Tecmo Bowl Play Books
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The playbook for each team is vital to their success. The roster for each Tecmo Bowl team is important for offensive success, but the set of plays is the ultimate factor in how good the offense can be. Another key item concerning the playbook is how well suited a team is to defend it as well. That's where the match-ups ultimately take hold.
We consider this the best playbook in the game. The routes are spread apart far enough that with some patience Jack Trudeau can hit some underneath stuff. The playbook completely overcomes his weak arm. Dickerson's speed and the blocking schemes make the run plays pretty deadly.
Pretty solid all around. Good routes and targets spread far apart. Craig is always a great check down receiver with good speed on pass 2. When the defense makes a bad call, there's a lot of receivers wide open with any play-call. Quick strikes galore!
Classic example of unspectacular players excelling with a great playbook. Both pass plays will gain nice yards as the routes are spread out nicely, and pass 1 offers a dump off to Kevin Mack.
The Giants run plays are pretty standard but effective. Pass 1 is unspectacular as the routes all end close to each other, especially with Simms' mediocre arm. Pass 2 is the go-to pass play for New York. The key is to get Bavaro the ball on Pass 2 near the sideline & he gets yards after the catch.
Decent top run play gives the top DBs some problems, and will negate some of the better top side defensive players. Pass 2 is pretty solid with Darrin Nelson coming out of the backfield.
Pretty much as vanilla of a playbook as it gets in Tecmo Bowl. Nuff said.
Use the Raiders speed for this playbook to be effective. Obviously Bo is quick, and Allen too. There's speed in the passing game with Christensen and Brown, despite Schroeder's less than strong arm. The pass routes are spread out nicely here, and you can do real damage when the running game is working well.
Nothing too flashy here, other than the shot gun play which is pretty nice...especially with Herschel Walker going out for a pass, which can really be deadly. Pass 1 is great when you catch the defense in a run call.
Other than the shotgun play, pass 1 & 2 are pretty vanilla. The good news is that Marino's cannon of an arm makes those passes hard to defend, even with some of the fastest defenders. Typically we just quickly rifle passes out after the snap for 6-7 yard gains.
Seattle's playbook overall isn't bad. By not having elite players, it does hinder it a bit. No facet of the offense is very explosive. Pass 1 is pretty good as you have 3 receivers all spaced out nicely.
Denver has a pretty dangerous run game and when that's clicking, it really opens the passing game up. Denver has a set of slow receivers, so that somewhat offsets Elway's strong arm.
Chicago Bears playbook:
Chicago's playbook is a bit conservative in the passing game. The run plays are adequate, especially with Walter Payton carrying the ball.
The pass plays typically don't net you large chunks of yardage, especially if the deep WR covered, but the dump off pass to Payton on pass 1 can be deadly.
Defend it: Go with a lot of Run 1 & the top DE, & then occasionally switch to a pass call & a bottom defender to get the deep WR covered by the computer to slow them down in the air.
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