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Friday, September 02, 2021

You can keep your Madden NFL ‘06. When it comes to football videogaming, make mine Tecmo Super Bowl.

Why? Aside from its basic oldschool design and several ahead-of-its-time gameplay innovations, it managed to defy the laws of physics (i.e., the shortest distance between two points):

running in a straight line is the slowest way to the endzone. instead, zigzag as much as possible. watch with sheer enjoyment as defenders practice eating dirt after each unsuccessful dive.

Actually, I may have to devote a post to all the logic-defying trick moves that were found in the sports videogames of the late ’80s and early ’90s. I know that EA’s NHL Hockey contained a bunch of them, including surefire top-shelf goals from impossible angles, that quickly devolved games into beat-the-clock scoreathons.

- Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/02/2021 10:10:52 AM
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  1. Nothing like a good tecmo tournament in Blakely until 2 in the morning when I was supposed to be studying.

    Comment by Hunk Oman — 09/02/2021 @ 10:29:31 AM

  2. Until 2AM? That’s nothing. I seem to recall you, me and Bear pulling an all-nighter, trying to solve some goofy medieval fighting/adventure game on the old NES. Probably the only time in my college career where I came out of a night thoroughly dazed, yet sober.

    Comment by CT — 09/02/2021 @ 10:44:32 AM

  3. that is the best article you have ever linked to

    Comment by tim — 09/02/2021 @ 03:00:57 PM

  4. What, you mean the quality of my stuff here is dependent upon my outer linkage? I should just give up crafty all this witty shizznit…

    Comment by CT — 09/02/2021 @ 06:54:18 PM

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