Training videos

20 Mar

I’m posting a couple videos that I think will help you get better for Madison.  First is on Tom and I made last week.  It had some play by play anylsis and more.

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I’ve been following Trojan up in Green Bay for a few weeks.  I really like how he is doing analysis with his streaming.  It really forces him to admit to mistakes and try to find better strategies.

In this game I noticed a lot of improvement compared to a few weeks ago.  The main improvement is Trojan is guessing pass more often on defense.  Slowly but surely learning to contain runs on his own.  Which was something I had mentioned when reviewing an earlier game.

I highly recommend you follow him if you’re training for Madison and are new at this. Watch several of his games and you will get an ideal of what you need to break into the win column at these tournaments.


Team Review: Denver Broncos

16 Mar

Denver Broncos
A year after a super bowl appearance the 1990 Broncos went 5-11 and finished in last place. They would bounce back a year later to go 12-4 and win the division. In real life the Broncos were led by John Elway. in tecmo there standout players is Bobby Humphrey. Denver has a nice collection of pieces but a few holes here and there preventing them from being a great team.

Key Players (for entire roster go to
QB John Elway 25 ms 75 ps 31 pc
RB Bobby Humphrey 63 ms 38 rec
Wr Vance Johnson 50 MS 56 REC
Wr Mark Jackson 44 ms 69 rec
K David Treadwell 69 KA 31 AKB
LB Karl Mecklenburg 44 RP 50 MS 56 HP
LB4 Simon Fletcher 50 RP 56 MS 38 HP
DB Dennis Smith 44 RP 56 MS 44 INT
Team strength Qb Mobility, running the ball and Simon Fletcher can do the lb 4 lurch.
Team weaknesses Qb ball control and pass defense.
Best matchups.
Vs Dal, Wash, Pitt, Rams, TB, SD
Other possibilities
Minn, Det, Mia, Ari, Atl
Stretching it
Jets, Cin, Oak
Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Broncos

Team Review: Kansas City Chiefs

16 Mar

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs went 11-5 in 90 and 10-6 in 1991. On offense they are lead by a dynamic trio of Steve Deberg, Stephone Paige and Christian Okoye. The defense is led by Derrick Thomas. A legendary player whose life and carrer was cut short by a tragic accident in 2000. A very powerful and balanced team . Unlike the top 4 teams in the game the Chiefs are used often in tourney play.

Key Players (for entire roster go to
QB Steve DeBerg 6 MS 63 PC
RB Christian Okoye 63 RS 75 RP 50 MS 94 HP 19 rec
Wr Stephone Paige 50 MS 75 rec
K Nick Lowery 81 KA 81 AKB
DL Neil Smith 44 RP 50 MS 63 HP
LB Derrick Thomas 56 RP, 63 MS 69 HP
LB Percy Snow 50 RP 56 MS 56 HP 31 INT
DB Kevin Ross 50 MS 56 INT
DB Dennis Smith 44 RP 56 MS 44 INT
Team strength Passing running, run defense and the best FG kicker in the game
Team weaknesses Pass defense and a big talent gap on offense between the big 3 and the rest of the skill position players.
Best matchups.
Vs Chi, Rai, Cin, Mia, Phi
Other possibilities
Minn, Det, Buff, Wash, Rams
Stretching it
Watch the video below as we go further in depth Chiefs

Team Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9 Mar

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The 1990 Buccaneers went 6-10 and then went back to there normal performance with a 3-13. The one thing the Bucs had going for them that year was Wayne Haddix. He had seven career interceptions and three TD’s. Which was just enough to make him the best defensive back in Tecmo Super Bowl. The only other notable is Vinny Testaverdeto who would have a long NFL career. Twenty one seasons in the NFL as a QB.

Key Players (for entire roster
QB Vinny Testaverde 31 Ms 56 Pc
RB Gary Anderson 50 MS 50 REC
RB Reggie Cobb 94 hp
Wr Mark Carrier 44 MS 63 REC
Te Ron Hall 38 MS 44 HP 44 REC
K Steve Christie 69 KA 75 AKB
DB Wayne Haddix 56 RP 75 MS 75 INT
Team strength QB mobility, interceptions and Wayne Haddix
Team weaknesses bad drones, run defense.
Best matchups.
Vs Dal, Wash, Pitt, Rams, Den
Other possibilities
SD, Minn, Det, Mia, Ari, Atl,
Stretching it
Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Buccaneers.


