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Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS)

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS)
alaScore 85

17 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Justin "KillerWolverine" Testa (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff


Tecmo Bowl finally returns and it feels almost like it never left. For anyone who has never played the series Tecmo Bowl is a much different beast than EA's juggernaut...

Simple arcade gameplay ; Team editor is robust ; Great nostalgia factor

Naughty filter ; Doesn’t do anything too new

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Jared Black (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff


Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES is easily one of the most-beloved, and important, sports titles in history. Not only did it feature the real NFL teams at the time (all 28 of them), but it also had the real NFL players as well thanks to a license from the...

Captures the spirit of the original game, with lots of cutscenes and arcade-style play ; Including online play is nice

I found a lot of bugs in this game, some of which really hurt the CPU (as if I needed help) ; Everything moves slooooowly for an arcade sports game

Despite the negativity in this review, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff is not a bad game of football overall. Younger gamers and fans of the original will no doubt get plenty of enjoyment from it, but I personally expected more from the revival of one of my...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Ramon Aranda (

Tecmo Bowl Kickoff (DS) Review


Ready down, hut, hut, hut!!

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Falcon (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff Nintendo DS Review


Like the original game, you start out by choosing from a plethora of fictional teams. You won't find the likes of the Denver Broncos or the Indianapolis Colts, as the game lacks an NFL license. However, you will find...the Supercocks? Seriously, it's...

Most of the classic gameplay is intact, along with touch-screen features, graphics and audio that resembles old-school Tecmo Bowl. Multiplayer matches can be fun, and we dig the team customization

Menu system is a complete mess, Season Mode lacks features, no NFL teams or licenses, default teams have the worst names

Tecmo created its classic football game, Tecmo Bowl, for the NES before shifting the series to the Sega Genesis and SNES. It's a simple yet fun football series, and the company restored it to its former glory for the Nintendo DS with the recently...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jon Lindemann (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff


This time you don't have to put up with Jim Kelly being QB BILLS.

Online mode ; Ability to edit all teams and players ; Stylus control works very well ; Doesn't mess with the classic Tecmo Bowl gameplay formula

D-Pad control is clunky and unresponsive ; Graphics are very vanilla ; Placement of the ball is not listed on the scoreboard ; Can’t edit your team's logo

These two statements conflict. Did you mean you can assign any team a premade logos but can't create your own?

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Berman (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff


Old meets new in the Nintendo DS version of a football classic.

Just like the classic football sim; simple controls and playbooks; plenty of team-customization features

Too many cut-scenes that interrupt the action; gameplay is slow and antiquated; stylus just gets in the way

Or, if you're feeling really nostalgic, you could name Kansas City's running back Christian (The Nigerian Nightmare) Okoye, the undoubted MVP of Tecmo Super Bowl due to his freakish ability to break tackles. One amusing element of the customization...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : GamesRadar (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff


Huge doses of 8-bit nostalgia, Actual online vs games, Big fish in the DS's small football pond

Players fumble like ball is made of butter, Tough on beginners, Purposefully ugly

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Buffa (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff Preview


One of the most beloved NES games is reborn on Nintendo DS, with touch-sensitive controls and (slightly) better graphics.

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff Game Guide.

Oct, 2008

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Tecmo Bowl Kickoff


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Expert review by : Eric (

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff


Madden owns the rights to the NFL, literally. Instead of waiting it out, hoping the Nation Football League comes to their senses; Tecmo went ahead and did there own thing. Tecmo dug deep and pulled out a classic. Kickoff looks and sounds great but it...

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff is a blast from the past. The experience I had with this game was great. I felt like I was playing the original game. Madden might be the king football but Kickoff is the game fans will play for years. Pick this one up, even if you...