Madden NFL 99 (Nintendo 64)

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Overall User Score (1 vote) 3.8

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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.
Game Revolution (Oct 01, 1998)
This, folks, is a fantastic game, and the best pigskin available for the N64, bar none. Just keep that mute button handy.
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.
Video Games (Dec, 1998)
Die Animationen sind fabelhaft, das Game-Play vorbildlich. So könnte man Madden NFL 99 bewerten. Wären da nicht einige Macken bezüglich dem Sound und der generellen Spielatmosphäre. Gegenüber NFL Quarterback Club 99 büßt dieses Spiel auch einige Punkte in Sachen der Grafik ein. Der Hi-Res-Modus ist zwar gut und schön, die Animations-Phasen der Spieler atemberaubend, doch dafür geht die Frame-Rate gelegentlich böse in die Knie. Das Konkurrenzprodukt aus dem Hause Iguana hat hier deutlich die Nase vorn. Alte Madden-Fans werden, man hält es nicht für möglich, die markanten Kommentare des Ex-Profi-Footballers schmerzlich vermissen. Gegenüber der PlayStation-Fassung sind sie hier kaum vorhanden. Das hat auch Auswirkungen auf den Gesamtspielspaß, da die Sound-Kulisse der eines niederbayerischen Winterwaldes gleicht.
Total! (Germany) (Nov, 1998)
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.
Gamezilla (1998)
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!
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.