Tecmo NBA Unrivaled News Post

2D-X has posted an interview with Ray Murakawa, Producer of Tecmo NBA Unrivaled.

2D-X: "Is Tecmo NBA Unrivaled a sim, an over the top romp like NBA Jam, or somewhere in between?"

Ray: "The last thing we want to do is compete with the classics. We drilled deep into what all of those games in the past were about and thought to ourselves, “What if we imagined that we were in the nineties, what would blow us away? How can we make our game feel and look like no other basketball game out?” So we started from the ground up. We incorporated 8-Way controls to echo back to the D-pad and joystick era, and we put a focus on uncompromised response and twitch gameplay. We basically wanted to make a 2D game within a 3D universe, something most recent “retro style games” just do superficially.

To answer your question, it’s not a no-holds-barred free for all like some arcade games, so you can’t throw elbows and punches to steal. We wanted to build a game with enough strategy and rules to keep the matches interesting like Tecmo Super NBA, but we also wanted crazy dunks and arcade visuals to keep the excitement up."

Game: Tecmo NBA UnrivaledHype Score: 3.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes for game: 3 - View All
Member Comments
# 1 boomhauertjs @ 10/20/09 07:32 AM
Interesting...I'll at least check out a demo if there is one.
# 2 TreyIM2 @ 10/20/09 10:03 AM
This sounds like a hot bowl of garbage. Tecmo, go home...Lol.
Nah, but this does sound like that hot bowl I just mentioned yet I'll definitely check out the demo. I used to own both Tecmo Basketball games on the NES and SNES but I was a kid, then, so this game won't suit me, now.
# 3 jyoung @ 10/20/09 11:58 AM
Tecmo's last couple of attempts at updating the Tecmo Super Bowl franchise have been dismal, so it's hard to get excited about this one.
# 4 NC State-31 UNC-27 @ 10/20/09 05:04 PM
Tecmo Basketball was awesome. I want this
# 5 Hassan Darkside @ 10/22/09 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by gamer23
this looks arcade like
What are you talking about?


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