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Gaming 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.
This, folks, is a fantastic game, and the best pigskin available for the N64, bar none. Just keep that mute button handy.
All 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.
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.
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!
Nintendo 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.