John Madden Football

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Critic Score User Score
Amiga
86
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Genesis
83
3.3
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Description

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.

Screenshots

John Madden Football Genesis Tactical options
John Madden Football Genesis Title screen
John Madden Football Amiga This kick is no good
John Madden Football Genesis Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "John Madden American Football" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jan, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Raze Genesis Feb, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1990 36 out of 40 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Feb, 1991 904 out of 1000 90
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 09, 2010 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 04, 2000 C- 42

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Mega Drive version of John Madden Football appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Best console game - 16 Bit
  • InDin (INdustry DINner - a gathering of UK industry people)
    • 1990 - voted as Videogame of the Year (Genesis version

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