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    File Name: TecmoBowl.org Presents: Tecmo Super Bowl 2016
    File Submitter: Knobbe
    File Submitted: 09 Sep 2015
    File Category: NFL By Year




    Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 24 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2016. This site's 9th 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 2016 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices.


    Will offenses fear Richard Sherman like they feared Ronnie Lott? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Aaron Rodgers or Dan Marino? Will Marshawn Lynch live up to the hype? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2016 will make legends for the next 23 years.


    Tecmo Super Bowl 2016


    Table of Contents
    A. How This Works
    B. How To Play - PC/Mac
    C. How to Play Online - Windows
    D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2015 Notes
    E. 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

    1. Download Nestopia for your platform and also the .nes ROM - ** Windows Here ** ** Mac Here **
    2. Open Nestopia.
    3. 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 2016 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 - Several teams employ 4-3 defenses. The "RT" (Right Tackle) will show up as the LILB on the rosters.
    • 32-Team ROM
    • Rosters current as of 9/8/15
    • Adjustable quarter length
    • Playbook editing in-game
    • Player 2 attributes now display correctly
    • Halftime stats
    • Passing Accuracy hack is different from last year. Pass Control determines if a pass will be completed. Passing Accuracy 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


    E. Credits
    • Graphics - Keithisgood
    • Rosters/Attributes/Sim - Buck
    • 4-3 Defense - Jstout
    • Roster QA - Nathan @ Retro4ever.com
    • Promo - davefmurray
    • QA/Rom Merge/Project Coordinator - Knobbe

    Thanks to:

    • 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.





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    Only problem I am having is when the after the QB says "ready" the audio cuts out. All other sounds work find except for the "set, hut hut hut" Is this by design? I didn't see anyone else having this problem. Using NESTopia and have tried re-downloading a couple times. 

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    13 minutes ago, oddtodd said:

    Only problem I am having is when the after the QB says "ready" the audio cuts out. All other sounds work find except for the "set, hut hut hut" Is this by design? I didn't see anyone else having this problem. Using NESTopia and have tried re-downloading a couple times. 

    By design. 

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    @Knobbe, I love this ROM so much that I made a mobile web interface for it. 


    Presenting Tecmo Touch 2016 – just in time for Super Bowl 50!

    Play it now in your mobile phone browser:



    Working on the hybrid mobile app for iOS & Android now... stay tuned!



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    Explanation of target platform and Android Galaxy S4 screenshot
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    @Knobbe It does fairly well on my older iPhone 5 but definitely laggy on my Galaxy S4 and old iPad2. It should do well on iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6.

    I'll work on enabling sound for the next generation of phones.


    Thanks again for putting together the ROMs. We should get a Kickstarter campaign going and start a game dev company :) I'm sure there are plenty of people around the globe that would back the TSB annual updates alone.



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    Sorry to necropost, but did the issues running on actual hardware ever get resolved? I just tried the game on a donor cart and got the penalty screen right after the intro, so I'm guessing not. Wish I would have seen this thread 2 hours ago lol.

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    I know this is a long shot, but is there support for this ROM to work on the NES Classic Mini edition (the official one from Nintendo with 30 games pre-installed)?  I've modified my system to play other ROMs, but attempting to run this one gives me the "yellow flag offside" message.  

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    So, when I try to run this on my nes classic I get the load screens, however, if I click Start the game freezes with a "Yellow Flag Offsides" message.  I really would like this season, at least I think this was the season for Super Bowl 50.  Any help would be appreciated.  I am new to all of this.

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    The official website yearly release ROM (ie this one) will not work on donor carts. I believe the creators were upset and tired of seeing their ROM used for personal gain by people on eBay charging exorbitant prices for their product and hard work. If you try tecmo monsters rom, I know his works on the NES classic so should be no issue on the donor carts. Pretty sure the official version ROM is the only one that won't work.

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    All the other official yearly releases worked for me.  I completely support the creators in their desire to not see others charge for their hard work.  I love playing the releases and was even happier with the NES Classic when I was able to get the yearly releases playable.  I was trying to find the season that ended with Denver's super bowl 50 win.  I ended up just modifying Denver's roster in the next years game and changed Siemian to Peyton and that has been okay. 

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