Something that should be corrected...Technos, and not Tecmo, made this game. As far as the Famicom/NES version goes, it was part of the Kunio series in Japan along with Riki Kunio and River City Ransom. More specifically, the sports sub-series along with the Crash and the Boys games that came at the end of the NES' life cycle. At the time this was made Tecmo was too into setting up their Ninja Gaiden/Tecmo Bowl empire.

Still a damn fun game though...just like all the Kunio games.