Team Review: Minnesota Vikings

9 Mar

Minnesota Vikings:
The 1990 Vikings went 6-10 and improved to 8-8 in 91. The Vikings squad was very talented but could not get the results on the field. The teams stand out players are safeties Joey Browner and Anthony Carter. The Vikings are a very balanced team. Stud players make them a threat at running, passing, run defense and pass defense.

Key Players

(For entire roster go to
QB Wade Wilson 13 Ms and 44 PC
RB Hershel Walker 44 Ms
Wr Anthony Carter 44 RS 56 MS 75 REC
Te Steve Jordan 44 MS 63 HP 56 REC
DL Chris Coleman 44 RP 50 MS 69 HP 31 INT
LB Mark Merriweather 44 RP 50 MS 56 HP 44 INT
LB Keith Millard 50 RP 63 MS 69 HP
DB Carl Lee 50 RP 63 MS 50 INT
DB Joey Browner 50 RP 63 MS 69 INT
Team strength receiving, interceptions and good drones.
Team weaknesses running back and QB are average.
Best matchups.
Vs Det, Cin, Wash, Mia, Rams, Sd
Other possibilities
Den, Rai, Chi, TB, Phi
Stretching it
Pitt, KC
Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Vikings.

Team Review: Green Bay Packers

2 Mar

Green Bay Packers
The 1990 Packers went 6-10 and dropped to 4-12 in 91. Thankfully for Packers fans it was the end of a long period of futility between the stand out play of the 60’s and 1993 onward. The teams best player is Sterling Sharpe. One of the best wr’s of the day but his career was cut short by injury. Never forget Sterling Sharpe is always open. His hands skills are so great that he even caught himself upon exiting the womb.
Green Bay is an offensive powerhouse on the lower end of the game. Yet they have little on defense.

Key Players

( for entire roster go to
QB Don Majkowski 25 Ms and 50 PC
RB Keith Woodside 44 Ms
RB Michael Haddix 94 hp
WR Sterling Sharpe 50 ms, 75 rec
DL Bob Nelson 69 RP, 38 ms, 56 hp
LB Tim Harris 50 RP 50 MS 56 HP
DB Jerry Holmes 44 MS 50 int
DB Mark Murphy 44 MS 50 int

Team strength running the ball, QB mobility, Sterling Sharpe.
Team weaknesses lots of bad drones, weak ol and not too many good choices for manned defender.
Best matchups.
Vs Sea, Cle, No, Nyj
Other possibilities
Ne, Atl, Ind, Phx
Stretching it
Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Packers.

Team Review Detroit Lions

2 Mar

(Detroit Lions
Part of an ongoing project to do a write up each team in Tecmo
Thanks to Tom (The Retro Sports Gamer) for doing the videos.  Please give me some feedback on the write up and video.  Also follow Tom’s channel as we broadcast these live.  Next Wednesday we will review Minn and TB if time allows us to do two again.  I want to keep the write up short but have the key information.

The 1990 Detroit Lions featured in TSB went 6-10 and then won the NFC Central in 1991 with a 12-4 record. They featured Barry Sanders who is in goat conversations for the RB position. Barry is the second best RB in tecmo and it’s hard to stop the Det offense when Barry, Rodney Peete and Mel Gray get in a groove.
Key players

(for entire roster go to

QB Rodney Peete 31 Ms and 44 PC
QB Andre Ware 25 Ms but 38 pc
RB Barry Sanders 69 Ms
RB Mel Gray 56 Ms
WR Richard Johnson 75 rec but only 19 Ms
DL Jerry Ball 69 hp
LB Michael Cover 50 to 56 Ms, 50 hp
LB Chris Spielman 44 rp, 50 ms, 56 HP
DB William White 44 rp 56 Ms 56 HP 56 int
Team strength running the ball, QB mobility and several usable defenders.
Team weaknesses lots of bad drones, weak ol, bad kicker, low QB PC, very little HP in skill positions on offense and slow wr core.
Best matchups.
Vs Minn, Mia, Rams, Wash, Cin
Other possibilities
Den, TB, Dal, Phi
Stretching it
Oak, Chi, Pitt
Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Lions.