April 26th 2010 3:58 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Tecmo Bowl


Tecmo Bowl is coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday for 800 points.


Edit: I just found out that this will only be available in Canada and the US



Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous


  • krisxx

    can’t wait!

  • Oh baby 1994


  • Jaysonguy

    Already have the 800 points ready to leave my account

  • waldo15

    Sign me up for that! I’ll crush the competition with my Cincinnati Bengals (or whatever the equivalent will be)

  • Anonymous

    The Oilers were the s**t on the Nes

  • Exu

    I’ll give it a look. Not really into American football (how about a secondary release with more intl. appeal?) but if it’s fun enough then I’ll still play it.

  • BrooksterMax

    It took me a wikipedia search to see this was American Football, still will try the demo.

  • Oh baby 1994

    Too bad the teams aren’t NFL. Damn you EA!!

  • Jaysonguy

    Hey guys, don’t worry about the lack of the NFL license.
    Check this out….
    “Pick your team: Play as any of the 32 teams with customizable team names and rosters in full seasons, and compare your season stats with other players on the online leaderboards.”

    So that means some quick edits and the Boston Brawlers become the New England Patriots

  • Anonymous

    hmm i remember this game

  • YODA12320

    Any word on if serious sam second encounter is comming to xbla this week? month? year? IMAO anyways ya gonna buy tecmo bowl lol.

  • DiggyStyle

    Woo! I am as excited about this as I was for SotN when it first came out. Another instant purchase for my childhood memories.

  • LimaOscarLima79

    Can’t wait for this, should fill my football appetite before madden comes out over here.
    I wonder if there is an equivalent of Bo Jackson in this game?

  • mccalejk

    Childhood memories always end up being a disappoint. It’s never the same experience. This game looks awful, even moreso than all other ‘upgraded’ XBLA games.

  • Carg0

    $10 for that?! are you out of your f*ing skull?

  • wolfzero01

    been waiting for this, though it doesn’t have the rosters from the NES version right? I hope it has a clone of Bo Jackson or quaterback #12

  • sleepydumbdude

    I’ll try it out. If it had the original in it also I’d buy it for sure but doubt that would happen.

  • Tahmer

    I think I’d rather go to a local play n trade and buy it for about $1 on the NES than a digital wannabe for $10.

  • JsRacingS2K

    If it was super Tecmo Bowl, I’d be all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake.

  • chiruno99

    Never was into retro sports games, other than Street Fighter.

  • Surly x Duff

    Super excited for this one. Tecmo Super Bowl is my most played game, ever. I still play the NES version to this day. Ten bucks is absolutely worth it. Day one buy.

  • Jonah Falcon

    Bo Jackson will hand you your own heart.


    @Jonah Falcon


  • AriesDog

    So why isn’t this in Game Room?

  • Sneeches


  • theuglyteradon


  • stststststq

    “So why isn’t this in Game Room?” – Because it’s not an original arcade/console ROM and that’s what Game Room is for.

  • LimaOscarLima79

    US and Canada only? Denied.
    This and the lack of NCAA for us UK football fans with a 360 is a disgrace!

  • ToothlessFrog

    Why isn’t this in the “Game Room”? Because Game Room is one of the most epic failure items ever to grace XBox Live Arcade. Why MS even allowed it to happen is a true mystery. Poorly implimented, bad selection, etc… list goes on.

  • The Iron Chimp

    So whats the european release for tomorrow then???

  • peejam

    football… yawn



  • Whitesnake75

    Hi Major,
    Any plans for us *not* in USA or Canada to get anything on the Arcade then?

  • Kendoguk

    As most people from the UK may also have a US account just download the trial with the US account and use your UK account and points to buy the thing if you want it that much :D


    @kendoguk, you have to use US points to purchase it!!. :D

  • The Iron Chimp

    It’s just a shame as I was looking forward to this.As Vegemite said with a US account you need US points and not going to waste money giving MS money if they can’t be bothered to cater for all audiences.

    Guess it leaves me with more money for other formats digital releases.

  • Flare78

    Major, could you please explain why this is North America only?

    Seems a strange decision to me considering the huge NFL following that’s well known over Europe, and the fact that Madden NFL Arcade has already been released here, not to mention countless full releases that have been proven to sell well.

    Was really looking forward to this (as many other Europeans I suspect).
    How can this be justified?