Grundy the Man writes, "Virtually anybody who had a Nintendo Entertainment System has memories of Tecmo Super Bowl in some iteration. The game was considered the pinnacle of sports action on the fledgling console. The gameplay has been burned into the memory of many a fanboy, but will the nostalgia be enough to elevate the new Nintendo DS game or will its lack of development inspire bitter frustration?
...Hearkening back to the old-school NES era, it has a look and feel that is akin to the original 8 bit game. Everything from the overhead viewpoint to the microscopic players is emulated with great care. Even the play selection screen looks like it could have been a screenshot from 1989. The memorable cut scene special events have also made a comeback in full pre-rendered glory. Nothing could be more authentic to the source material, while still retaining the quirky and fun atmosphere..."