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  • (NES) Tecmo Super Bowl 2019 Presented by TecmoBowl.org

    This is our annual collaborative Tecmo Super Bowl release of the current NFL season which is rated in what is considered to be "OG Style" which is another way of saying the range of ratings reflects the original release. This is very much a collaborative release as up until about a week ago I don't think I'd ever personally edited a mini-helmet and tend to stay away from graphics in general.  Hopefully you'll enjoy and check out the other roms listed here which can have very innovative modifications, styles and advanced difficulty levels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


    Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 27 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 2019 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 Saquon Barkley  live up to the hype? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2019 will make legends for the next 27 years.

    Tecmo Super Bowl 2019

    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

    F. Credits

    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 
    • Open Nestopia.
    • 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 2018 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
    • 32-Team ROM
    • Rosters current as of 9/5/18
    • Adjustable quarter length
    • Playbook editing in-game
    • Player 2 attributes now display correctly
    • Halftime stats
    • 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.

    F. Credits

    Thanks to:

    • Jstout, Bruddog, Cxrom, Bad-Al & Buck for the hacking knowledge and tools.
    • @gojiphen malor and @SBlueman for doing all the leg work for updating helmets for this season.


    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:

    @gojiphen malor Goji's NFL Tecmo Super Bowl LIII

    @SBlueman Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 - SBlueman Edition

    @fatcheerleader https://tecmobowl.org/files/file/575-tsb-ncaa19/

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    Thanks for doing this. My workplace just finished up our office TSB 2018 League (using the '18 ROM cartridge) on a NES.


    I'm interested in doing it again next year with this version.


    Any notable changes outside of the rosters/teams?


    Take care.

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