Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 22 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2014. This 7th yearly iteration updates Tecmo's NES classic with up-to-date rosters, graphics, schedules and play books for all 32 NFL squads.
Playable on multiple platforms and operating systems via NES emulation software, Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices.
Can J.J. Watt create the chaos Derrick Thomas did in '91? Can Adrian Peterson match the legendary Bo Jackson? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Colin Kaepernick or QB Eagles? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 will make legends for the next 22 years.
Tecmo Super Bowl 2014
Table of Contents
A. How This Works
B. How To Play - PC/Mac
C. How to Play Online - Windows
D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2013 Notes
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.
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 2013. 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 2014 notes
Rosters current as of 9/2/13
Adjustable quarter length
Playbook editing in-game
Player 2 attributes now display correctly
Passing Accuracy now works. Passing Accuracy determines if a pass will be completed. Pass Control determines if the ball will be on target
Quickness now works. This will be the maximum speed of a defender if they pick up a fumble or make an interception
In order to get the proper Pro Bowl players, you will need to reset the season from the Schedule menu
Graphics - Keithisgood
Rosters/Attributes/Sim - Buck
Additional Rosters - Bodom & Knobbe
Cover Art - Tecmo Psycho
Promo - davefmurray
QA/Merge - Knobbe
Project Coordinator - Maynard_G_Krebs
Jstout, Bruddog, Cxrom, Bad-Al & Buck for the hacking knowledge and tools.
Members of TecmoBowl.org for helping to beta test and for making this all worthwhile.
In the last several months there has been an explosion of Tecmo Super Bowl action being pumped into the internet, both from tournaments and online play.
We, your fellow T-Borgers, have taken it upon ourselves to bring the TSB streaming scene to you front and center. We have setup a new page which automatically pulls the online status, preview image, channel name, game and number of viewers from each Twitch channel. You can then select which stream you would like to watch and go to a page for that stream.
Once you are on a stream's page, you can view the stream in full-screen AND have chat right here on TecmoBowl.org.
League players, you can now see league related streams on your league portal page as well!
This is a major site addition and we are excited to bring it to you! Check out the streams here: http://tecmobowl.org/live_streams
If you have a stream and want us to add it, head to this thread and post a reply: http://tecmobowl.org/topic/54714-do-you-livestream-i-need-your-twitch-username/
Davefmurray is in charge of all things stream. Talk to him for any questions or needs.
Cowboys host Colts for the Retro championship. Dallas gets the toss and kicks off to Colts. Kelly and backup Weathers get the team into Dallas territory. On a pitch out Weathers fumbles the ball away to Dallas.. Dallas moves into Colts territory. Colts defense stiffens and forces a 4th. Dallas kicks but Fletcher blocks the fg to give Colts the ball back.. Kelly and Weather get back to work and move into the redzone. on third down Colts pitch out to Weathers and he is stopped short of the first. Colts set up fg and convert, 3-0 Colts. Dallas gets the ball back with 2 minutes in the half left. Dallas pulls Armstrong and Rozier helps Dallas churn and move the chains. Colts defense once again slows the Dallas attack and with time expiring Dallas sets up FG unit. Once again Fletcher blocks the FG to end the half. Cowboys get the ball to begin the second half. Dallas behind Rozier and Wilson get into the redzone. a few picked plays force the Boys to 3rd and 10. Dallas gets picked on pass 2 and tries the JJ but Duerson tips it. Dallas settles for a FG and convert, 3-3 all... Colts get the ball and a solid return by Spek to put them on the 30. Kelly gets to work moving them to midfield. On on a third down Kelly runs towards chains but hits Moore for a big first down and into the red zone. Dallas forces a 3rd and short. On third down Colts hand off to Weathers on the offset and he breaks a tackle with some blocking to run it in and score first td of the game, 10-3 Colts. Dallas gets the kickoff and the return man is tackled at the 5 to set a long drive with 2 minutes left in the game. Dallas keeps it methodical and get it to midfield with time expiring. Dallas has time for one play and Wilson drops back with an open WR1 downfield and heaves its... to Duerson who picks it to seal the deal
Final Colts 10 Cowboys 3. Great game Daboy and great season.
-7 minute quarters
-Stats after every quarter
-Run and Shoot formation for Houston
-What If Players
-'84 Rosters as close as possible (there were a lot of midseason trades, so I tried to place players on rosters where they made more appearances)
-New Orleans Breakers
-Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones (watching USFL games I came to admire how bad the end zones often looked)
-3 team, 3 Division Structure
-12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams)
-18 game, locked, '84 schedule
-All Pro: '84 All-NFL Vs. '84 All-USFL in Vanilla (slightly modified in What If--All-AFC Freeman McNeil replaces Payton)
There are two versions of this rom:
Vanilla--the more I experimented with rosters, the more I realized I needed some balance. Vanilla has more accurate rosters.
What If Edit--this is the counterfactual version, a little harder (not super juiced, but all clubs start 2-0 in terms of difficulty). This includes the "What If" Rosters.
Note non-TSB players: as this is an edit, and if you are playing TSB for the first time, this rom lacks the 2-point conversion implemented in USFL. Also, no touchbacks on kick-offs.
The Read Me includes a partial narrative and explains roster placements.
Piggybacking off the success of Pokeman Go, Tecmo Co. has decided to tap into their popular Tecmo Bowl franchise and release their version of an augment reality game where players are to go out and track down as many Tecmo players as they can find.
"We've found that there is a market for this combination of nostalgia and recreation" said company spokesperson Fakati Persono. "Our characters will be located on the blockpass chain which will lead to non-fungable Tecmo (NFTs)
For more information, check the date of posting for this completely fabricated story.
View File Goji's NFL Tecmo Super Bowl LV
- All 32 NFL Teams!
- (NEW) 2020-2021 NFL Schedule!
- (NEW) RAMS and WASHINGTON TEAM mini / large helmet updates!
- Team SIM ratings based upon success in the 2018-2019 season.
- Halftime Stats!
- Press START instead of B to throw a lobb pass.
- Hybrid Defenses. (Extra defensive backs!)
- (NEW) 2019 AFC & NFC Pro Bowl Rosters
- (NEW) Rosters 2/7/21
5 DIFFERENT VERSIONS AVAILABLE! (BASE ROM (NO HACKS) / STANDARD / JUICED / JUICED PLUS / NES CLASSIC EDITION)
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.
** Pick up the game here **
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.