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!
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!
Yesterday Nintendo finally broadcast their Nintendo Direct, which was previously postponed from last week due to a violent earthquake in Hokkaido Japan. During the Direct we got more information and news on the Nintendo Switch Online service starting 18th September.
With this service, you will be able to play an assortment of NES games, both offline and online. With this service Nintendo has partnered with KOEI Tecmo to offer some of their retro games. On Launch day, you will be able to play Tecmo Bowl, in October you’ll be able to also play Solomon’s Key, November you’ll be able to play Mighty Bomb Jack and December you’ll be able to also play Ninja Gaiden.
We have no further information on if any more of KOEI Tecmo’s NES games will hit the service, or if Nintendo offer more than just NES games if any of them will be part of KOEI Tecmo’s back catalogue, but it is great to see these current retro gems being up for all those that subscribe to the service, with new online features to boot!
Nintendo Switch Online will start from September 18th worldwide and will cost £17.99/$19.99/€19.99 for a yearly subscription.
What games would you like to see hit the Nintendo Switch Online service from KOEI Tecmo? Let us know in those comments!