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John Madden Football

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Unlike the first computer versions, this game originated on consoles and focuses on the action on the field instead of detailed strategy. There is still a detailed range of moves available, all grouped for quick selection.

Game play modes include regular season, playoffs and sudden death. The game features 16 regular teams plus one All-Madden team, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Play actions include selecting a pass recipient as a play unfolds, block tackles, dives and sackings. Different weather conditions come into play when it's wet, snowy or muddy.


John Madden Football Amiga Screen is full of EA logos
John Madden Football SNES ...and this...
John Madden Football SNES Game Setup Interface
John Madden Football Amiga Another title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Pro Football" -- Japanese title
  • "John Madden American Football" -- European title

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The Press Says

Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Génération 4 Genesis Jan, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Genesis Jan, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Apr, 1992 9 out of 12 75 Genesis Aug 09, 2010 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide SNES 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
The Video Game Critic SNES Aug 26, 2004 F 0


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The Sega release was voted as Videogame of the Year at the 1990 InDin (INdustry DINner, a gathering of UK industry people) awards.
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