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Madden NFL 99

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MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
88
3.8
PlayStation
85
2.6
Windows
80
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Platform Votes Score
Nintendo 64 1 3.8
PlayStation 5 2.6
Windows Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 6 2.8


The Press Says

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93
Nintendo 64Gaming Entertainment Monthly
Overall I think if your a NFL fan and your looking for a game that will entertain you and give you that realism that you need then Madden is definitely the game for you. So far it is my choice as the best NFL game of the year on every platform.
91
PlayStationGame Revolution
What all 750 of these words mean is that Madden '99 is the best Madden ever, as well the greatest leap a Madden title has ever made in one year. It has improved even more than '97 improved over '95--the year(s) Madden went from 16-bit to 32-bit (Madden '96 was never shipped). Quite simply, it doesn't get much better than this, folks.
91
Nintendo 64Game Revolution
This, folks, is a fantastic game, and the best pigskin available for the N64, bar none. Just keep that mute button handy.
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The game is not perfect, but it is as close to perfect that any football game has ever come and trust me, I have played them all. I found myself being drawn in to the game the more I played it. I couldn’t pay half attention to it or I would get slaughtered. Finally there is a football game where it is just as fun to run the ball as to pass it. I read a lot of hype about Madden 99 over the summer and how EA were gearing up to take back some market share that they lost to other companies. Well, in my mind they have gone a long way towards that goal. If you are a fan of football and enjoy a true simulation then buy Madden 99. If you are more into an arcade type of football game, get Gameday 99. Madden 99 could have gotten a perfect score if the problems with multiplayer and the few small graphics and audio problems were solved.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Regardless of these minor issues, it’s impossible not to give MADDEN 99 an unconditional recommendation. This game delivers on all the broken promises of previous editions way. With dead-on gameplay, career and management options, ravishing visuals, it is the closest we’ve come to recreating football on the PC. I don’t know the “boom” and the “doink,” but John’s sure made on everything else—it’s definitely all in here.
90
Nintendo 64All Game Guide
Despite all of these new features, there are two areas that actually have suffered in comparison to 1997's game. First, the speed is a little slower, which is a bit of a disappointment. Second, the speech is almost non-existent. I have played games where Pat Summerall and John Madden have said ONE phrase each. That's right! I guess something had to be cut to give us all of the improvements, but this is a big omission. Nonetheless, Madden NFL 99 is still the game to beat and the additions really put it on top of the Nintendo 64's steadily growing sports library.
89
PlayStationNowGamer
Make no mistake, American footie fans will take to this like William Perry to your, er, refrigerator. Even if you’re not too fussed about the sport in general, this game acts as a good eye-opener to showcase what you’ve been missing out on, and makes a great multi-player game into the early hours.
85
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Insgesamt ist Madden NFL '99 also ein hervorragendes Football-Game mit vielen positiven Eigenschaften. Die Steuerung ist leicht zu erlernen und trägt mit dazu bei, daß die Matches wirklich Spaß machen. Die große Anzahl an Spielzügen und die verstärkte Intelligenz der Computer-Gegner – die das Gewinnen nicht einfach macht – locken immer wieder vor den Bildschirm, und die vielen Statistiken laden zum Stöbern ein. Nur die leichten Grafikfehler und der emotionslose Kommentator verhindern eine 1- als Wertung. Abgesehen davon ist Madden NFL '99 aber ein sehr gutes Spiel und stellt gerade für Anfänger eine Alternative zu den zahlreichen anderen Football-Games für das N64 dar.
85
PlayStationConsoles Plus
Comme d'habitude, les fans adoreront. Par contre Madden 99 laissera indifférents la majorité des joueurs français.
85
PlayStationIGN
In the end, Madden is a serious football sim, no doubt. It's better looking, faster, deeper, and bigger than last year's game. But it's still not snatched back the gold that was once solely EA's. This year that crown goes to another game.
85
PlayStationGamezilla
In my opinion, this is the best playing football game to date. It may not be as pretty to look at but it really gets the job done. Everything is realistic and feels like a football simulation. If you are looking for a more arcade type game, you can change a few options and play a faster, less complicated version of the game but face it, die hard Madden fans want the real deal. It is nice to see that Madden is back on top.
84
Nintendo 64Gamezilla
