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.
When: Saturday, October 19th, 2013- Registration starts @ 10:00 AM EST; Play will start @ 11:00 AM EST.
Location: BREAK Bar & Billiards, 32-04b Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
(Approx. 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, Uptown N train to Broadway in Queens)
Desired Number of Participants: 48
Buy-in: $25 cash at the door, $20 pre-registration online before Oct. 1
Equipment: We need Nintendos, TVs, Controllers, Carts! If you are able to bring any of these in working condition, please let us know what you can bring and how many of each. If you are able to provide any television sets, please let us know the size and any kind of hookup (RF Switch/AV Cable).
Tourney Format: Group play will include 4 players in each group playing one another in round-robin format. Once group play is completed, all players move on to the bracket and are seeded according to their finish in their group standings and record. The bottom half of the field plays each other in the first round of the bracket. All other players with better records get BYEs. The better you do in group play, the more BYEs you may receive (for some, it may be at least two or three BYEs). The Single Elimination Bracket will decide who will be the NYC Tecmo Super Bowl Champion!
Prizes: Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to top three participants. All participants will be eligible to win raffle prizes throughout the day.
How to Register: Register through our brand-spanking new website www.northeasttecmo.com. Tournament entry is $25, but if you pre-register and pay online through Paypal before October 1st, entry will only cost $20.
Questions: Feel free to post questions about the tournament below or you can direct them to [email protected]
The summer's biggest Tecmo Super Bowl tournament will be streaming live this Saturday.
It will feature an invite only "Best of the Best" side tournament as well as the first known women's tournament.
Once again in attendance will be NFL and Tecmo Super Bowl great David Fulcher
View the tournament live all day from their Twitch.tv Channel here
Random silly idea. I'm going to share one face a day that I like for whatever reason, with whatever info and thoughts I have about the player(s) and the face. I'll also share a real pic of the player(s) (unless the face is not used for any player) for comparison.
For as long as I can remember I have never thought that the official North American release day for Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES was known. Wikipedia, your encyclopedia in the cloud has always listed the North American release as "December, 1991" while listing a very specific "December 13th, 1991" for the Japanese release. Any other sort of internet deep dive would come up with the same result: no one listed the specific day on which this game was released. Try searching for "Tecmo Super Bowl release date" on Google or Bing now. The result is quite different because wikipedia is now different. I had noticed back in Oct of 2018 that the Tecmo Super Bowl Wikipedia page had been updated with the North American release day.
Deep in the bowels of Tecmo Super Bowl's code one can find that the creators were working on implementing penalties into the game but thankfully never got around to it. There are no offsides or false starts or randomly generated issues. Last but not least, there are no late hits or personal fouls. As a defender there is often times no more satisfying move than to repeatedly dive on your already downed opponent, especially after they manage to score a touchdown. Diving on your opponent after a touchdown is unique because it's the only time in the game where you can make your opponent fumble after the play is over and this is noteworthy because a fumble erases the stats of the last play.
For a lot of leagues where stats were poured over in an attempt to win a virtual MVP trophy diving on your opponent after a touchdown was illegal and could cause one to be booted out of the league. This seemingly simple hack came about years later when someone thought to ask if you could turn off fumbles after a score and Bruddog came through with the hack. Now people can pound their opponent with no mercy and with no guilt.
Prior to 1912 there was no end zone and the goal line and end line were the same. With the introduction of the forward pass, the end zone was devised as a way for a receiver to catch a ball inbounds. Goal posts remained on the goal line until 1927 when they were moved to the back of the endzone. While they remained there in the college game the NFL in 1933 moved them back to the goal line until 1974 when they were once again moved to the end line.
Thus Super Bowls 1-8 plus any AFL seasons would have goalpost located at the front of the endzone and @fgqb#19nyj was kind enough to put together a tutorial on how to easily add this to your custom rom.
With the CFL Mid Season here I decided to do an update to this great rom. I have added the hack to help ball carriers to crash through the line better. I have also changed the NFL all star team to include the original TSB all stars! I have uploaded 2 roms again, and there are now 7 ninute quarters!
-NEW Play as road team version added!!!
-NEW 2018 SCHEDULE!!!