OS Roundtable: Best 16-bit Sports Game

This is a discussion on OS Roundtable: Best 16-bit Sports Game within the Operation Sports Content forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > The News Desk > Operation Sports Content
NBA Live 19 Review
NBA 2K19 Review
NASCAR Heat 3 Review
Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
Executive Editor
RaychelSnr's Arena
OVR: 57
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 5,663
Blog Entries: 490
OS Roundtable: Best 16-bit Sports Game

This week, we are going old school for our roundtable here at OS. And we want to go that route because many of our writers grew up playing 16-bit sports games on the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis.

So after 10-plus years have passed and the dust has begun to settle, our writers now want to debate which games were the best of that era by answering the roundtable question:

RaychelSnr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 11-17-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
rudyjuly2's Arena
OVR: 75
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kingsville, ON
Posts: 13,936
Blog Entries: 110
Tecmo Super Bowl, NHL 94 and NBA Live 95 were great games. Tecmo is obvious but even a hockey basher like myself played a ton of NHL 94 on the SNES. And NBA Live 95 was the first FUN year of basketball in forever. Totally an offensive game and guys like Mark Price were nearly automatic from downtown but an absolute blast to play. Played all of those games a lot.
rudyjuly2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #3
Hall Of Fame
DJ's Arena
OVR: 47
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,898
Blog Entries: 101
Man, if I can only pick one game, I would have to go with NHL 94. That was the game I played the most, both multi-player and single-player.

NBA Live 95 was great fun, too and Tecmo Super Bowl was also a ton of fun.

The 16-bit era was a great time to be a gamer.
DJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
StormJH1's Arena
OVR: 13
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
If you're being objective here, the answer has to be NHL 94. For one, it was available on both consoles, which doubled the potential following. But there are still people who love to play that game today, and many of the recent NHL games (which are also very good) have been going back to their roots to recapture some of what made NHL 94 so fun. Tecmo Bowl and Griffey Baseball were fun in their day, but I don't see anyone interested in emulating that gameplay in modern form.

I do have to agree with "Swingers" that there's a special place in my heart for NHLPA '93 over NHL '94, but since the latter merged the league and PA licenses and added one-timers, it's probably the better example of the franchise to hold up as an example.
StormJH1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #5
bigjake62505's Arena
OVR: 22
Join Date: Mar 2008
Blog Entries: 4
I liked the nhl series and ken griffiy was one of my favorites. Triple play baseball was awsome. I probally played Joe Montana football a ton 93'-94'
bigjake62505 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
OVR: 23
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
Blog Entries: 7
NBA Jam was cool, as were some of the later NHL games. I don't think I ever played Tecmo Bowl on the actual consoles (I have played it on an emulator).
Cryolemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
All Star
OVR: 55
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan
Blog Entries: 29
I played the hell out of NHL 94 and Tecmo Super Bowl III (along with almost every other tecmo super bowl). i'd have to give the edge to TSB III for myself because of the early roster management, expansion of playcalling and the fact that football is my favorite sport far and away. Progressing players was a blast.
CreatineKasey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 03:45 PM   #8
Or should I
catcatch22's Arena
OVR: 23
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 3,720
For me its a tie. Joe Montana NFL Football 94 is easily one of the best sports games in the 16 bit era. Every team had it's own playbook. Houston, Atlanta and Detroit had the Run and Shoot, 46 defense was in there, option pass tree routes where receivers ran routes based on the timing of the pass. Play by play announcer. Dynamic weather conditions. Best graphics by far. Complete stats for all the teams. Substitions, man in motion. A 3D filed allowing you to see 35-40 yards down the field when passing. The ability to pick a spot to throw to instead of just pressing a button to throw to a receiver.

World Series Baseball 95. Even by today's standards, easily and I mean easily one of the best sports games made today. Different stadiums for each and every team. Graphics were outstanding. Cursor hitting for the first time in a baseball game. Classic Home Run Derby with Ruth, Mays and Aaron like the old black and white tv show.

Without question those 2 were lighty years ahead of their time. And unlike the other games that have gotten better as the series moved on to other consoles these 2 were the pinnacle and have yet been equalled in many of their gameplay mechanics.

World Series Baseball 95
Joe Montana NFL Football 94
catcatch22 is offline  
Reply With Quote

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > The News Desk > Operation Sports Content »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 AM.

Top -