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Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 Presented by TecmoBowl.org
Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 26 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2018. This site's 11th yearly iteration updates Tecmo's NES classic with up-to-date rosters, graphics, schedules and play books for all 32 NFL squads. Additionally, you can now check the defensive conditions of your players.
Playable on multiple platforms and operating systems via NES emulation software, Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices.
Will offenses fear JJ Watt like they feared Bruce Smith? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Aaron Rodgers or Dan Marino? Will Ezekiel Elliott live up to the hype? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 will make legends for the next 26 years.
Tecmo Super Bowl 2017
Table of Contents
A. How This Works
B. How To Play - PC/Mac
C. How to Play Online - Windows
D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Notes
E. Known Issues
A. How This Works
If you're new to emulation:
ROM = Game or Cartridge (.nes file)
Emulator = NES System
B. How To Play - PC/Mac
Download Nestopia for your platform and also the .nes ROM - Windows | Mac
From Nestopia, File > Open and find your .nes ROM.
C. How to Play Online - Windows
Setup for online play using our guide - http://tecmobowl.org/topic/53066-guide-get-started-playing-tsb-online-for-dummies/. We then recommend starting out at the TPC - http://www.tecmoplayers.com.
Most TPC players use the original Tecmo Super Bowl ROM, but you might be able to find some people playing TSB 2016. Remember that the versions of the game must be exactly the same or you will not be able to connect.
If you’re looking for an online league, we recommend TecmoBowl.org's Online Tecmo Leagues.
D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 notes
Check Defense condition - In the same location as the time out menu there is now a "CHECK DEF" option which lets you scroll left and right through your players
4-3 defenses removed - Everyone is back to the classic 3-4
Rosters current as of 9/5/17
Adjustable quarter length
Playbook editing in-game
Player 2 attributes now display correctly
Pass Control determines if a pass will be completed. Passing Accuracy determines if the ball will be on target.
E. Known Issues
You can't edit the player names for the NFC West teams using publicly released emulators.
This rom may not work on some emulators. Sorry.
Graphics - Keithisgood | @keithisgood
Rosters/Attributes/Sim - @Knobbe (Assist davefmurray)
Rom - @bruddog
Promo - davefmurray | @davefmurray
QA/Rom Merge/Project Coordinator - @Knobbe | @tecmogodfather
Jstout, Bruddog, Cxrom, Bad-Al & Buck for the hacking knowledge and tools.
Members of TecmoBowl.org for helping beta test and for making this all worthwhile.
Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 by TecmoBowl.org is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://tecmobowl.org/.
Other 2018 Versions to try:
@Tecmonster: Tecmonster's Tecmo Super Bowl 2018
@gojiphen malor Goji's Tecmo Super Bowl NFL 2018
@SBlueman SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 - Preseason Edition
TecmoBowl.org Official Yearly ROMs
Tecmo Madison XIII Powered by Hyperkin
By Chris Vogt
MADISON, Wisc. — New director. New venue. Same result.
In its inaugural year under fresh management, Tecmo Madison XIII on April 8, 2017, provided its usual spectacle of 8-bit magic. Amidst the shoulder-to-shoulder spectator crowd in a packed High Noon Saloon, joeygats (Joseph Chiltowsky) marched through a gauntlet of 292 competitors — including Regulator (Kyle Miller) in the finale — to capture his second Tecmo Super Bowl world championship title in a row.
Joeygats (left) & Regulator - Tecmo XIII Finalists
BY THE NUMBERS
Competitors: 292 Attendees: 753 Live Stream Viewers: 161,076 -- Twitch: 74,551 - Facebook Live: 86,525
"Tecmo Madison XIII was a success in every measurable way: from the size of the crowd, quality of the playing field, record number of spectators, unbelievable live stream size, awesome attitudes all around and our amazing title sponsor, Hyperkin.," said director and Florida native Dave Murray, who took over Tecmo Madison from tournament creators Josh and Chet Holzbauer.
"We knew taking over from the kings of Madison in Josh and Chet that there was a risk of a drop-off in the participation of folks who felt this was the death of an era, but the response to keeping it alive was humbling and heartwarming," Murray added. "We knew this community had a love for the game and the tournament that could keep this thing going and our record-breaking registrations and wait list attest to that.
"It was a gamble on our part, but the community gambled with us and it all worked out great." Tecmo Madison grew to a record number of participants across the two-day event at approximately 750 and a record number of live stream viewers at 150,000-plus.
