Back in May 2019 it was announced that HAMSTER was releasing Arcade Archives Tecmo Bowl sometime that month for the Nintendo Switch. Though that month – and many more – have passed since then, now the game is finally out and ready to purchase worldwide.
You can read below the official description of the title:
“TECMO BOWL” is an American football game released by TECMO in 1987.
Experience matches as a player of either the WILDCATS or BULLDOGS. Predict your opponent’s moves and steal the ball! Use passes and runs to cut through their line and score an amazing touchdown!
While you have had access to the NES version of the game via Nintendo’s Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System app, the arcade version includes improved visuals such as a much more varied colour palette and more detailed sprites. It also offers the usual Arcade Archive benefits you have come to enjoy via the series of releases.
If you are still unsure if this is for you, then enjoy the launch trailer below:
Arcade Archives: Tecmo Bowl is out now worldwide on the Nintendo Switch. Launching at the price $7.99/€6.99/£6.29.
What are your thoughts on HAMSTER releasing Tecmo Bowl as part of their Arcade Archive series? What other old KOEI Tecmo arcade hits would you like to see ported? Let us know in those comments!
KOEI Tecmo and HAMSTER have been cooperating for a while now in bringing their old Arcade titles to the Nintendo Switch, and now we have yet another new title added to the ever growing library. The title in question is Solomon’s Key, which is a puzzle based escape room type game. It is one of Tecmo’s early Arcade hits that also got ports to several home consoles during it’s hay day.
Earlier this week HAMSTER and KOEI Tecmo teamed up to release the arcade version of Ninja Gaiden via their Arcade Archives line for Nintendo Switch. Now we have more news that another title from KOEI Tecmo’s back catalogue of arcade games is making it’s way to the Switch.
Tecmo Bowl, known as a football (American Football) series of titles in a fun addictive arcade fashion. The NES version of the game is part of the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System app, though the Arcade version offers superior visuals, animations, gameplay tweaks and of course those Arcade Archive bonus options.
No release date has been given, but it will be appearing on the store in the coming weeks. It will cost the usual $7.99/€6.99/£6.29 as all Archive Archives releases do.
What are your thoughts on Tecmo Bowl resurfacing via the Arcade Archives line? Any other old Arcade titles you would like to see KOEI Tecmo and HAMSTER release? Let us know in those comments!
It has been quite the ride these past few months with retro KOEI Tecmo titles making their way onto the Nintendo Switch. With a bunch of NES titles hitting the Nintendo Switch Online service, as well as stunningly good arcade ports by HAMSTER – You can check out our review for Arcade Archives: RYGAR here.
HAMSTER now alongside KOEI Tecmo have released the original Arcade version of Bomb Jack. You can read below the official description of the release:
‘BOMB JACK’ is an action game that was released by Tehkan (Koei Tecmo Games) in 1984. Players control ‘Jack’, a superhero who can leap and glide, to collect all bombs in game stages. By retrieving the ignited bombs first, you can earn bonus points and fill up your Power gauge.
The game is out now on Nintendo Switch as part of the Arcade Archives series with a price of £6.29/$7.99 and can expect the usual Arcade Archives treatment (such as different screen types, save states, difficulty changers and more).
Are you happy to see more KOEI Tecmo retro goodness? What do you want to see next? Let us know in those comments!