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Tecmo Bowl debuted at arcades all over America in 1988. A year later, the game really took off when it came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System, otherwise known as NES. Tecmo will always have a special place in the hearts of fans and players a like, mostly because it was the first console game that enabled you to play as actual NFL players. 12 teams, four play selection options, you know the deal. Tecmo has obviously been eclipsed by other franchises like Madden, but the nostalgia remains. In fact, some users have gone as far as to replicate actual plays from the NFL playoffs. Yeah, we weren’t sure at first either. Combine famous calls, some of the most memorable plays in playoff history, and some arcade 80s graphics/music, and you get one of the coolest ways to relive the moment. So, from Dwight Clark’s catch at Candlestick to Tracy Porter’s pick six against Peyton, get hyped for the Conference championships with, The Greatest NFL Playoff Tecmo Bowl Recreations.

Written by Adam Silvers (@silversurfer103)