Having major sponsors in Hyperkin and Koei Tecmo helped solidify the event as a major tournament in the esports growing scene. "The event blew away every metric we projected," Murray said, noting how successful the Friday Night Retro gig was the evening before that consisted of an NBA Jam and NHL 95 tournament. "Obviously with all of these people coming in from all over, they were happy to have an opportunity to hang out and play an additional day and that was really great to see," Murray added.
"Making this a multi-day event is something that we'll definitely be continuing in future tournaments. "The venue was fantastic," Murray explained of High Noon Saloon, a two-tier tavern with ample viewing spots. "Having everyone in the same room really ramped up the excitement, and the balcony provided a great vantage point for spectators."
Murray said while the venue provided an ideal spot to host the weekend-long event, fitting the 750 attendees comfortably throughout the two days became a noticeable concern. "Josh and Chet had it dialed in after having it at the Badger Bowl for consecutive years, so there were, of course, expected hiccups in taking over and moving it — notably space," Murray explained. "But, again, the community was incredible to deal with some tight quarters for opening rounds and it was amazing how many stuck around."
Tecmo Madison XIII
LEADING UP TO THE BIG DANCE
The road to making Tecmo Madison XIII possible consisted of leaps and bounds — an entire year of planning, plotting, traveling, and gathering 70+ CRT televisions. There were months of development on a new website that included a backend scoring system and real-time brackets and stats as the tournament was taking place — a Tecmo Madison first.
There were months of courting potential sponsors to provide additional prizing opportunities (like a meet and greet with Bo Jackson in Chicago) and to help defer some of the additional costs of moving to a new venue. Hyperkin supported the event in many ways, especially by providing the system hardware. Tecmo Madison used the Hyperkin RetroN 1 system throughout the day. This helped alleviate a big technical hiccup the event typically experienced -- having to find, tune and rebuild old Nintendo Entertainment Systems, which were released in 1985. "Hyperkin saved the day in a lot of ways. We wanted to make a big leap this year with our tournament. To do that, we needed to double the amount of hardware in use. Without Hyperkin's RetroN 1 support, 292 players don't happen," states Murray.
There were months of creating marketing assets and deploying them to build the live stream audience to give a larger platform to our players and let the online Tecmo community see what our players are up to.
"First and foremost, Josh and Chet built this thing, so this couldn't have happened without them having started this crazy tournament and then being willing to let some guys from Florida take it over," Murray said. "What made it a success was a ton of hard work, and then a very willing community to join us. It took a game that still resonates to even get sponsors to answer our calls. "It took the faith of the venue who had never even heard of video game competitions."
COMPETITION OUT THE SEAMS
For Chiltowsky, also known as JoeyGats, to win back to back Tecmo Super Bowl world championship titles is a lightning-strike situation, Murray stated. But what's even more striking? Chet Holzbauer did it in 2012 and 2013. "The competition at Madison this year was fierce," Murray said "All-time high? That is tough to say. We are missing some heavyweights these days, but I think our field is keeping pace with being the biggest and hardest tournament there is."
"There is always room for more top players," Murray added. "Any given Sunday, as they say." While Chiltowsky was deemed as a favorite to go far at Tecmo Madison XIII, the thought of him not losing a single game was logistically doubtful. Chiltowsky, now, has not lost a single Tecmo Madison game in two years.
Joeygats (right) - Tecmo Madison XIII Champion[/caption]
"A lot of those in the know rolled their eyes collectively when people knew I had JoeyGats winning it all again," Murray said. "Having a front row seat to him killing everyone last year, it was not unrealistic for him to do it again in my opinion." "But then watching Regulator (Kyle Miller) at our Tundra Bowl IV qualifier in Green Bay, I figured we would have a Gats/Regulator final and was thinking Regulator would win," Murray added. "JoeyGats going undefeated twice is something I don’t think will ever happen again," Murray continued. "Back to back undefeated runs in any sport is beyond statistical measure. He has been hit with Tecmo lightning twice at this point." Miller credited Chiltowsky on his performance. "That run was sick," Miller said. "That's why he's the best. Only the best can overcome the different hands Tecmo deals you. The best can overcome bad luck. That's why he wins. "I plan on changing this, of course," Miller poked. Chiltowsky played in a 2016 title rematch with Aaron "The Kid" Toner, and he went through Rico Rieck, Louis Buennagel and Matt Vogt to eventually get to Kyle Miller in the title game. "The whole thing was incredible," Chiltowsky said. "I still can't believe I came out on top with that field, especially since leading up to it I was getting demolished in practice hotel games prior and just not playing good." While this year didn’t have a Cinderella like last year in Aaron Toner reaching the finals against Chiltowsky, budding Tecmoers such as Russel Sloan (Neerrm), Isaac Wright (DisastaMasta) and Jim Persins (JimSocks) took progressions in their top-8 placements. "Having Neerrm place third was great for the community," Murray said. "He is such a big part of the online Tecmo scene and retrogaming, that it was fun to seem him take the world’s best to the ropes." Added Murray: "There is always room for the next 'The Kid' (Toner) to knock off Mort and Regulator. Surprises will always happen and are always welcome."
