Tecmo Bowl holds a fond place in many gamers’ hearts, so it’s not surprising to see Tecmo release a new game in the franchise, Tecmo Bowl Kickoff, just in time for the holidays. The platform — Nintendo DS — is slightly surprising, although it makes sense in terms of NFL licensing issues, graphical needs and the popularity of Nintendo’s DS handheld.
Regardless, Tecmo today began shipping Tecmo Bowl Kickoff for the Nintendo DS to retailers nationwide. Based on the popular Tecmo Super Bowl, Tecmo Bowl Kickoff adapts the old-school style and revitalizes it for a newer generation of gamers. You can buy it from Amazon by clicking this link: Tecmo Bowl Kickoff.
So yes, the over-the-top, all-American football game lets players engage in a fun-filled, fast-paced, arcade style of football, without worrying about such silly things as injuries, free agents and contracts.
After choosing from one of 32 teams, players can tackle a Season alone or participate in the Wi-Fi multiplayer modes. The DS stylus is used both to control your on-screen player and to design plays for your custom Tecmo Bowl playbook.