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Season 10 Round 2 - Tecmo Super Bowl

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Welcome to round 2 of the 10th season of the Atari Age NES High Score League!

 

I'm going back to 2-week rounds this season.

 

In celebration of the conference championship games this weekend, the Pro Bowl next weekend, and of course the mother of all football games the following weekend, we are going to play Tecmo Super Bowl.

 

This round ends on Monday, February 4, the day after the Super Bowl.

 

Title: Tecmo Super Bowl

Developer: Tecmo

Publisher: Tecmo

Released: December 1991 (US)

 

http://youtu.be/Y0occ0FRZZE

 

Rules: The objective for this round is to score as many points of offense as possible, while giving up the least number of points of defense. Your final score will therefore be calculated by taking the number of points that you scored and subtracting the number of points that the opponent scored.

 

Select "Preseason" as your game mode. You can of course choose any two teams that you wish.

 

Scores so far:

 

WispFollower 88

classicgamer_27330 72

cparsley 63

Chuck D. Head 55

asponge 53

roadrunner 49

Liduario 32

jblenkle 11

darthkur 6

 

 

Current standings:

 

WispFollower 9

Skosh 6

cparsley 3

Jibbajaba 1

asponge 1

roadrunner 1

classicgamer_27330 1

darthkur 1

asponge 1

jblenkle 1

Liduario 1

Edited by Jibbajaba

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Interesting.

I think I know football rules but I'm not sure... :-D I only watched a few games many years ago...

In football can the attacking team keep going until it loses the ball, make the touch down or try the kick?

Is there a number of tries if you're not advancing?

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Link to the rules http://en.wikipedia...._football_rules

 

 

quick answer, you got 4 downs to try to get a first down.

usually if you don't make a first down with the first 3 plays you will punt the ball to the other team.

if it's 4th and long and your close enough to try a field goal, kick a field goal.

a field goal is worth 3 points

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You have 4 tries (called "downs") to advance the ball 10 yards to the next first down marker. Every time you advance the ball, you start the next down at that spot. So on first down you have to go 10 yards. If you make 6 of them, then on second down you have 4 more yards to go. And so it goes. If you fail on the 4th down, the other team gets the ball at that exact spot. So on 4th down, you basically have three choices. You can "punt" the ball, where you kick it to the other team thus starting them off farther down the field (unless they can run the ball back successfully), if you're close enough you can try to kick a "field goal" which is worth three points, or you can "go for it", meaning that you are going to try and get to the first down marker (which you choose if you are already very close to it and feel that it is worth the risk, or are in a desperate situation where you have to get a first-down to stay in the game).

 

Chris

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WOW 72 points! nice :thumbsup:

 

I see most of us are playing as San Fran.

 

72 points is crazy awesome.

 

Funny, I was born and raised a 49er fan, so I didn't even notice that. I always play as them in any football game. It only looks weird to me when someone doesn't play as the Niners.

 

Chris

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I intercepted twice and recovered a fumble both near their 20 yard line, got a safety, added up nicely

 

I have a 70-10 game , but that is trying onside kicks even up 56-3, I made one, the rest I missed and set up their 10 points

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I had a good game going, i was returning a punt i tried to run out of bounds so i don't get hit and fumble and guess what happened......

i got hit and fumbled, The Colts recovered it and took it back for a TD. :mad:

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Tecmo loved using that naming mechanism (they do thru Tecmo Super Bowl 3 (SNES/Genesis) for any player position not named at time of game creation as Letter of position. Team with either the stats of what most likely would be the player or a generic statistic for the player.

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Out of curiosity I looked up the Q. Bills name and supposedly Tecmo didn't have rights to use the quarterback's "likeness". There were apparently several other players like this as well.

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Upped my total to 63 point (spread wise)

 

 

Final Score 77-14 (and would of been more but have a VERY VERY terrible 3rd Quarter that bled into the first minute of the 4th Quarter (hence the only 1 TD for me in the 3rd, and 14 pts for the opponent at that point.)

 

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