TAKING A MEMORABLE NOTE
Those who typically stick around to soak up the entire tournament experience are there for the memories made. And that's no exception for Kyle Miller. "I loved the vibe," Miller said. "While it was a little crowded at first, the outdoor patio area was a great spot for socializing. I did more talking this year to new and old friends than any other." Murray concurred. "All these people who rarely see each other come together and pick right up where they left off and that is awesome," Murray said. "Also seeing new players get welcomed in, watching them make connections and friendships that they'll take with them after the tournament. "Seeing the community embrace the idea of Josh and Chet passing the torch to a new generation running the tournament, yet still agreeing to be a part of it is priceless." Chiltowsky said he wants to continue to be a part of Tecmo Madison. "Even though it causes me so much stress and I get super ill the night before, I'll keep playing, absolutely," Chiltowsky explained. "Because not all stress is bad stress. Plus, I get to spend time with a lot of people I consider good friends." Chiltowsky credits some of those fellow Tecmoers for his success the last two tournaments. "Dave (Murray) is the reason any of my Madison wins are even possible. Without him I wouldn't have made it these last two years," Chiltowsky said. "I owe Dave all the thanks in the world, along with Mort (Francis Buennagel), Lou (Louis Buennagel) and my main key to winning, Hank the Tank (Hank De Wild). "Winning Madison really changed my life and I couldn't have done any of it without the support of the community," Chiltowsky added.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR TECMO MADISON?
Tecmo Madison XIII is only the beginning. "We never want to lose sight of the tight-knit origins of the Madison event," Murray said. "But due to the great work of Josh and Chet this is now the de facto world championships. As such we have more and more people wanting to participate, and we will continue to grow responsibly to address that demand. "That growth might be via multiple events across other states, or with growing the overall size of the Madison event," Murray stated. Tecmo Madison has an event lined up in Dallas in August. "If there is Tecmo in Madison, I will come," said Miller, who will be traveling with Chiltowski to a Tecmo Madison satellite tournament in Dallas. "It's a once a year commitment and one hell of a time. "Where else in the world can you drink, socialize and play a video game all day?" Miller added. "I pray for many more strong years to come." While High Noon Saloon allowed tournament organizers to have participants in one room, which was the goal Murray said, it made for some cramped quarters in the first round. "A larger venue is definitely in our future," he said. Seeding and bracketing with nearly 30-percent of players being first-timers also highlighted some challenges. "We are already working to improve bracketing so that the pace of the tournament can speed up," Murray said. "On that same note, with a brand new scorekeeping system we were slowed down slightly, but that was its maiden voyage. Next year, it will work to its full potential with trained scorekeepers." But according to Miller, it's not about the score. "Playing at live Tecmo tournaments never gets old. I love talking to guys about life and Tecmo," Miller said. "Though if Tecmo was an esport, I would have a new full-time job. I'm glad companies like Hyperkin are involved now. Hopefully, they will start sponsoring us players. I would love a Regulator jersey!" On Murray's watch, that's not out of the question.
Twitch stats - taken from SocialBlade.com[/caption] Facebook Live
We are working on some new, awesome extensions for Tecmo and Tecmo Madison. We are going to start a tournament series, including qualifiers and a last chance event, that leads up and builds to Tecmo Madison -- The Road To Tecmo Madison.
Overall, there will be 5 tournaments - 3 qualifiers that will be coined "Majors", 1 Last Chance event and the main event, Tecmo Madison.
Each of the majors will contribute to a new point and seeding system for Tecmo tournaments. Players who finish in the top 4 of each major will get a guaranteed Top 6 region seed at Madison. Major winners will get an even better seeding, with preferred placement into regions.
The points system will be assigned to all tournaments that adhere to a few standard rules and formats. Those are: They must use the basic rules from Tecmo Madison (http://tecmomadison.com/rules), they must have more than 24 people, they must submit the scores to TecmoMadison.com using the proper format, and the final portion of the tournament must be a seeded bracket, single or double elimination.
