GameSpot writes: "For many football gamers this game will bring back fond memories of afternoons spent cheesing your best friend with Bo Jackson. Not so fond memories for those among you on the receiving end. Regardless of what category you fall into, Tecmo is hoping that that nostalgia will be enough to give their new game a try. Although the name and many elements of the gameplay are borrowed from the original, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff's debut on the Nintendo DS brings a few new twists to the classic game as well. We had a chance to check Tecmo latest offering at E3."