Tecmo Bowl Throwback Xbox 360

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. PaulC
    May 2, 2010
    8
    A very solid update to the greatest game of all time: Tecmo Super Bowl. The new look is great - graphics and framerate are rock solid. In terms of single player gameplay, Tecmo Bowl Throwback is a 10. However, there are a few reasons why this update doesn't get a final score of 10 from me. The online multiplayer is broken. First, there is no way to change your playbooks online and A very solid update to the greatest game of all time: Tecmo Super Bowl. The new look is great - graphics and framerate are rock solid. In terms of single player gameplay, Tecmo Bowl Throwback is a 10. However, there are a few reasons why this update doesn't get a final score of 10 from me. The online multiplayer is broken. First, there is no way to change your playbooks online and you cannot check status of players online either. This is unacceptable. Also, there is no way to change team colors. Lastly, there is no season mode online. There is also an issue w/lag in some (not all) multiplayer matches. Hopefully, they can patch this game and bring my score up to a 10. Expand
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. 65
    The fact that you can switch visual styles on the fly is great, but it seems to handcuff what the rest of the package could’ve presented. The modes are lacking, despite the fact that the gameplay (regardless of HD or non-HD visuals) is wonderfully nostalgic.
  2. 91
    Tecmo Bowl Throwback is exactly what it claims to be, and it freshens up the classic version of the game without completely changing it (read: ruining it). Publishers working on remakes of older titles would be well-served in taking a page out of Tecmo's book in keeping the changes minimal and the nostaligia-factor high.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    40
    Kudos to Tecmo for the neat ability to swap between the classic 16-bit look and 3D makeover on the fly (offline only), a la Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. But sadly, the rest of Throwback feels as flat as those ancient visuals. [Jun 2010, p.82]