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John Madden Football '93

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
77
3.9
SNES
76
3.4
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Description

Another update in the Madden football series. New this time are some graphics and animations, including an animated coin toss and some player moves. New gameplay features are no-huddle offense and a stop clock play.

There are 28 teams from the '92-'93 season, two All Madden teams and 8 Greatest Ever teams.

Game modes are the usual pre-season, regular season, sudden death and playoffs. A special playoff mode for the 8 greatest teams is also available.

The Genesis version features John Madden's digitized commentary speech and a battery-backed RAM for saving playoff results and player stats.

Screenshots

John Madden Football '93 Genesis The ball is up in the air...
John Madden Football '93 SNES The Japanese version features a new introduction. Instead of Madden "talking", we get the game's logo through the screens...
John Madden Football '93 SNES The crowd cheer a successful play
John Madden Football '93 Genesis Sacked! The audience reacts to that...

Alternate Titles

  • "Pro Football '93" -- Japanese Genesis & SNES title

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

Pro Football: Pure and Simple SNES Lawnmower Man (140)
One of the best video game sports titles ever! Genesis Mark Weber (16)

The Press Says

N-Force SNES Jan, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Apr 24, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Apr 24, 2013 16 out of 20 80
All Game Guide SNES 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joypad Genesis Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1993 9 out of 12 75
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 20, 2000 B- 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Feb, 1993 8 out of 12 67

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Best Madden Game Of The 90's 3 St. Martyne (3539)
Dec 19, 2007

Trivia

References to the game

This game is referenced in the Spice 1 song Strap on the Side with the lyrics of "And like John Madden 93, "BOOM!!! He's on his back!" which is also a line often uttered in this game by John Madden.

Re-releases

The Genesis version is featured in Madden NFL 2002 for PS1, only renamed as John Madden Classic. The Genesis version is also included on the bonus disc of Madden NFL: XX Years (Collector's Edition) for PS3 and Xbox 360, but was renamed Madden NFL '93, and had the rosters updated to those of the 2008-2009 season.

Sales

The game was EA's #1 seller of 1994.

Information also contributed by Alaka, M4R14N0 and Robbb
Contributed to by Terok Nor (19553)