The points system is as follows:
Once your tournament has been posted on TecmoBowl.org and pinned, the Tecmo Madison committee will read through and reach out to let you know if your tournament will be part of The Road To Tecmo Madison.
We will announce all the tournament majors in the coming weeks here on TecmoBowl.org.
Players: We will keep track of your points and they will be posted on your TecmoMadison.com profile as we build them out. More on this later.
Organizers: There will be further benefits to being part of the series and we will make a separate post laying out that information for you.
Good luck and godspeed during this Tecmo Bowl season.
View File SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2019 - Final Edition
The classic NES sports title, updated for the centennial 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 38 Hacks Added To Hardtype Versions (21 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)
And so many more.....thank you for all the contributions you all have made to this community. Each of you and more had a hand in helping get this project going. Some of you haven't been seen on this site in a while but your insights, notes and comments have gone a long way in fueling this hobby.
Four Versions Available:
#1 - Vanilla
#2 - Hardtype
#3 - Hardtype + P2 As Road Team
#4 - Hardtype + P2 As Road Team + Push/Pull Hack
Our yearly Super Bowl prediction video using TSB 2020 with rosters updated to reflect the end of the year. The 49ers make their first appearance since their beat down of San Diego back in 1995. The Chiefs finally find their way back to the Super Bowl, 50 years after winning Super Bowl 4 over the Vikings in the last hurrah of the old AFL.
View File Tecmonster's Tecmo Super Bowl 2020
The game is now available and so is the 7th annual "Preview Magazine" to the game. Madden ratings were used once again to rate every player. Here's a list of hacks and hack authors used to help create this:
-- 32-team expansion rom (cx_rom, Maynard, Knobbe, others)
-- helmets, field colors (keithisgood)
-- COM looks for open receivers (jstout)
-- COM Ultra Logic to play better defense (jstout)
-- moving & dynamic grapples (bruddog)
-- MAN vs. MAN popcorning (jstout)
-- sort receiving leaders by yards (jstout)
-- more accurate attribute labels, like “Acceleration” (Tecmonster)
-- kicking arrow speed & range to make FG’s easier (Tecmonster)
-- COM minimum kickoff distance (bruddog)
-- increase kickoff ball speed (maynard, bodom)
-- increase shotgun snap speed (jstout)
-- tougher to block FG’s by adding personal protectors (Tecmonster)
-- increase QB fumble rate (jstout)
-- decrease diving animation time slightly (xplozv)
-- decrease handoff animation time (xplozv)
-- COM “juice” edited (by Tecmonster)
-- PA affects “catchability/interceptability” of the pass (jstout)
-- set kick returner farther back (bodom)
-- Ball Control ratios edited so BC means more (by Tecmonster)
-- static schedules from week to week (bruddog)
-- Quickness changed to Coverage (jstout)
-- kick returners use their actual attributes (konforce, jstout)
-- stats screen at halftime (xplozv)
-- corrected playoff bracket (pambazos)
-- MAN-controlled QB rollouts on the rollout plays (Tecmonster)
-- LB’s moved farther back from line of scrimmage (Tecmonster)
-- Run & Shoot QB’s almost never scramble (Tecmonster)
-- “heavy pass” teams don’t pass quite as much (Tecmonster)
-- COM avoids sacks much better + faster COM rollouts (Tecmonster)
-- shorter onside kicks (xplozv)
-- COM RB reacts to the defense sooner after handoff (Tecmonster)
The classic NES sports title, updated for the 2019-2020 NFL season! Enjoy this version with updated rosters for all 32 NFL teams. Player ratings are kept to the original game’s scale and the game features updated team uniforms and logos as well (hat tip to @gojiphen malor for help with the Jets helmet this year!). The game includes various changes from the original and 5 different versions
The Tecmobowl.org yearly release is just hours before the first game of the NFL kicks off. Probably the most noteworthy item not in our notes is the change in the intro screen of Aaron Rodgers, Todd Gurley, and JJ Watt to Patrick Mahomes, Ezekiel Elliott, and Aaron Donald in addition to a recent Bill Belichick quote.
In addition to ranking the glamour positions like quarterback, running back, and wide receiver each year this is a laundry list of updates which include
updating helmets rating 160 offensive linemen editing the simulation rankings for 800 players editing the jersey numbers for 960 players changing the pro bowl players updating the playbooks and team simulation rankings updating the schedule burning through the rom to check for any crashing bugs
It's a lot of hours but something I enjoy putting together each year with help where ever I can find it. I hope you enjoy it.