This game attempts to get everything in the game but I didn't find it that enjoyable. From the fact that I seemed to win only one in five of the coin flips to the lack of superstar players entering in during the seasonal drafts. The franchise and season modes would be more interesting if you could make multiplayer deals or throw in cash to finish a deal. Negotiating contracts would be more realistic if you weren't just tossing contract offerings against a wall until one sticks - there just isn't enough interaction there. This game is probably the best simulation out there so I hope it's time to raise the bar and do some things that will knock peoples' socks off again. But it is probably the best NFL simulation there is so it's got some things going for it. I would definitely recommend renting before buying!
83
Nintendo 64Nintendo Power Magazine
To reclaim their position as top dog in the football field, EA sports knew it would take a great game that included all the important licenses, features and modes. Madden '99 has it all. The beginner mode makes it easy for players of all skill levels. For novices or experts, Madden has the right play called.
83
PlayStationGameSpot
In the end, when it comes down to it, Madden 99 is simply the best Madden game to date. While this is the first NFL football game to come out this season, it's safe to say that Madden 99 will be one of the best football games to ship this year.
81
WindowsPower Unlimited
De 99-versie ziet er opnieuw puik uit. De graphics zijn nog beter dan voorheen, de gameplay verloopt soepel, de aktie is realistisch, het spel kent weer shitloads aan statistieken en de Multiplayer mode is zeer uitgebreid. Ik kan weinig punten van kritiek vinden. Madden 99 laat gewoon American Football zien zoals het spelletje in werkelijkheid ook gespeeld wordt, zonder enige opsmuk of vreemde power-moves.
80
WindowsGamezilla
A decent game, but not quite there. The graphics are improved, but system resources are severely taxed by the sheer number of polygons required to render each frame. Gameplay has improved, as has the AI, but again the game seems a bit behind the competition when you consider the controller configuration and audio distortion/dropouts. For the most part, this is a very playable game, but take serious note of the hardware recommendations above. To really get the most out of this game, you need a serious machine with a Voodoo2 accelerator. I just wish I could have one to see what the game could really look like…
80
WindowsGameGenie
As you should expect from EA titles, the graphics are set to new level. Somehow some way the EA team comes up with more things to do and show. Too bad the sounds took a break. Very inconstant sounds some times becoming frustrating. Despite this very insignificant flaw, the gameplay is fun and the controls are not hard to learn. You'll be happy to know it is not impossible to complete a pass now, which in previous versions was a freak of nature. This is by far one the best football sim's I've seen to date.
80
PlayStationPower Unlimited
Naast de A.I. en de gameplay, die nog verder verbeterd zijn en voor een bijna perfecte football-simulatie zorgen, maken vooral de kleine details in de animaties dat Madden 99 ver boven de andere football games uitsteekt. Voor beginnelingen is Madden 99 geen gemakkelijke kost, maar de gevorderd footballer kan zijn ei kwijt met de bijna onuitputtelijke hoeveelheid teams, spelers en wedstrijden! Dit is een spel, dat ik vaker ga spelen.
80
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Mein erster Eindruck: Was eine Optionsfülle! Der zweite: Was eine Optionsfülle! Auch wenn Präsentation und spielerische Tiefe erste Sahne sind, erleichtern karge Menüs und das flaue Handbuch nicht gerade den Einstieg. Nach ein, zwei Stunden hat man das Geschehen allerdings durchschaut, und Über-Coach John Madden ist ja auch noch da.
80
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Men på den anden side, hvis ikke man interesserer sig for sporten, hvorfor skulle man så købe en spil som dette? For alle, der er bidt af NFL, fås det ikke bedre end Madden NFL '99.
77
WindowsPrivat Computer PC
Alt for mange situationers udfald afhænger af held, og hvem gider vinde en fodboldkamp ved lodtrækning? Disse problemer mener jeg er grundlæggende for alle amerikanske fodboldspil, men problemerne til trods er Madden 99 et af de bedre af slagsen.
75
WindowsGame Revolution
Most of the aspects that make a typical EA sports game are there and, for the most part, are brilliant - the depth, the witty comments, and the top-notch graphics. More time spent perfecting the gameplay would have producd a clear winner here. If you are willing to give up depth, Blitz's PC conversion offers non-stop no rules football. On the other hand, those who are more interested in the whole management perspective, maintaining a team, and playing a team throughout a season should give Madden '99 more than a passing glance.
73
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
American Football mit allem, was drinsteckt. Dazu gehören leider auch Geknäuel und taktische Optionen, bei denen jedem Europäer die Birne raucht. Trotz der Einsteiger- Modi wendet sich Madden NFL 99 an Fachkundige, die zudem einen muskulösen Rechner auf der Bank haben sollten. Die Liste an Statistiken und Optionen ist ewig lang, der Spielwitz aber etwas flach. Zudem erreicht die Präsentation nicht das übliche Hochglanz-Niveau von EA Sports.
70
WindowsAttack Games
Den största besvikelsen är de långa laddningstiderna och coaching- och ekonomidelarna som har en mängd missar och är allmänt otillräckliga. Om du gillar att spela ska du välja Madden NFL 99. Ligger lagledning och ekonomi i din smak ska du kanske titta runt efter annat.