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In a 'better late than never' release, the 13th annual Tecmbowl.org Tecmo Super Bowl edition appears for the first time as a post-season release. While the rom itself features the typical OG-type ratings you've come to expect, some changes of note have been in updating the graphics and addressing a fairly unnoticed but longstanding issue.
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There are a few complex helmets that have their own design pattern like the Bengals and the Rams. When the Jaguars came out with their gradient style helmet, the Rams pattern was repurposed for the Jags and the Rams helmet was drawn with the constraints used for most helmets. As you can see that while the 2005 version of the Rams' helmet does a good job of representing the helmet, it's at the cost of reducing the size of the Rams' horn.
With the Rams unveiling a new helmet and with the Jaguars dropping the gradient back in 2018, this offseason proved to be an opportune time to revert the special design pattern back to the Rams.
What you'll find is a design that attempts to mimic the symmetrical half circle curve of today's Ram helmet while expanding back out towards the edges.
One other longstanding yet seemingly unnoticed issue was the trivial detail of individual player positions not being remapped. For example, the 2020 Jaguars were updated to have a starting lineup that had 1 RB and 3 WRs. However, if you drilled down into individual players you'd find that it would pull up positions that didn't match. Thus, WR Dede Westbrook appears as a RB. This year the players are mapped correctly.
Look for the 14th release of this rom to once again be released in the preseason a few days before the first Thursday kickoff.
Over a period of years I managed to reverse engineer the entire Tecmo Super Bowl game into 6502 assembly source code with every piece of code documented and every variable labeled. There was a potential project in the works with said code but that project looks all but dead now. Because of that I am targeting the 30 year anniversary of TSB as the date I will publicly post all of the reverse engineered source code.
The classic NES sports title, updated just in time for the Super Bowl! Enjoy this version with the following features:
Playbooks Edited – Plays Moved To Different Slots, Edited Running Plays, Removed ‘bad’ plays Up to 35 Hacks Added To Hardtype Versions (30 hacks in Vanilla version) Defensive players are setup for either 3-4, 4-3 Or Nickel Defenses (RILB is the nickel back) Team Uniforms Edited So Home Team Plays In Primary Uniform (NFC West Glitch And Divisional Matchups Limits This Feature) Sim Code updated for more accurate team results
Starting Date/Time: Noon EST, Saturday July 18th, 2020
Ending Date/Time: Noon EST Sunday July 19th, 2020
Benefit: David Fulcher Foundation - https://Gofundme.com/Fulcher
With Covid-19 hitting the US in 2020, annual Tecmo Super Bowl tournaments around the country have cancelled, which included the 13th annual Midwest Tecmo tourney. However, tourney founder Chris Vogt wasn't content to just wait until 2021 and audibled to an online 24 hour broadcast to continue to benefit former Cincinnati Bengal and Tecmo Great David Fulcher Foundation's fight against multiple sclerosis.
The interactive event will feature several scheduled blocks of loosely defined types of game play to expect as well as ample time for the audience to dictate the play. You won't want to miss the All Day Fulcher block featuring a rom where ever player except for the quarterback is David Fulcher. Be sure to check back in throughout the tournament as this thing is bound to have lots of twists and turns.
Once again you can donate to the David Fulcher Foundation here: https://Gofundme.com/Fulcher
Team rosters accurate as of 6/28/20!
The classic NES sports title, updated for the upcoming 2020 NFL season! Enjoy this version with the following features:
Players Rated Using Tecmo Super Bowl's Original Player Rankings Playbooks Edited - Plays Moved To Different Slots, Edited Running Plays, Removed 'bad' plays 44 Hacks Added To Hardtype Versions (26 hacks in Vanilla version) Teams Line Up In Either 3-4, 4-3 Or Nickel Defenses Team Uniforms Edited So Home Team Plays In Primary Uniform (NFC West Glitch And Divisional Matchups Limits This Feature)
This is a post-draft edition. Most of the team rosters are accurate with the exception being uniform numbers on the Jets and Patriots. For now free agents are wearing their former numbers and rookies are using their rookie numbers. Keep an eye out for updates and I'd love to get member feedback so let me know what you think!
You will find the .ips patches used in this edit along with the set commands used in attached files. You can edit the Vanilla version with TSB Tool. If you want to edit the Hardtype version you are ok to do so with TSB Tool with the exception of the NFC West teams. Editing the NFC West teams will require you to download and edit the Vanilla version, then re-apply the .ips patches and hardtype set commands. Editing the NFC West teams can cause the game not to run correctly. Make sure to backup your files before making any changes!