. These are critical factors to distract the human defender. At this point one of two things will happen. On the screen your WR will beat his DB1 and you can throw a pass on a diagonal to him when you see the WR running past the defensive back. At times it will almost look like the DB is hunched over or standing still. Regardless now you have a wide open wr that your opponent thought was covered. Throw it now and its just a matter off that diagonal pass connecting. Keep in mind that if you throw it over the top there is a good chance the DB will just jump and deflect the ball. The risk though that since this is on the screen there is a chance that manned defender is watching for this and will move back to cover you. With this type of mismatch this is not what I am looking for. Despite how bad the mismatch is not every time Irvin covers Carter will Carter beat him on the screen. Which is good because I want Carter to run past Irvin off the screen. Through experiment I know that on each route the receiver will outrun the drone only one time if at all. It will either happen on the screen or off the screen. Therefore if Carter and Irvin run neck and neck on the screen I know there is a good chance Irvin will be smoked off the screen. Cross Diagonal Throw This is what I call this type of pass in practice. Keep in mind that just because my wr is open does not mean I can throw him the ball on a straight line. The odds are good that pass will be deflected. Nor can I wait too long. The defensive back might catch up with Carter later on. Also with Wade Wilson’s low PS the longer I wait the more chance I risk the ball being deflected by a jumping DB. I want to throw the ball about 30 to 50 yards down the field. At the same time I need to get the diagonal so I have to throw from the bottom of the field. Lets go back to the play. Remember Carter and Irvin are neck and neck on the screen. I scramble down and outside the pocket moving towards the line of scrimmage. I need to be as close as I can get from down there. At the same time the human defender is covering a short route and accounting for my scramble. This all happens in about five seconds. Carter now goes off the screen and is one on one with Irvin. All I do now is move the QB in the direction of Carter, switch to him if I am not already on him and then throw the ball to him while moving on an angle towards him. Now if there is a good throw I got good chances that Carter pulled ahead in the black screen. On this angle the drone is out of the picture. Meaning most likely the pass will either be caught, often diving or fall incomplete. Often diving. Getting it to Work Its not going to work every time. Yet there are other factors that can increase the odds. Higher pass control, higher MS and RS of the wr are key factors. Conditioning is a big factor. I find often that a WR in Good or excellent or one with high RS has a few more steps to grab the ball. I personally use this in a CHI vs KC matchup. Neal Anderson destroys the KC DB 3 and is often open deep due to his 50 RS. Higher pass speed helps if that qb has a good pc number. Marino can be deadly accurate at times. Say in a Mia vs Cin. Then of course if nothing else works it does help that often misses result in incomplete passes. The most important factor is practice. The more work you get at somethingthe better it will become for you. Teams with weak DB1 or DB3 KC, DEN, Det, Phi, PHX, NYJ, CLE, IND, NO, ATL, RAMS Its important to keep in mind for this to work you have to know which player, db1 or db3 is the slow one. Video Example 1: Fast Forward to 1:22 to see a real time example. >http://youtu.be/UqH9rfW8SJY Of course later in that game I went for it again and it failed. Its not without risk. Yet the reward of an easy touchdown pass or forcing the manned defender to watch deep routes can force openings in the pass defense. View the full article
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    Story of nesticle

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    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Was there really any other option?
  24. 3 points
    OL' Dirty Tecmo

    HSTL Waiting List

    Discord: OL' Dirty Tecmo Email: diazmjd@gmail.com Availability: Afternoons until 4pm and after 8pm EST. Weekends are hit or miss. Can you host?: Yes List 4 Team Preferences: Whatever / CIN (I guess) What's your location/timezone?: EST Why do you want to join HSTL?: I miss making fun of everyone. I hate trying to track down opponents but will make an excepshun here. I'm in no other leagues. I play in the nude. I think we should put up $5 a season into PayPal. And @regulator088 will be slow getting his games in so I know I probably won't have to wait long. =P I started this fucking thread.
  25. 3 points
    Landing some pretty cool raffle items for the David Fulcher Foundation! ALL proceeds from these items go to a cure and awareness of multiple sclerosis (list updated): - 2 Reds-Marlins tickets, Sunday, July 23 at 1:10 p.m. - 2 Reds-Cardinals tickets, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:10 p.m. - 2 Reds-Cardinals tickets, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:10 p.m. - Hard copy of 25th Anniversary of Tecmo Super Bowl - Yuengling Items TBD - David Fulcher memorabilia - 2 tickets to an FC Cincinnati regular season soccer match of your choice
  26. 3 points
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    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

