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Tecmo Super Bowl Hacking Guru – Bruddog

Dave Brude (Bruddog) has been looking under the hood of Tecmo Super Bowl for years.

His twitter feed (@BruddogTecmo) is a-flurry with the progress on his latest project: commenting on the source code for TSB.

Bruddog’s Twitter Avatar – @BruddogTecmo

“This has been a ridiculous amount of work, but I enjoy it as well. It would be something cool to give back to the [online Tecmo Super Bowl] community.”

It can’t be understated how valuable Brude’s contributions have been to the Tecmo community. He is a moderator and frequent presence on TecmoBowl.org, where he leads and responds to discussions concerning the brass tacks of TSB.

Does all of this nuts and bolts info give him an advantage when it comes to tournament play?

“Probably not any more so than many other top competitors,” says Brude. “Many of the probabilities and inner workings of the game have been shared amongst the community, so there isn’t much edge to be had from the inner workings of the game as there might have been in the past.”

While Brude’s work has unearthed secrets that can help players elevate their game, much of Brude’s Tecmo study has resulted in fun twists of the classic title. Brude cites two hacks as his favorites.

DL pushing back OL in the push-pull hack.

In October 2013, he released an amazing hack that caused players engaged in grappling to slide backwards or forwards depending on their hitting power. This “Push-pull” hack gives depth to the game’s realism, but also gives the gameplay an added eye-popping element.

Given that it affects scoring, perhaps even more game-altering is his two-point conversion hack.

“That one eluded people for so long,” says Brude.

Two-point conversions play a critical role in TSB, especially in games between top competitors where possessions are a premium.

Matches that enter halftime with a one point difference are a prime example. If you’re the losing team, you may want to go for two if you score a Touchdown to make the match a 7-point game. Then again, the winning team may dare to go for two if they score first, hoping to make the match a two-score game.

When it comes to competitive Tecmo Bowl, Brude admits he leans toward passing and big plays, but he’s not stringent on this method.

“You have to be fairly adaptable to keep moving on since there are so many styles of teams you can be forced to play within a tournament setting,” says Brude.

“I definitely adapt my game plan depending on the teams being used and the opponent. With some of the top competitors you know some of their tendencies and adjust accordingly but when you play someone new you have to feel them out a little bit and see what they like to do.”

Bruddog has been one of Tecmo Madison’s consistent competitors. He has advanced to the Round of 32 in each of his last three three Madison appearances.

“It was great to see two new competitors make the championship, and specifically Joeygats since we had spent a good amount of time practicing against each other online before the tourney,” says Brude.

“Of course it’s always great to see the friends you’ve made in the community. Living on the west coast, it’s the only time of year I really have a chance to hang out with them in person.”

On April 8th, Bruddog will seek to get his circadian rhythm in check where he faces the competitive pool at Tecmo Madison XIII. Look for him to get that West Coast offense pumping all the way to another Round of 32 bid.

Bruddog made an awesome, awesome ROM to utilize in practice against the COM or your buddies. Download the ROM, fire up your emulator of choice (PC | Mac) and get to training!

Read Bruddog’s player profile: http://tecmomadison.com/player-profile-bruddog/

Not sure what match to call for practice or just want to have a random Tecmo Madison match created? This is the ROM for you.

This will randomly pick a match from a set of 64 matches typically used in Tecmo Madison matchup calls.

MATCHUPS:
IND, N.E
N.E, SEA
CLE, G.B
CLE, SEA
CLE, PHX
PHX, NYJ
PHX, DAL
PHX, PIT
DAL, NYJ
ATL, PHX
ATL, DAL
ATL, DEN
ATL, N.O
N.O, PHX
N.O, G.B
N.O, DEN
N.O, NYJ
DAL, PIT
PIT, N.O
PIT, NYJ
PIT, S.D
PIT, T.B
PIT, DEN
S.D, DEN
S.D, WAS
S.D, K.C
S.D, T.B
RAMS, S.D
RAMS, T.B
DET, S.D
DET, CIN
T.B, ATL
T.B, WAS
MIN, DET
MIN, WAS
MIN, RAMS
MIN, MIA
MIN, CIN
MIN, T.B
MIA, RAMS
MIA, CIN
MIA, DET
CIN, T.B
CIN, CHI
CIN, DEN
CIN, S.D
CIN, RAMS
CIN, K.C
CHI, RAI
CHI, MIA
CHI, PHI
CHI, K.C
CHI, RAMS
CHI, S.D
PHI, NYG
K.C, RAI
K.C, MIA
RAI, MIA
RAI, NYG
RAI, PHI
NYG, RAI
NYG, BUF
BUF, HOU
S.F, HOU

Source: http://tecmobowl.org/files/file/523-tpc_tsb_tapmeter_madison_matches_v3/

Name: Dave Brude
Handle: bruddog
Known As: bruddog (brew-dog)
Madison Record: 12-4
Madison Champion: N/A
Elite 8 Appearances: N/A

No one tournament player has delved deeper into the inner workings of the game than Bruddog. He has plumbed the depths of the code, done notation on it, and has revealed more insight into the game than any tournament player ever. This depth of knowledge actually has a practical application in tournament play – He literally knows what’s wrong with your team, what’s best about his team, and what is going to happen if certain players interact with each other. This makes Bruddog an incredibly difficult player to play against because you can’t overcome the knowledge deficit. Unfortunately, this knowledge has yet to translate into deep runs in the tournament. Partly, it’s luck – the draw at times has been very unforgiving for him; however, the other part is that Bruddog cannot tap. Being the worst tapper in the world is not a detriment to a player’s game, but he seems to find himself in situations too often where his lack of tapping causes all kinds of issues. This forces him to play almost perfectly, which is a difficult thing to do over the course of 9+ games.

Bruddog’s play style is a wonderful thing to watch. His playbook is no different than anyone else’s at the top level. It’s how he plays the playbook out that is the best thing about his game. He rarely has a play called, he doesn’t lean on any one play, he throws when the opponent calls run on defense, he runs when the opponent calls pass on defense, he mixes up his plays effectively, and doesn’t make many mistakes. He is a highly technical player who thrives in matchups that tend to favor those with the best skill and knowledge depth. He seeks out matchups and teams that give him incremental edges across the field and uses his knowledge to compound those increments into victories. His losses come to superior tappers that know how to isolate Bruddog as a ball carrier or isolate Bruddog as the lone defender; or he loses to players through matchups that require little knowledge to maximize advantages.

Bruddog is the Tecmo version of Bill Belichick. He is the consummate student of Tecmo with knowledge unparalleled at the tournament level. His experience and ability to play with any team in any potential way make him a difficult opponent. He can overcome most anything opponents throw at him. However, the inability to adjust his game to accommodate his lack of tapping is – like Belichick’s maniacal belief in his way over all others – a flaw in an otherwise great player.

Bruddog is one of our picks to make a deep run at Tecmo Madison XIII. Do you think Tecmo XIII is his year?

Bruddog had an epic battle vs Drake in the online tournament, Thunderdome IX Round of 20. This is worth 20mins of your time.
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