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Madden NFL 97

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PlayStation
80
5.0
SEGA Saturn
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0.0
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Description

The Madden football series makes its debut on the 32-bit consoles with Madden NFL 97. Like the PC version, the game moves into the world of polygonal 3D graphics, but has a unique set of modes, teams and options.

The game includes the 30 teams of the 1996 NFL season, the 1996 All-Madden team plus 68 classic teams from NFL history. Playing modes include Exhibition, Season and Tournament. All scheduled games during a season can be either played or simulated. The tournament is for either 8 or 16 players in single elimination mode. The game also includes the 30 team's home stadiums plus one extra arena in Hawaii.

Many features introduced in previous titles are reused here: variable weather (including night games), injuries and substitutions, ten different penalties (all adjustable), two skill levels, a bluffing mode for play calling, color commentary by John Madden, instant replays, and team roster editing with player creation (stats are set from a point pool), trading, releasing and signing of free agents. Player records and season progress can be saved to memory card/backup RAM. A new feature is the possibility to change which team is controlled at any time during a game.

During a game, the stadiums are rendered in polygonal texture-mapped 3D, with only the players, referees and ball as bitmaps. The game allows to choose from eight different camera perspectives, including views from the end zones and sidelines, a diagonal view and a "classic cam" emulating the perspective of earlier titles in the series on Genesis and SNES.

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Madden NFL 97 SEGA Saturn Loading.. Screen
Madden NFL 97 SEGA Saturn Title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Oct 22, 2008 A- 91
Joypad SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Oct, 1996 9.1 out of 10 91
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 B+ 83
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Mar 15, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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