Tecmo Super Bowl

Year: 1991
Developer: Tecmo
Publisher: Tecmo
Players: 1 to 2

Tecmo Super Bowl has, for a long time, been acclaimed as the best football game on the NES, if not one of the best football video games ever created. This praise is not unwarranted. Tecmo took a great step up from Tecmo Bowl when they released this game, chock full of extensive features, yet simple football fun.

One of Tecmo Super Bowl's interesting features is the way it can be simple and complicated at the same time. Gameplay is very easy to manage. You choose a play, execute the play quite simply, and repeat. Everything is a breeze to handle. Yet, the game manages to extensively keep track of team rosters, as well as other things like customizable playbooks. The entire development and execution of the game was ingenious, something Tecmo truly deserves an award for.