Tecmo Bowl (NES) is the Retro Game of the Day for 24 May, 2016

Though I’m not a huge fan of American Football (or “handegg”, as I like to call it, because you mostly don’t use your feet to manipulate the ball, and the “ball” looks more like an egg), you have to love oversimplified, arcadey versions of sports games (see also: NBA Jam).  Tecmo Bowl is one of the few American Football games I enjoy exactly because of this simplification to the point of it being just a pure game without all of the strange rules (onside kicks?  really?) and head trauma of the real thing.

And also, you get to hear the game say “Hut” over and over and over… and over… and over… and over…