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SNESThe Video Game Critic
The first thing I noticed about Madden NFL '95 is how it plays the actual NFL theme during the title screen! If that's not enough to get you psyched up, EA has also eliminated those cheesy passing windows! No question about it, Madden '95 marks a major step forward for the series. The players now have shadows, although this slightly muddles the visuals. New animations include straight-arms, high stepping, quarterback slides, and selectable touchdown dances!! Building on the previous year's winning effort, this game could not be touched.
Ganz eindeutig versucht EA, die Käufer zu veräppeln. Den einst so ersehnten, motivationsfördernden und bei der 94er-Version auch integrierten 94er-Version integrierten Ligamodus einfach herauszunehmen, um womöglich ein Verkaufsargument für die sicherlich folgende 96er-Variante zu haben, ist ein Frechheit und führt zur Abwertung!
This release offers just as much pigskin pleasure as it's forerunners and while there are improvements over Madden '94 many loyal fans may find the pace of change to be too slow to merit adding this one to their video gaming library.
Madden fans will not be disappointed with the '95 game. It has all of the features Madden players have been asking for and is truly a superior product. Taking into account the strength of the NFL game and the improvements in the game's engine, while also looking at the game's offensive imbalances, Madden '95 scores in the same range as Walsh '95 and Sega's College Football.
While SNES owners get a few extras when they buy Madden NFL '95, Genesis owners shouldn't despair. Apart from the slightly less impressive graphics and sound there is little else about the Genesis version that has a negative effect on the excitement level.
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
This was the first Madden game to be endorsed by both the NFL and the NFL Players Association. The graphics look very realistic - the players are properly proportioned without the black outlines, and the animation is improved dramatically. But the biggest innovation is the elimination of the passing windows! Now the receivers are each assigned a button, just like the modern football video games. New moves include straight-arms and high steps. This was the first Madden which let you execute two-point conversions. The sound is crystal clear, and the game moves along at a brisk pace. My friend Eric and I actually jumped when the referee shot a gun (!?!) signaling the end of a quarter. This is truly a great football game!
SNESVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
No football season would be complete without the release of the latest Madden games for the SNES and Genesis. While each retains the same overall look from last year, both carts feature new graphics and animation. The players have been digitized and are much more realistic looking compared to the previous games. Since the SNES can show more colors and objects on the screen than the Genesis, it has a bit more flash, like detailed stadium graphics, team names in the end zones and a "hang time" clock.
GenesisVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
The improvement in the Genesis graphics over last year is much more striking; the players now look part of the game instead of sprites pasted on a background. Both games include detailed new animations such as stiff-arms, high-stepping and on the Genesis there's even one-handed catches.
The two biggest complaints about Madden games usually focus on the limited plays and the weak computer competition. EA Sports solves both problems in Madden NFL '95 for the Genesis, earning it a place among the best football simulations ever.
If you're a die-hard football fanatic, then the new features make Madden '95 worth owning. If you're not a die-hard fan, then consider it a must-rental. Either way, you've got to play this game.
SNESElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This game rules with new and bigger player and touchdown animations, new defenses and all the new rules. Kick-offs from the 30 yard line and two point conversions make this game rule on the gaming gridiron. I had fun from the time I plugged in this game and broke every world record in it. This game kicks major butt. If you loved football like I do, you'll love it.
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I've been dedicated fan of the Madden series. This year's version has my vote! New animations of players are welcome, as are the new plays that Madden has designed. Madden NFL '95 has many more features and options that you will enjoy like the specific injuries that happen on the field. Another great upgrade for all Madden fans!
Ett bra spel har blivit bättre, men tyvärr inte så bra att det kan bli toppbetyg. För det hade det behövts lite bättre inställningsfunktioner för säsongsspelet. Actionfaktorn är dock hög så räkna med många timmar framför tv:n.
On the video game front, no challenge equals no fun. If I didn't want to have fun sitting in front of my monitor, then I'd be practicing on my WordPerfect skills. We've come to expect great things from the Madden creators and EA Sports but, frankly, this falls way short of any body's expectations.
GenesisAll Game Guide
The computer is not a great opponent as usual though. Especially if you have played your way through this videogame series which began with John Madden Football in 1990. The computer opponents may be getting better but so are you. Nevertheless, Madden NFL 95 is a great game that football fans and even non-football fans will find very enjoyable.
Madden '95 ziet er zeker niet slecht uit hoewel je er een beetje van in de war raakt, zijn de mogelijkheden zeer uitgebreid. Met name de mogelijkheid om van tevoren allerlei strategische patronen (plays) in te stellen, zal je even tijd kosten. Binnen de sportspelletjes is American Football een buitenbeentje maar dat is na het zoveelste voetbalspel misschien juist wel aardig.
Sure, the old games were way too easy, but they were so much more fun to play with other people that its ridiculous. Even with four players via the EA four-way adapter, the multi-player experience just doesn't compare at all to the arcade style of gameplay in Madden '93 or '94. Overall, the steps forward with the features give Madden '95 more single-player replay value than the previous games, but the steps backwards with the gameplay and controls really take the fun out of the game. Madden NFL '95 introduced a few things to the series that we take for granted these days in our nearly flawlessly simulated game, and for that it deserves respect. If you're only a casual retro gamer, looking for a Madden to pick up for your collection, I'd say keep looking. If you're a football nuthead like me, I'd say pick it up, and play a season with your favorite team. It's better than average 16-bit football and a decent game to be had for a great price.