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A football game where you can play one player, two players or as a coach, just picking plays.

Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice) was produced by Tecmo in 1989.

Tecmo released 64 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Tecmo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tecmo during the time period Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice) was produced include: Silk Worm, Ninja Ryukenden, Back Fire, Tecmo Bowl '88 / Tecmo Bowl II, Ninja Gaiden, World Cup '90, Tecmo Knight, Wild Fang, Ninja Gaiden Episode II: The Dark Sword Of Chaos, and Ninja Gaiden Episode III: The Ancient Ship Of Doom


Name Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice)
Developer Tecmo (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10044
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Pick Team/Hike Ball/Tackle/Pick Receiver/Pick Defense Player|Kickoff/Dodge Tackle/Pass/Dodge Block
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice) KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Licenced to Nintendo of America.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice) Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice) collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 14 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Tecmo Bowl (PlayChoice) circuit board set.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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