yes it is very basic. although its archaic design is memorable(reliving childhood tecmo bowl) the game could have benefitted from a modernization. come on guys we are in the '00 going on '10 you can do much better than copy and pasting an old NES port to the DS. the technology is better so step it up. do it again!!! only better!!!
This is so much like the NES Tecmo Bowl or Tecmo Super Bowl. It stresses quality nostalgic gameplay over graphics. The fatal flaw is that its multiplayer is multi-cart only, not single cart. This game is NOT good enough to just play 1 player. Playing 1 on 1 with your friends is fun, but not good enough to convince your friends to get it or to waste two gamefly slots on it.
If it were single cart 2-player, I could give it an 8 or 9. But it isn't good enough to play by yourself and not good enough to beg your friends to get it.
The teams are college and controls are intuitive and it is a fun port of the NES title. However it is too basic and it would be nice to have NFL and ability to have timeouts and maybe reviews; worth a rent but at most a short term buy.