Looking for commissioners.

10 Oct

Move on over Roger.  It’s time to start a few bar leagues.  Next year we need at least two more.  If you have any input please post at tecmoworld on the post below.

http://tecmoworld.com/viewtopic.php?f=1557&t=47904

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Live at Dmen tap. Mon Oct 8th 5pm to 11 pm

5 Oct

 

Ok.  Monday is here.  Stream is rolling.  I might not get much time on it so I wrote a new article on playbooks.

 

On screen I didn’t get much of a chance to play an even game to test out some of the playbooks I posted.  Off the screen in more even play I was able to use playbooks designed for each DB to my advantage.  Problem is the Colts are so outclassed it’s hard to do meaningful practices when I have to get my league games in.

So in the next couple of weeks hopefully there will be some time to test these playbooks in live action on stream so you can see it’s effectiveness.

2019 1st Quarter Tecmo Events (Jan to March 2019)

1 Oct

This is a report of tecmo related events occurring in the 4th quarter of 2018. If your event is not listed email me at Email Mort

Include all relevant information. Description, links and videos. Send recaps if so desired.

Ongoing weekly events

Dmen Tap Tecmo League

Every Monday 5pm cst to whenever in January and February
Where:
Dmen Tap
Chicago, Il

Stream

Alternate stream twitch RetroSportsgamertom.

Retro Sports League

Every Monday 5pm cst to whenever

Where:
Dmen Tap
Chicago, Il

And various other locations in Chicago Il.

Stream
Alternate stream twitch RetroSportsgamertom.

January Events

February Event

March Events

Tecmo Bowl 30th Anniversary Tournament Omaha NE 3/31/19

2018 4th Quarter Tecmo Events (Oct to Dec 2018)

30 Sep

This is a report of tecmo related events occurring in the 4th quarter of 2018. If your event is not listed email me at Email Mort

Include all relevant information. Description, links and videos. Send recaps if so desired.

Ongoing weekly events

Dmen Tap Tecmo League

Every Monday 5pm cst to whenever
Where:
Dmen Tap
Chicago, Il

Stream

Alternate stream twitch RetroSportsgamertom.

Retro Sports League

Every Monday 5pm cst to whenever

Where:
Dmen Tap
Chicago, Il

And various other locations in Chicago Il.

Stream
Alternate stream twitch RetroSportsgamertom.

October Events

10/20 New York City 8

10/20 Full Nelson Hardcore Green Bay

November Events

11/3 IOWA TECMO 5 Des Moines

December Events

Equalizer 2 Chicago 12/8/2018

Tapping in the passing game

15 Oct

Everyone knows how fast you tap determines if you win or lose grapples.  However, few people talk about the role tapping has in your QB play.  The only way to change a receiver is to tap A.  The better you are at tapping in syncopation then the better a passer you are.  You don’t need to be fast.  You need to be accurate.

The first thing you have to learn is to stop tapping.  Similar to the qb scramble drill.  It’s great to run with the qb.  It’s even better when you can stop before the line of scrimmage.  It’s great to tap through your options quick. But it will backfire if you have no control.

Here are a few tricks you can use.

1. Depending on the play find the wr you want to throw to.  Put the arrow on him.  Then press 4 or 5 quick taps of the A button followed by the B button.  You should throw to the same guy you started out as.

2. Arrow on primary.  Human defenders typically account for 2 players at once.  On some plays tap A twice or thrice and throw to third option.  Useful on R and S pass 2 to open up the tight end.

3. Approaching line of scrimmage.  Flash through the receivers right when you reach the line of scrimmage.  If you’re a real pro stop at the line, avoid drones and then go.

4. You notice everyone is open and one human defender in coverage.  He’s been reading your mind on who you want to throw to.  Let the play develop.  Then tap A 6-9 times before throwing.  Press B at random.  If you don’t know where it is going he doesn’t know.  Only use this tactic if nothing is working against someone.

5. Work on rapidly tapping 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and beyond.  The more control you have on tapping the more you can open in the pass game.

