Having already revived Tecmo Bowl on the DS last year (to middling results), Tecmo now plans to bring a more simplistic brand of gridiron action to the Wii with Family Fun Football.

As the name telegraphs, the game is planned squarely for the casual market. There will be 10 unique teams (no NFL license, of course, given EA's exclusivity) that have varying player attributes. The game will also offer a simple playbook that "makes it easy for everyone to learn and understand the game of football," and in a Mario Kart-style nod, random power-ups will be awarded throughout games through a slot-style system, which temporarily increase a player's speed, strength, passing, and interception abilities.

And of course, because this is a casual Wii sports game, there is the legally mandated inclusion of 10 mini-games, although none were detailed in the press release. Players will also be able to unlock the option to play as Miis, as well. Full Details Below.


Simple Playbook: Catering to the casual gamers, Family Fun Football offers a coaching playbook that makes it easy for everyone to learn and understand the game of football.

Colorful Stadiums: There will be a total of five stadiums that include a fun mix of realistic and fantasy worlds such as a space themed stadium.

Power-ups: During gameplay, each player can be rewarded with a power-up from a slot-style system that can enhance certain attributes including speed, strength, passing, and interception for a limited amount of time.

Mini-Games: Ten fun and simple mini-games can be played with up to four players.

Teams: Ten unique teams with their own attributes that players can choose to play competitively with.

Mascot Mode: Players can play as their default character or their team's mascot in Mascot Mode! Mascots include animals, aliens and robots and additional, unlockable mascot heads.

Mii Compatibility: Unlock the ability to play as your Mii and load in your own caricatures and play against your friends' and family's Miis for a more personal experience.

Developed by Seamless Entertainment, the Wii exclusive Family Fun Football is scheduled for a fall 2009 release. The game has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

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