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    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    The decline in coverage revenue forcing the layoffs is in direct correlation to the stunted growth in US pro sports casual fans. Worst yet, is that I agree with opinions on this forum that the hardcore fan is being turned off by the tactics put in place to capture more moderate fans. Moderate fan conversion into hardcore fan, clearly, is not processing as quickly as the coverage expansion itself on the multiple sports networks. I think this is a sign that US sports coverage, for this generation, has nearly maxed out for the available audiences (casual and hardcore). Coverage segmentation is further inhibiting growth because no single network has taken a vastly different approach to coverage. All of the Networks basically run the same programming, but with different production budgets. Part of me truly believes "sports coverage" has nearly reached as far as it can in the context of the current US market, as all growth is dependent on ad revenue. If not this year, by next year, I expect the % of growth in the asking price on Super Bowl commercial spots to decline, if they continue with the same amount of commercials as they have recently. ^ This is part of the reason why I think Goodell and his stooges are talking about decreasing the amount of commercials during a game. 1. They appease the casual (and hardcore, but mainly casual) fans who are tired of 20 minutes of commercials every hour. 2. They can continue raising the costs of buying a commercial for their programming at a steady percentage, so they can report on a growth number that will appease the leadership, but hide the fact that viewership is down, and advertisers beginning to grumble about the return value of buying ad space for NFL programming. Either way, in the next 5 - 10 years, I project the slow but steady decline in the growth of sports popularity in this country. Sports will always be popular, but the NFL for instance, has been banking on a percentage level of dynamic growth in their year-end ad revenue. That dynamic growth is about to take a significant hit, in my estimation.
  30. 3 points

    Worst Possible Playbook

    Back then I was actually running the run 4 reverse but the one in run 3 is a better play, especially with the rest of the motion runs in there. But it sucks having to go without the standard run 3; worth it if you have a fast wr (63+) and a slower RB (44 or maybe even 50). Getting yards / scoring TDs with the reverse is great for laughs! I had a blast gaining Sam Graddy in WTF Retro by racking up the rushing yards.
  31. 3 points

    Newb question

    There's probably a season going and they are injured. Go to season mode and reset the season and u should be good to go.
  32. 3 points

    usb controller issue

    The Nesbox Windows app only supports 360 controllers. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/universal-emulator/9nblggh52579 Grab Nestopia right here on our site:
  33. 2 points
    A thought..... I would attend if I wasn't already going to Tecmo Dallas. We should all do better to not schedule multiple tournies on the same day.
  34. 2 points

    Turn off injuries in SKP mode

    This is untested but I'm pretty sure this should do the trick.... @TheRaja @Tundrayeti311 SET (0x17AD6, 0xEAEAEA) SET (0x17CB0, 0xEAEAEA) SET (0x17DCD, 0xEAEAEA) @SBlueman you can add this to the list if its verified to work.
  35. 2 points

    No overtime in SKP mode

    Unverified this will force all skp games to end in a tie if the score is tied at the end of regulation @fgqb#19nyj SET (0x17F34, 0xEAEA)
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    HSTL Waiting List

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    Best GIFs

  38. 2 points

    NHL General Discussion Mega Thread

    ESPN can eat my dick. They dropped hockey back in 2005, which is when I dropped them. Their NHL coverage is a joke and their staff continuously reaches out to NHL media and fans on twitter for permission to use their material on their site - to which hockey media and fans always tell them to "take a hike". I'd say most NHL fans share my sentiments above. Popularity has never meant anything to me. If I wanted to like the most popular things in America I'd drink Budweiser and listen pop music.
  39. 2 points

