Tecmo Super Bowl 3

a game by Tecmo

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Sports

See also: Football Games, Tecmo Games

Super Bowl III gets pretty good mileage out of the NFL with all 30 pro teams, actual team colors and logos, and real player names. While it lacks pro-style playbooks, the arcade-style action surprisingly doesn't suffer from the relatively scant 32 offensive and defensive plays (including four audibles).

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You can play one- or two-player games. Single-player contests pit you against the feisty A.I. in Preseason, Regular Season, or Pro Bowl games.

ProTip: Got a strong, accurate quarterback like Young, Aikman, or Marino? Pass, baby.

However, Super Bowl Ill's a blast in two-player mode. Each player must use the same offensive plays. On defense, you can try to guess the play your opponent's running to stuff the offense in a big way.

Super Bowl spruced up its visuals. The gameplay view's a sharp, overhead side view that centers on the line of scrimmage. The total view is about 30 yards, so deep receivers run off the screen, which is a pain for defensive coverages.

The sounds aren't pro caliber. The tunes have energy, though, and the effects don't fumble.

Fierce-fingered football fans might pull a misdirection play with the controls. On defense, you can't switch to the player closest to the ball. It's also tough to quickly pick a receiver because you must cycle through all those eligible.

  • If you play middle linebacker, blitz the gap whenever it opens during a pass.
  • During long runs, CPU defensive players are suckers for cutbacks.

Super Bowl fields a great team of extras. The Superstar Editor enables you to build offensive players by divvying up energy into eight categories like running speed, body balance, and hitting power. The game also stores season stats for five team-data categories such as team rankings and NFL records.

Simply Super

Super Tecmo Bowl makes the playoffs. It's easy to play and a gas for two antagonists. If you're looking for a Super Bowl party, tune in to this game.

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SNES Tecmo Super Bowl 3 download
  • System: Super NES
  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Developer: Tecmo
  • Available: 1995

Back in the days of the 8-bit NES, Tecmo Super Bowl was the ultimate football game. Now, in the '90's, Tecmo is still making football games, and they still look just like the original NES game. Tecmo Super Bowl Ill: Final Edition is no different. All the players, teams, and stats are here, but that's it. The ancient side-perspective is made even worse by the little fat players and the laughable soundtrack. Even the playbook is ill-conceived and with very few plays. Compared to the other 16-bit football games, Tecmo Super Bowl just can't compete.

If Tecmo is going to keep making this series, then they need to update everything to the '90's or they'd be better off making this the really FINAL edition.

reggie posted a review

Tecmo Super Bowl 3 is the final Tecmo football simulation licensed by both the NFL and the Players group released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Features real NFLP players and photos, the real NFL schedule, and weekly standings. You can change defensive and offensive formations, fake punts and field goals, create your own Pro Bowl, call audibles and go for the two point conversion.

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