6. Remember Occam’s Razor.  Start with simple solutions.  Bring more complicated tricks as the game moves on.

7. Arrow trick.  Tap A after you throw.  Don’t have to do it every play but one arrow trick a game could be 7 easy points.  If you’re fast press A twice.  Double arrow trick is possible on an original nintendo.

 

Tap Meter

14 Oct

http://tecmoworld.com/viewtopic.php?f=1118&t=47916

 

Basically it’s a long term project to create a list from best tapper to worst tapper.  Just post or contact me about your tapping successes and failures.  I just need to know who you beat and who beats you.

A playbook for each defensive back.

9 Oct

Recently I’ve been experimenting with playbooks trying to make run 1, 2 and 4 more effective. What I came up with this. Certain plays are strong against some defenders and weaker against others. So why not have a playbook approach designed for each defensive back. Here is the playbook approach I am experimenting with. Then I am going to expand and experiment to match a playbook against each defense.

Let’s start with DB1. The top cornerback.

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The nice think about the second playbook is it takes out a strong LB1 at the same time.

Feel free to substitute on run 2, run 4 and pass 4 if you are better with different plays.

DB 2 bottom cornerback
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This playbook is weak against lb1. You might want to consider this playbook for teams like SD and NE.

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DB 3 top safety

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Now this is a new thing I am noticing in this playbook. These three motion runs can create blockers that follow the free safety. If you’re not comfortable with the plays try the DB 4 playbook.

DB 4 bottom safety

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I love on run 1 that one blocker will cut back and block the safety if he comes in to early.

Live at Dmen tap Oct 7th

8 Oct

Hey guys. Forgot to update a couple times live as I was busy updating the league. Here are a few notes about my games.

Ind vs Det

Like most league games I’m overpower by the offenses and defense I face. The key is contain, guess plays and luck. In this game I made a nice int but should have not let it go to overtime. It’s hard to have faith in the colts offesne. Which is why I go for it on the 4th down. Lesson learned. Punt the ball folks.

Jets vs Ind

My second game on stream was probably my most important game of the year. The key to winning as the colts is guessing plays early. With that I was able to force an early turnover on downs. Momentum didn’t vanish on me this game. My running and disciplined play call wore down the Jets defense. Securing a win that is key to my season.

PHX vs CLE hardcore

If you want a tip for hardcore tecmo here is one. No pro form runs up the middle. Again key to winning was getting a great start. I withstood a furious comeback and then scored last.

TB vs Minn hardcore

Tecmo is a fun game when everything goes your right. I once was quoted saying “I’ve been waiting all day to try that move”. That move was using DB2 tob ambush r and s sweep right. It’s hit or miss. In this game it was there every time I went for it. Having AC and whiskey Wade in good helps too.

Tecmo Bowl 30th Anniversary Tournament Omaha NE March 31st 2019

7 Oct
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Tecmo Bowl turns 30 next year. To celebrate we’re hosting a tournament.
​Saturday March 30th 2019 in Omaha Nebraska.
High stakes double elimination tourney with over $1,000 prize money.
Visit TecmoBowlNES.com for all the details, or fill out contact form below. 
  • Saturday March 30th 2019 @ Bigway Burger
  • $65 entry fee.  100% of fees go towards payouts
  • 1st place also wins a trophy
  • Event begins with 2 game opening round. Results are used to determine seed lines.  Once bracket is seeded, double elimination stage begins
  • The team selection process involves a coin toss, & offers options for both participants
  • A small set of gameplay rules will be observed

  • Hyperkin brand & RetroUSB brand equipment will be used.  Both systems offer HD output with 720 resolution on our HDTVs.
  • Official Tecmo/Nintendo cartridges w/ Eric Dickerson will be used
  • Field size anticipated between 16 & 20 players
  • Payout structure based on number of paid players
  • 2 players attending together will be placed on opposite sides of bracket to ensure they don’t face each other in early rounds
  • As of July 14th, 7 players are registered & paid from 3 different states, along with 2 Canadians.  See TecmoBowlNES.com for complete details.