    Chicago Tecmo meetup

    We are all set for Tuesday! I just got back from Michael Anthony's and they have outlets galore in the back room. Between Mort and I, we have 5 TVs and 3 Nintendo Systems with Tecmo Super Bowl. I will set up one TV with 4 player NBA Jam on the Sega Genesis. Joseph, if you want to bring your TV with NBA Hangtime there is definitely room for it. For anyone else if we could get one more Nintendo there with Tecmo Super Bowl, that would be great (So we can have 4 TVs set up with TSB). I plan on streaming Mort attempting to run the gauntlet during the $50 challenge on my YouTube Channel: The Retro Sports Gamer. I am inviting quite a few locals to come out to see if we can get them interested in playing in Tecmo Super Bowl tournaments. I am going to give 3-4 inexperienced locals a crack at Mort before having Joseph, Rico, Flo play him. I will put you guys in order to play him based on who shows up to the event first. We will be using our new tier list for the games and will reveal the nice visual we created at the event. I will print out some additional tier lists for whoever wants to take one with them. I'll see you all there. Invite whoever you'd like. Let me know if you have any questions.
  40. 2 points
    Once garbage, always garbage. @averagetsbplayer vs @bruddog Tecmo XIII recap by Chris Vogt is live! Read --> http://tecmomadison.com/tecmo-madison-xiii-sees-newfound-success-champion/
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    Hey guys looking forward to a good time! So just some venue information: I'll be here around 10 am setting up / reaping tecmo souls. I don't serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own. I have a refrigerator to keep it cold. Food is open if you want to buy stuff or you can bring whatever you want as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone on saturday!
  42. 2 points
    Glad to see you are doing this again Kevin! Missed last year but heard it was awesome. Really enjoyed Tupa Bowl I and just signed up and paid via PayPal. Shirt Size XL please
  43. 2 points
    Post-tournament Dirty Frank's and 16-bit Arcade last year was awesome. Maybe we'll make it Tatoheads and Old North Arcade this year. Dawn rules.
  44. 2 points

    Chicago Tecmo meetup

    I just took a look at the Tomczak Bowl's Tier List. It is similar without the intersecting teams and allows for more matchup flexibility. I want reveal the visual at the meet up. Mort and I will most likely do a video this next week explaining the tier list in more detail. I will post it in this thread.
  45. 2 points
    Dawn and I are gonna make a weekend of this. She said she had a lot of fun last year. She's weird.
  46. 2 points
    I wish we had a July tourney... September is too far off.
  47. 2 points

    Random Thoughts

    so the "march for science"....have some random thoughts....1st my quick background - I have BS and MS in electrical engineering. I have had more math and applied physics classes than anyone I know. I make a living being a scientist, working with radiography stuff. I will say that I know only the basics of biology, basically cells and chemistry, and some radiation stuff. but I have not memorized tons of shit (nomenclature) regarding biology. anyways, here goes: biology (science) says life begins at conception. biology (science) says what gender a person is. these two things are facts, scientifically verifiable and undisputed. however, current culture says we are supposed to IGNORE SCIENCE on these points, right? for these two things, regarding life and gender, our personal BELIEFS trump science. however, things that science is unable to prove or verify, things like the beginnings of the universe and/or life (evolution) - and possibly its end ("climate change") are supposed to not be questioned and taken as some kind of fact. how can a country like ours be so hypocritical regarding science? we are supposed to ignore scientific facts on one hand, and on the other hand, we are supposed to take some leap of faith regarding scientific theories and hypothesis. I hope this does not get too political, but I am talking about science, culture, and hypocrisy.
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    Chicago Tecmo meetup

    We might have to do NBA jam too at these.
  50. 2 points
    All players get a free beer or equivalent credit towards food on me if your not drinking or can't handle your liquor well.