As a child of the times, I loved playing Tecmo Super Bowl on Nintendo. I figure you might well have been in the same boat. When I write about college football games I usually stick to the EA Sports series. However, I was feeling a bit nostalgic today and wanted to talk about a hack of the classic Tecmo Super Bowl that I was introduced to back in college: Tecmo Rose Bowl 2002.
This version of Tecmo has 28 Division I (FBS) schools (click here to see all of the teams). The rosters from the 2002 season are featured in the game. I really enjoyed the 2002 season in real life and there's players on every roster that are fun to use.
I hadn't played the game in awhile but started up my NES emulator today and whipped Pitt 42-0 with LSU (sorry Pitt fans).
Beyond playing exhibition games or All-Star games you can play a full NFL style season (including playoffs) and put up big stats to climb up the leaderboard. In short, it's Tecmo Super Bowl with some of the best college teams from 2002 subbed in.
If you want to get in on some of this action you can go here to download the rom. There are a few different options for the emulator, but I use this one.