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Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition

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Reviewer: Pete Szczepanek Date: Jul 19, 2004
You all remember Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES and how great it was. Well, here is the new, revamped Tecmo Super Bowl.

Graphics: 8
The graphics are a massive improvement over the previous entry on the SNES. Characters and animations look pretty good (for the Super NES) and the new detail on the fields looks nice as well. My biggest complaint with this game (comparing it to the amazing NES version) is the in-play cutscenes. This go-around they don't seem to pop up as much (which is okay, since when they actually do pop up, they seem to be completely scripted and pointless). But other than that, TMSB2's graphics are about the best you'll find in a SNES football game.

Sound: 7
The sound does what it does. Nothing bad, nothing outstanding. The in game music tends to get annoying sometimes, but hey, what can you do? I did enjoy all of the onfield grunting though. Other than that, not much else is to be said.

Gameplay: 9
This is without a doubt the best part of this game. The simplistic controls make it very easy to learn, but the game itself is not. The somewhat small (but bigger than last time) variety of plays add a huge amount of strategy to the mix. Also, there's finally a difficulty setting this time around! Which means you won't be having any more of those 99-10 slaughters against the computer (Unless you're as good as me).
There isn't really anything wrong with the gameplay here except for some cheap "spin moves" and the inevitable "100-yard touchdownathon".

Overall: 9
Overall, I had a lot of fun with this game. It is definitely one of the best football games put out on the SNES.

Although not quite as good as the must-own original classic known as Tecmo Super Bowl (NES), there is a hell of a lot of fun to be had with this game.